Traveling through Namibia is exciting and a photographer’s delight. Yet, painters get huge inspiration from the beauty and starkness to be found in such a place. Take a look at the picture below. As stunning as this painting looks, it is not actually a painting but a PHOTOGRAPH. It was featured on National Geographic’s Photograph of the Day page recently and it received a lot of attention. Various comments suggest it might have been Photoshopped but it is definitely a photograph and NOT a painting.
Or is it?
The National Geographic comment on this photograph taken in Namibia is “Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.” The photograph was taken by Frans Lanting
Simply stunning in my view. But…have you decided if it’s a painting or a photograph or a very well photoshop edited photograph? What’s your opinion?
I don’t really mind whatever it is, this scene is just gorgeous to look at – might even make it my wallpaper for a day or two! Such gorgeous images like these makes me want to go traveling once more…