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Recycling drums in Sossusvlei in the Namib desert, Namibia. Guess what time of day I shot this.
I was attracted by the contrasting colours and contrast of metal against stone.

Olympus C750

WINNER of the ‘Garbage Challenge’ in the Mood & Ambience group. March 2010


blue, colour, green, namibia, noon, oil drums, orange, recycling, shadow, garbage


  • Stella Day
    Stella Dayalmost 5 years ago

    I absolutely love the colors you capture.

  • Thanks again, yes, they are very vibrant.

    – mamba

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture. Looks like it was a bit hot there.

  • Thanks Bryan, yes it was very hot indeed, just the way I like it. You could hardly touch those oil drums.

    – mamba

  • Euphemia
    Euphemiaover 4 years ago

    We stayed in the same camping, there are the hatched umbrellas behind this low stoned wall and on the left hand side the so-called swimming pool!
    Anyway, fantastic picture :-D

  • Hi again Euphemia. Many thanks. I didn’t stay at this camping place which has the advantage of being the closest to the famous dunes and you can make early morning shots. I stayed in a lodge a few kilometres away.

    – mamba

  • Kerensa Davies
    Kerensa Daviesover 4 years ago

  • Many thanks indeed Kat D.

    – mamba

  • David  Howarth
    David Howarthover 4 years ago

  • Thanking you very, very much for this feature David.

    – mamba

  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenover 4 years ago

    Mood & Ambience group
    Garbage challenge!

  • Wow! many thanks indeed for this honour.

    – mamba

  • Mart Delvalle
    Mart Delvalleover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your winning; well deserved. Beautiful shot and also love the name, very subtle since it’s a reference to the shadow.

  • Thanking you kindly Mart for your motivating comment. Yes, you hit it on the nail, it refers to the shadow and also that time could be up if we don’t recycle as opposed to five to twelve. That sounds all so philosophical, I think I just liked the colours;-) Thanks again and congratulations on your entry which I thought to be absolutely fantastic.

    – mamba

  • Kerensa Davies
    Kerensa Daviesover 4 years ago

    Good luck with this entry in the contrasting perception challenge, this is a good image for an avatar.

  • Many thanks indeed Cat Deen.

    – mamba

  • Dania Reichmuth
    Dania Reichmuthover 4 years ago

    Wonderful photograph, the texture, the theme, colors are fantastic, congratulations for the winning! :)

  • Many thanks. It was a hot, hot day when I took this and obviously 12 o’clock.

    – mamba

  • amyrey
    amyreyalmost 4 years ago

    Your work has been accepted into Inanimate Emotions. Thanks for sharing this great image with the group.

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