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The Hell

The Hell
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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 1998-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon F-301, Nikkon 28-80 mm, Fujichrome Sensia100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-28 8:00
Viewed: 1900
Points: 3
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Mny people know about The Hell but not many have been there.It is bounded on the East, West, North and South by mountains.They say when there is an on coming car you pray that God be with you.The stone wall is only a portion of the route and the 50 Km stretch takes about 4 to 5 hours but when one gets into the valley there is so much natural beauty.
Scanned from an old slide.

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  • andrei Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 1 N: 226] (1664)
  • [2011-01-28 10:36]

I've been on parts of this route many years ago and it makes you feel vary small.
My eye struggle to find a way into this photo. We have the distant road disapearing into the mountain but due the the even coulout of the mountain whick I like. The front section of the road runs from left to right but does not add to the scene. A different viewpoint to see the front section leading into the distant section would have helped.

This is an interesting view Erwin , it appears austere and twisty ,i know it is for real ! From the thumbnail i immediately recognize the typical rock formations of the Swartberg Range , a twisting road that links Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert , remember so well that day driving along that road the Swartberg Pass ( arguably the most spectacular of SA ) best driven slowly taking in all the sights--wonderful flora along the way-- we drove several kms onto a side valley roads as well ,could well be the Hell for some more exploration , anyway agree it is a beautiful area to investigate. Good scan and the b&w renders the view somewhat more dramatic ,agree with Andrei about the missing connection between the two levels , but the view alone largely compensates for that , thanks for sharing ,

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