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Camera :Nikon D850

Lens : Sigma 14mm F1.8

Tripod : Really Right Stuff TVC 45

Head : Arca Swiss D4

Sky : 15x10secs F2.8 Iso 12800

Foreground : 150secs F2.8 Iso 1600

Filters : None

The Spitzkoppe or pointed dome is a group of granite peaks or inselbergs located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. The granite is more than 120 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,728 metres above sea level and stretch out into a range known as the Pontok Mountains. The Spitzkoppe Mountains were also the filming location for 2001: A Space Odyssey in the "Dawn of Man" sequences. I spent a night camping here and the location formed an excellent location for nightscape photography. The arch seen here being the most photogenic and captivating …..

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