Thought I’d jump in with another quick post this week, and I haven’t done a “behind the shot” post in some time, so here you go.
On our first afternoon drive on the Wild Eye Great Migration photo safari I hosted with Marlon du Toit last year, we came across a trio of magnificent Elephant bulls on the plains. The were moving directly towards the road we were using, and this afforded us the opportunity to stay ahead of them and try various angles, backgrounds and focal lengths as they came closer (they came up to a few meters of us eventually).
This is one of the photos I captured that afternoon, processed and cropped to taste.
Can’t get much better than this, can it? Lovely tusker. Iconic umbrella tree. Wide open spaces.
Well, the light could have been better – it was overcast and the light was quite flat. What this does do, is it evens out exposure across your subject and makes for increased texture and detail across the whole animal. With elephants, this always makes me itch to try it in monochrome…well, by now you should have seen that I have a bit of a love affair with elephants in monochrome. I’m never lax to try and create something interesting with elephants in monochrome.
Here’s my converted result – plus a few rounds of dodging and burning etc.
Which do you prefer?
Oh, and space on our Great Migration photo safaris is running at an all-time low…limited spots still available. If you are still contemplating joining us for this bucket-list spectacle later this year, then check out the details of the extended safari and regular safaris.
If you are concerned about safe travel in Kenya given recent events and the bad press surrounding it, you may want to read THIS.
Have a great day, and thanks for tagging along in my musings…
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