Escarpment Vistas 2019

01 Feb 2020 01:06 #75659 by Sterkhorn
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My 3 entries:


A Daisy View
Classic view from Roland's Cave - the delicacy of the flowers against the harshness of the escarpment impressed me
A Daisy View


Gold Within The Cliffs
Taken at Dragon's Back - the colours of the lower peaks were special on that morning
Gold Within The Cliffs


Morning Warmth
Viewed the soft colours in the valley while enjoying a special breakfast near the Thumb
Morning Warmth


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03 Feb 2020 07:18 #75665 by intrepid
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Thanks to everyone that submitted photos. Entries are closed and voting is open until 15 Feb.

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The prize for this category is a copy of Spirit Of The Drakensberg, which was kindly sponsored by the author, Richard Hunt.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

The Spirit of the Drakensberg takes the reader on an evocative journey through the mountains. The twelve chapters are based on the demarcated Ezimvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife areas– a unique approach that informs the reader of the highlights and dramatic scenery waiting to be discovered in each particular section of the Berg.  It took Richard Hunt six years to capture these Mountains in their changing moods and seasons; enticing one to take to the footpaths, if only from an armchair perspective,  to enjoy the spectacular beauty that unfolds, page by page. The photographs are contextualised by succinct captions, allowing one to share Richard Hunt’s passion for this ancient mountain range, and recognising its deep spirituality and endless lure.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KwaZulu-Natal born and bred, Richard Hunt grew up in Mooi River. With the mighty Drakensberg Mountains constantly in sight, his visual sense was honed by their shape, form and endlessly changing beauty. Richard Hunt has a farming background, which connects him in many ways to the earth and fuels his deep love for nature conservation. Wilderness areas have always called him but he only discovered photography in his later years, capturing magnificent landscape images during his monthly forays into the mountains. His vast collection of quality photographs depicting the entire Drakensberg range provides an unprecedented overview of the region.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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11 Feb 2020 07:54 #75687 by intrepid
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Really awesome to see no less than 21 entries in this category. We need to get more rating in on these however. Please remember to rate each image!

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17 Feb 2020 08:52 - 17 Feb 2020 08:53 #75704 by intrepid
Replied by intrepid on topic Escarpment Vistas 2019
And the results, as of now, are:

Morning Warmth by Sterkhorn 3.48 (4 votes)

old Within the Cliffs by Sterkhorn 3.71 (5 votes)

A Daisy View by Sterkhorn 3.53 (5 votes)

A Clear Promise by GetaPix 4.07 (6 votes)

Cathedral Candles by vivo101 3.57 (6 votes)

Best Seat In The House by vivo101 3.25 (5 votes)

A Champagne Worthy Sunrise by vivo101 3.23 (6 votes)

A sea of clouds by Nicolaas 3.44 (5 votes)

Barrier of Spears by Nicolaas 3.18 (4 votes)

Valley of mysteries by Nicolaas 3.18 (4 votes)

The vast vastness by ghaznavid 3.07 (5 votes)

Good Morning Dragon by ghaznavid 3.44 (5 votes)

The Mighty Elephant by ghaznavid 3.49 (6 votes)

Crisp by intrepid 3.48 (4 votes)

Bliss by intrepid 3.38 (4 votes)

Man Alone by Serious tribe 3.81 (5 votes)

Liquid Gold by Serious tribe 4.16 (6 votes)

From here I can see forever by Serious tribe 4.07 (7 votes)

Calm before the storm by elinda 3.35 (5 votes)

Room with a view by elinda 3.44 (5 votes)

Majestic Mnweni by elinda 3.44 (5 votes)


And the winner is....Liquid Gold by Serious tribe!


@ST: Congratulations on a magnificent shot! This is also one of my favourite escarpment spots! By any chance was this taken on the trip you and I did together in 2012?

We will be in touch regards your book prize!

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
Last edit: 17 Feb 2020 08:53 by intrepid.
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