2017-03-21: WPC Atop

The WordPress prompt for the week is Atop – photographs showing a vantage point of being above the subject.  I hope you enjoy my selection of images from my travels.

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The expanse of the Amboseli National Park, and a dust-devil in the distance.  Viewed from the Amboseli lookout point.
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Another view from the Amboseli lookout.  
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Coming in to land at the airstrip in Selenkay.
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A view of a Maasai village from the air; somewhere on route to Porini’s Mara camp.
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Above the clouds.
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Near the Ishasha Wilderness Camp, we found a lovely spot perched over the river valley, the perfect place to watch the sunrise.
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From our perch in Ishasha, not only did we watch the sunrise, but we also watched some hyena hassle a group of crowned cranes.
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Another day, and the start of another lovely sunrise in Ishasha.

 

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WPC Atop

2017-03-04: WPC – The Road Taken

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While driving through Ishasha, we came across these rainbows just peeking through the storm clouds.
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This giraffe was not too impressed with our choice of road taken!
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A quick sunrise snap with my GoPro while driving through Amboseli.

 

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WPC: The Road Taken

10-31-2016: Monochrome Monday

This is a first edit of a photo pulled from deep in the archives, shot with my first dSLR camera and lens combo while on a cruise, January 2012.  I’m really liking how this has turned out 🙂

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Night Skies

Yesterday, for the first time since I moved, I managed to stay awake to see the stars.  I’m sure that sounds a bit funny, but summer nights are long in southern Canada, and even longer now that I have moved quite a bit further north.  And this early bird does have trouble staying up past 10…

But, I managed last night and got my camera set up hoping to catch a bit of the meteor shower (I saw one, and captured a few faint trails before I called it a night).  What I was most impressed with though was the clouds.  The first shot in the photos I am posting was taken at 10:30, and the last at 10:59 (okay, I didn’t manage that far past 10).  The moon wasn’t up yet, and I live far from from city lights.  I didn’t do anything other than export the photos from lightroom, they were taken with auto white balance, and all at 30 seconds exposure, f3.5, ISO 1000 (with my focus set to infinity).

If you look really, really closely in the last two photos, you might see the faint evidence of a meteor.

I’m excited for playing around more with night photography.  I must say, it was fun to get set up on on my back deck with a couple beers and watch the sky for awhile and take a few photos.

Have a great evening everyone.  It’s pretty overcast here tonight so I’m going to give the late night shooting a miss – maybe tomorrow though 🙂

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