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Camera : Nikon D850 Central DS mod

Lens : Zeiss Milvus 21mm

Tracker : Benro Polaris

Tripod : Really Right Stuff TVC 45

Head : Arca Swiss D4

Sky : 240secs, F4, iso 800, stack of 8

Foreground : 480secs, F4, iso 800, focus stacked, LLL

Filters : Kani night filter

001-bogenfels bts

Sperrgebiet….or the restricted area is a diamond mining region in Namibia, lying between Oranjemund and Luderitz. In the early 1900s the Germans built many diamond mining settlements in the area, Kolmanskop being the most storied. Further to the south of Kolmanskop lay Pomona and Bogenfels and it is said that the diamonds here lay on the surface, glinting during full moon nights making for easy pickings. These diamonds would then be further processed using plants with machinery specific for the purpose. The Germans eventually left leaving behind ghost towns, which are still preserved in their natural state even though in an advanced state of neglect and rot. Seen here is one of those decayed processing plant in the area around the settlement of Bogenfels……

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