2015-09-07: Monochrome Monday

Here are a few photos from my wanderings in the past week, that I thought would look interesting converted to monochrome.

Have a great Monday!

A bit of an odd photo, but I like it, so I included it.  I just loved the way the frost glistened on the hood of this truck.  If I wasn't on my way off to walk with Spencer, I would have gone back for my macro lens and played around; given we are just moving into fall, I guess I'll have lots more opportunities! 1/3200sec, f5.6, ISO 320
A bit of an odd photo, but I like it, so I included it. I just loved the way the frost glistened on the hood of this truck. If I wasn’t on my way off to walk with Spencer, I would have gone back for my macro lens and played around; given we are just moving into fall, I guess I’ll have lots more opportunities!
1/3200sec, f5.6, ISO 320
A few of the wildflowers have hung on despite the frost, but these ones seemed resigned to summer having passed. 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 500
A few of the wildflowers have hung on despite the frost, but these ones seemed resigned to summer having passed.
1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 500
Some of the roadside tall grasses, glistening with frost in the early morning sun. 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 1250
Some of the roadside tall grasses, coated with frost and catching the early morning sun.
1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 1250

2015-08-31: Monochrome Monday

I exposed this shot for the sky, as I wanted to capture the amazing texture of the clouds and the suns rays visible behind the clouds.  The trees naturally went into silhouette.  Converting this to black and white emphasized the texture far more than the colour photo did. 1/1000sec, f7.1, ISO 110
I exposed this shot for the sky, as I wanted to capture the amazing texture of the clouds and the suns rays visible behind them. The trees naturally went into silhouette. Converting this to black and white emphasized the texture far more than the colour photo did. Okavango Delta, April 2015 1/1000sec, f7.1, ISO 110

Lions at Night

During my last trip to South Africa, I was lucky enough to watch lions at night not just once, but on four separate occasions.  I have wanted to post these photos for a while; originally I held off as I printed two of them as a gift, and didn’t want to run risk that they would be seen on screen before the prints showed up in person (they looked AMAZING, if I do say so myself).  I’ve finally had the chance to work through all the photos I had hoped to edit. A few of them are also on my Smugmug site, links are provided for anyone interested.

I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful evening.

A lioness passes incredibly close to the front of the landrover. Londolozi Game Reserve, May 2015
A lioness passes incredibly close to the front of the landrover.
Londolozi Game Reserve, May 2015
Giving us a glimpse of her powerful teeth and jaws. Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015
Giving us a glimpse of her powerful teeth and jaws.
Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015
What big teeth he has! Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015
What big teeth he has!
Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015
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Such a beautiful cat. Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015
This lioness was obviously bored of all the attention she was getting. Phoned Game Reserve, April, 2015
This lioness was obviously bored of all the attention she was getting.
Phinda Game Reserve, April, 2015
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Keeping a watchful eye out. Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015.

Lying in wait

A lioness tries to catch 40 winks, but the male lion nearby definitely had other things on his mind! (More on that in another post!) Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015
A lioness tries to catch 40 winks, but the male lion nearby definitely had other things on his mind! (More on that in another post!)
Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015
Keeping his eyes on his prize... the lovely female featured in other photos. Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015.
Keeping his eyes on his prize… the lovely female featured in other photos.
Chitwa Chitwa, May 2015.

The king at night 2

What big teeth she has! Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015
What big teeth she has!
Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015

Lying in the dark 2

We were watching her, but she was focused elsewhere. Phoned Game Reserve, April 2015
We were watching her, but she was focused elsewhere.
Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015

Lying in the dark

A regal pose, and such gorgeous eyes. Phnda Game Reserve, April 2015.
A regal pose, and such gorgeous eyes.
Phinda Game Reserve, April 2015.

The king at night

Timbavati Highlights

While I have been home now almost a week, I thought I would continue on with posting my highlights of each area I visited in Southern Africa, and then move on to other blog post formats.  I came home with over 13,300 images, so I will have lots to work through over the next couple of months.

I hope you enjoy, and have a great day!

After moving all night, this lion just couldn't go any further, and laid down for a nap on the road.
After moving all night, this lion just couldn’t go any further, and laid down for a nap on the road.
The beautiful textures of the inside of an elephant's trunk.
The beautiful textures of the inside of an elephant’s trunk.
This is what it looks like driving through the bush at night.
This is what it looks like driving through the bush at night.
A heavily pregnant alpha female wild dog looks our way from behind some branches.
A heavily pregnant alpha female wild dog looks our way from behind some branches.
A leopard cub peers down between the branches of a tree.
A leopard cub peers down between the branches of a tree.
Hyenas come in small, medium and large at this sighting.
Hyenas come in small, medium and large at this sighting.
A lioness looks on while the cubs swarm her sister.
A lioness looks on while the cubs swarm her sister.