The Kitchen
In the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop in southern Namibia time has stood still since the moment its inhabitants - who were working in the diamond mining industry - abandoned the place in the fifties of the twentieth century.

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Thu May 17, '12 07:45AM
Uploaded By: Karin De Winter  

 

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Media ID 20120802133105429  
Date Thu May 17, '12 07:45AM
Comments 5
Views 11339
Uploaded By Karin De Winter
Aperture Value f//8
Artist Karin De Winter
Copyright ©2012 Karin De Winter & Jo Van Rossem.
Date/Time Thu May 17, '12 07:45AM
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 16 mm
Image Description In the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop in southern Namibia time has stood still since the moment its inhabitants - who were working in the diamond mining industry - abandoned the place in the fifties of the twentieth century.
IPTC: Byline Karin De Winter
IPTC: Caption In the desert ghost town of Kolmanskop in southern Namibia time has stood still since the moment its inhabitants - who were working in the diamond mining industry - abandoned the place in the fifties of the twentieth century.
IPTC: Copyright Notice 2012 Karin De Winter & Jo Van Rossem.
IPTC: Date Created 20120517
IPTC: Keywords Africa; Afrika; Image; Karas; Kolmanskop; Namibia; abandoned; decay; desert; diamond; door; ghost; house; kitchen; mine; monotone; ruin; town; urban
IPTC: Time Created 114546+0200
ISO 100
Make Canon
Metering Mode Center Weighted Average
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed Value 1/0 sec
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Your processing looks great for this subject. I looked over your album from this location and you have some remarkable images. I was a little stumped that you chose to do all of them in b/w rather than some in color also. I would love to visit Namibia and Kolmanskop.

Hi Bob,

Thanks so much for taking an intrest to my photo's. In fact it is only a very first series; I chose to do these because they lended themselves so well in texture enhancement and monotone conversion ! I got lots of pictures of Namibia (incl Kolmanskop in color as well coming up soon .......! I am just still working on it.

Best regards, Karin

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Fine Art & Documentary Travel, Nature and Cultural Photographer

I like the documentary style of this shot and the B&W is perfect for that. I am working in Lusaka at the moment and am considering where to do a bit of travelling when I am finished (around Christmas.) Namibia is one of the countries I am thinking of.

 Excellent shot.

Every time I see photographs from The southern tip I get homesick Wink

Hi Karin! Long time no see. Sorry I missed this until now but I really like it. I am so keen on Namibia! Skeleton coast, dead vlei, the desert overrunning everything and abandoned homesteads like this. I can't wait for my first visit there someday! And very jealous of all your excellent work from there.

You really chose well with black and white here, plus this lighting is so impressive. How was it possible?? The glow from the cracks of the closed doorway are balanced out entirely by ambient light in the rest of the room. It's a striking yet even-toned effect.