There are few times more thrilling to be out in the field, than at dawn and dusk. That is for me, atleast.
The expectation that anything could come across your path, or perhaps the other way around, is always there. That feeling of pure excitement becomes almost tangible.
As the cool African breeze wraps around me whilst the sun is nowhere to be seen, I find myself completely immersed in the moment. The roar of a lion, snorting of a few hippo’s, the whoop of a hyena and the bark of a black-backed jackal all are characters during this beautiful time of day.
Photographing without sunlight adds a different dimension to your images. I can’t stand it when seasoned photographers put their cameras away, purely because their subjects are not dripping with golden light!
Take this opportunity to share with us those special, often intimate moments taken during dawn & dusk, the #beinspiredby theme for the week.
#beinspiredby: Dawn & Dusk
I recently captured this lone hippo bull in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.
1/25, f/2.8, ISO 4000 (hand-held)
Here’s how it works if you want to share your images with us this week.
- Look through your images and select some of your favourite wildlife experiences.
- Process or reprocess them like you normally would using your favourite post-processing software.
- Go to the Wild Eye Facebook page
- Post your image there using with this heading: #beinspiredby: Dawn & Dusk
- In the description share some of your thoughts behind the experience and image. Tell us why it was special!
- Check the Facebook page throughout the weekend to see some of the other images and quotes that people are uploading.
- Next Monday I will then choose 5 of my favourite images and share them on the blog.
If you want to share a great sighting with us – because that is also a great experience – go for it.
If it’s the amazing African sunset or beautiful smile of the staff at a lodge that added to your experience absolute share it.
If you have an image of yourself in the field doing what you love – experiencing wildlife photography – we would like to see your images!
We look forward to seeing your images and experiences.
Happy sharing and catch you all on Monday!
Until next time.
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Marlon du Toit