I’ve been a little busy over the last few days, not only is work hectic but I’m giving a talk on photography and travelling in Africa this week, so have been trying to prepare for that. It’s the first time that I do something like this so we’ll see how it goes.
Shooting into the sun can be a little tough, in most instances the foreground will be dark. Even with the amazing dynamic range available on the Nikon D800 you won’t get a photo like this with conventional shooting, this is a 5 frame HDR shot processed in photomatix.
Elephants have to be among the most interesting of all wildlife. They’re always on the move especially in the morning and the evening when it’s a little cooler. If you sit for any length of time close to a waterhole in any African park that has a decent elephant population the likelihood of them showing up is pretty high.
Just remember to use a wider angle lens once in a while to show a different point of view.
I’m guessing the double vision effect of this mural down at Venice Beach was intentional, somehow it’s more effective in this photograph with all the surroundings removed.
I’ll keep this one short as it’s been a long day in the office, looks like the entire week is shaping up to be a busy one.
Here’s a photo I took last year in Sweden, definitely one of the best places I was in last year to improve my landscape photography.
The colours at deadvlei make photography very easy. The hard part is getting there first thing in the morning, after a 60km race down a narrow tar road, you have to walk through some fairly soft sand with all your gear in tow. It’s worth it once you get there.
I spend a fair amount of time self educating myself on photography, I read quite a few books and tons of articles on the interwebs. While I find some things easy to grasp, others just baffle me. Like photographing lines, I look at some peoples photos and am mesmerised by them, I try to produce something similar and just fail.
I quite like this one, perhaps it’s the contrast of the chaotic clouds and uniform lines that works. I don’t know.
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Tagged D800, Italy, Tuscany
We visited a couple of the beaches in the LA area while we were there, bit of a strange thing to do in winter but it was pretty warm. Newport felt like the most “normal” beach we visited, Venice was full of “crazies” and Santa Monica felt quite Sterile and uppity.
Selecting the right images to enter into competitions is pretty hard, I’ve had friends and family from all over the world look at 5 photos of these Lionesses doing battle, this one didn’t make the cut.
It’s too late for me to remember the name of this camp, but it was impressive. I’ve been posting a lot of images from Namibia over the past couple of weeks. That’s mainly because I’m trying to finalise which images to enter into a couple of the Wildlife photo competitions, they seem to all be due at the same time – later this week.
On both occasions that I’ve been to the quiver tree forest, i’ve liked the ease of access to the trees. They put the campsite just a few metres away as you can see our camp in the bottom right of this photo.
The only problem is that they use floodlights to light up the trees at night and they are on the other side of the campsite. Making it a very bright nights sleep.