#beinspiredby: Animals in Space

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We see it often when we head out into the field.

All the time actually.  It’s all around us but sometimes we miss it.

Wide open spaces.

It is one of the things many people comment on when they first visit Africa, and it is these wide open spaces and large skies that fills the canvas when we photograph wildlife.

We’ve discussed this in the past but backgrounds can add great depth and aesthetic to your wildlife images. For this week’s #beinspiredby theme, we would like you to share images that shows these wide open spaces and massive skies.   More than this however, we want to see your images of these wide open spaces with a subject in the frame.

Photographers like Andrew and Morkel have a special knack for these kind of images, so check out their work for some inspiration and then head over to your Lightroom catalog to look for your own images to share during the weekend.

Call it what you will,  animal-scapes, animal environment shots, we would like to see your images in which the focus is the wide open space with the subject, somewhere, very small in the frame.

Want you to show us – animals in space.

#beinspiredby:  Animals in Space

Gerry van der Walt - #beinspiredby:  Animals in Space

Elephants on the banks of the Chobe River
Nikon D3s, 24mm, 1/6400, f/4, ISO 500

Gerry van der Walt - #beinspiredby:  Animals in Space

Waterbuck in the Mara
Nikon D800, 200mm, 1/800, f/4, ISO 200

Keen to share your images?

Here’s how it works for this week.

  • Look through your images and select your favorite image that shows wide open spaces with the subject in a frame.
  • Process them like you normally would using your favourite post-processing software.
  • Go to the Wild Eye Facebook page and post your image there using with this heading: #beinspiredby:  Animals in Space
  • In the description tell us where you took the image, a little bit about the camera settings you used and any other info you think would be worth while sharing.
  • Check the Facebook page throughout the weekend to see some of the other images that people are uploading.
  • Next Monday I will then choose 5 of my favourite images and share them on the blog.
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Quite easy yeah?

Wildlife photography often sees us using only big lenses and zooming in tight on our subjects, but there is a whole world of wide open images waiting for us to click the shutter.

So there you have it.

I look forward to seeing you images on the Wild Eye Facebook page during this weekend.

Happy sharing.

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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