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Posted by
Ansie (Paarl, South Africa) on 28 March 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Brandfontein is the most beautiful place on earth (for me!) Nature is totally unspoilt, few people know of it, mainly fisherman, and it is miles and miles of white sand to walk on, pick up shells and find peace for your soul. There is no electricity in the farmhouse, you sit in front of a fire with candle light, and get a hot water bottle in your old fashioned bed with white linen. The stars are so bright, you can put out your hand and touch them.

Canon EOS 5D 1/1600 second F/22.0 ISO 500 300 mm

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Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

It looks..práchtig!..wonderful soft colors,and a beautiful view!

28 Mar 2010 5:45am

@Thea: Baie dankie, dit is 'n mooi plek.

jpdm from Pignans, France

a place to go back in past when we lived by natural ways, so beautiful, love that pic with lonely man

28 Mar 2010 8:23am

@jpdm: yes, I wish we had more time to spend in lobely places like this!

k@ from Paris, France

Dreamy & magic mood - bravo

28 Mar 2010 10:21am

@k@: thank you!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful tones and layers of gold . Great mood !

28 Mar 2010 3:03pm

@MARIANA: yes, and I did not tone it, this is how it looked!

Florence from Paris, France

Great colors, desert mood.

28 Mar 2010 3:26pm

@Florence: looks like the desert on the photo, but not really!

Steffie from Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands

I think you are right. It looks like the most beautiful place in the world, but that is probably thanks to your photography. Stunning light and tones.

28 Mar 2010 5:27pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Dankie, ek dink dis mooi ten spyte van my fotografie ! Haha!

28 Mar 2010 8:20pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

superb golden light.
Very moody shot also with this kind of foggy atmosphere and this silhouette that appears in front of the lovely layers with different contrast

28 Mar 2010 8:51pm

@Laurent: Thank you, Laurent!

Ank from Zwolle, Netherlands

The way you describe it and the lovely picture added to that, it must be the most beautiful place on earth ;0)

29 Mar 2010 8:18am

@Ank: Yes, if come to visit, I'll go and show you!

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ja, Ansie het ziet er uit als een sprookje en zoals je het beschrijft......lijkt het mij ook een heerlijke plek om te vertoeven!

29 Mar 2010 11:15am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Ek sal vir jou gaan wys as jy ooit kom kuier!!!

29 Mar 2010 3:10pm

Magrat from Germany

Love your description of that place... wanna be there now! :) Wonderful picture, Ansie... Have a nice day...!

29 Mar 2010 3:38pm

☾éline from New York City, United States

Wow ! This is gorgeous ! 5 stars !

29 Mar 2010 5:45pm

@☾éline: Thank you, it is easy to take a good shot if everything else is great! have a great day!

Manu from Lynchburg, Va, United States

Thank you for your comment, Ansie, and for giving me the opportunity to admire your photos! Beautiful!

30 Mar 2010 12:18am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The golden tones add such a mysterious feel. A sensational shot!

30 Mar 2010 4:32am

@bluechameleon: Thank you!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh very beautiful - lovely that places like this still exist and are untouched by modern advancements.

30 Mar 2010 9:13am

@kiwisa: you are so right!

Josette from Warzée, Belgium

very beautiful !!

30 Mar 2010 1:35pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Wonderful, it's a very good shot!

30 Mar 2010 2:09pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic landscape and such a great mood. It's fantastic that only one person walk in such a great wide landscape. 5* for me! ;-))

3 May 2010 6:05pm

@Richard: Him and I were the only 2 people on the beach!

Canon EOS 5D
1/1600 second
ISO 500
300 mm