2018-04-22: Wide Angles Project

My wide angles only project took a bit of an unexpected detour this week, into video editing.  I took loads of GoPro stills and video during my 2016 trip to Uganda and Kenya, and never did anything with them.  I think I edited one, possibly two GoPro still images.   Since the GoPro is by design a very wide angle camera, I thought going through my archives to find some still shots might be fun, but it turned out that compiling a video was more compelling.

I’ve created a short video that follows my journey through Uganda; from Kihihi to Bwindi, onto Ishasha, the Kazinga Channel, the Kyambura Gorge, Kibale Forest and then ending in Entebbe.  The still image for the post and the video of the Batwa tribe were shot with my Nikon camera, but the balance was all with the GoPro, generally on a head mount or out the window of a vehicle.  Video is not something I’ve ever spent much time on, but it does provide a good feel for what the areas, and a little glimpse into what the gorilla and chimp treks are like.  Pardon the shakiness at times and awkward head bobbing; when I was with the gorillas I was taking stills with my Nikon while wearing the GoPro on a head mount.

I hope you enjoy this week’s project. I’ll be going through my Kenya videos for next week.

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead.

 

 

 

 

2017-05-01: Monochrome Monday

This monochrome Monday is features some of the primate images from my time in Uganda.  Trekking to see gorillas and chimpanzees is a bucket list item for many, and it is something that I would highly recommend.

I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful week.

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A young chimpanzee heading towards the fruit at the top of the tree in Kibale National Park.
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A young gorilla peers at me from amongst the foliage in Bwindi National Park.
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A pair of L’hoests monkeys on the roof of Buhoma Lodge.

 

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2017-03-26: WPC Green

The WordPress post prompt for this week is “It IS easy being green” and when I saw that, I immediately thought of Uganda.  Many of the places I visited in Uganda were amazingly lush forested areas, with varying tones of green as far as the eye could see.

I hope you enjoy my selection of green images 🙂

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A hamerkop fishing at the edge of the Kazinga Channel.  If I had to guess, I’d say it caught a tilapia.
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A black and white colobus monkey eyes us from the treetops.  My wonderful guide JP spotted this beauty while driving between Ishasha Wilderness Camp and the Mweya Lodge, overlooking the Kazinga Channel.

 

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One of the pathways through the Kibale Forest, where I searched for chimpanzees.
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A young chimpanzee in the treetops, munching on the tiny fruits that were in abundance on that particular tree variety.  Photographing the chimpanzees was even more challenging than the gorillas, and I came away with only a few shots I could use, but memories that will last a lifetime.
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A rather sizeable monitor lizard, steps from my tent door at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp.  When I showed this photo to others in my group at lunch, one woman commented she was very glad it had not been outside her tent.
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A beautiful vista while heading into the Bwindi region.  Terraced fields growing tea, coffee, bananas and an assortment of other fruits and vegetables.
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A L’hoests monkey seen from the deck at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi.  These monkeys were plentiful in the village, and gorged themselves on the avocados growing on the property.
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My first day in Bwindi, I took a village tour and we took a walk into the hills to visit a Batwa village (a pygmy community).  I snapped this shot of the community fields below and plots up the opposite hillside… but mostly I think I was stopped to catch my breath as the walk was very steep and our guide kept a fairly vigorous pace!
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And last, but certainly not least, a gorilla sleeping amongst the leaves, in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

 

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WPC: Green

2017-01-02: Monochrome Monday

This first monochrome Monday of the year is from my amazing gorilla trekking experience.  I have some ideas for future posts about the gorillas, so watch this space in the coming weeks!

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A pile-up of juvenile gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

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