I’ve had an amazing week of wildlife viewing so far, and I am really looking forward to sharing that on my What I’ve seen this week post on Sunday. But for today, I thought I would share one of my artistic impressions with you, since it has been a while since I’ve done so.
This was created using the Topaz Simplify plug in for Photoshop.
The third most popular post of the year was a response to a topic from Cee’s Fun Foto website, Black and White Close Ups. Of course, I featured my favourite animal, the elephant. 2016-06-04: CBWC-Close Ups
I spent a lot of time in Kenya amongst elephants and managed to get a good number of close up shots that I liked. I hope you enjoy this one as well.
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the path that has been travelled over the year, and the ones that you hope to travel on in the coming year. 2016 has been an interesting, and really good year. The photos below encompass some of my thoughts about the various paths that I am on.
There are times when the path is clear; you know where you are going and the way is easily defined. If you have to retrace your steps for some reason, it’s easy to get back where you started.
On some days, the path might seem barren and you feel all alone, but you never know what might pop up ahead.
Sometimes others will doubt that you are on a path at all; they will question your direction and your vision. But you know exactly where you are going.
Sometimes you need to create your own path. You can’t see where you are headed, and if you try to turn around, the way is just as obscured. Going on intuition is the only way forward.
Sometimes the only thing to do is take a break, rest, and return to the path later on. This is especially true when you have no idea what you are doing, or where you are going!
Coming in at #4 in my year in review was the post 2016-04-19: WPC Dinnertime. The WordPress photo blog prompt for the week was about mealtimes, and vultures feasting on a carcass fit the bill perfectly.
After my time in Kenya, I have a different take on dinnertime to share. We spotted a lion couple right after leaving camp on an early morning game drive, and the male decided that what was left of the wildebeest carcass was going to be his, and his alone. He dragged the kill a good hundred metres or so before settling down again for a rest. The female followed along behind, but didn’t try to get too close. I’ll have more photos from this sighting to share in the future, but I hope you enjoy this one for now.