I am completely taken aback by wide open desolate spaces. The bigger, wider, more open, more desolate the better and it really does take my breath away. It is hard to describe this feeling I get from it but it is the sense of space, the openness and having no boundaries at all. Once I have accumulated a collection large and good enough I hope to share this love through exhibitions and books dedicated to Wide Open Spaces.

The image I wish to present today is from Namibia, from driving through the gravel desert in Namibia. Namibians has a nice expression for this – “Gramadulas” – basically meaning outback or middle of nowhere! You will not find a more barren vast area and I loved every second of this magnificent place. I am however somewhat curious if anyone but me likes this sort of stuff. Into the Wild does not really apply here as there is not a thing here and that is what makes it great. It is more appropriately Into The Nothingness!

Click to see large size on my gallery! Copyright Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Gravel Desert Travelling
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

PS. I am posting slightly less and shorter than normal. Becoming a nomad and starting a new life is hard work and takes up a lot of time; leaving not as much time presently as I would like for blogging. Spare time needed!

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11 thoughts on “Into The Nothingness

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  1. Charlene 10 years ago

    Superstardom already huh?? You'll have paparazzi after you if you don't watch out 😉

    Did you find out what's at the end of this road?

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Superstardom, I don't quite follow? Too early for me to read comments perhaps 🙂

      At the end of this road…more road 🙂 It does go from gravel desert to the mighty tall orange sand dunes of Naukluft National Park about 700 ks down this road!

  2. thomasparkes 10 years ago

    Incredible, could be on Mars if that road wasn't there.
    Even though there is nothing to us, there probably is a plethora of life out there.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Yes there is a surprising amount of wildlife in the desert! And I constantly felt I was on Mars, I always wanted to be an astronaut and this was probably as close as I'm going to get.

  3. William Ophuis 10 years ago

    Nice shot of a Baron landscape, the most open landscape Ive been to is the Serengeti but that was green :), There is something about open wide spaces that's for sure.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Serengeti is awesome as well. Good to hear you see the beauty in wide open scapes as well!

  4. michaelolive 10 years ago

    I feel for you Flemming, the nomad life style must be terrible! Great shot though, look forward to when you have those images together as you know how to make those baron landscapes look good.

  5. chloe 10 years ago

    i can totaly sympathise on the lack of time to blog thing, i've been at my new job 3 weeks on wednesday & i've had no time for photography/blogging really 🙁

    i'm impressed by your open landscape photos, makes me want to get out into the open

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 10 years ago

      Thanks Chloe. Another photographer and lover of open spaces called them "Dimensionless Open Spaces", a very fitting name!