Friday, April 5, 2013

Portal to a another PicasaWeb album of my Africa Pictures

Alas, their numbers are diminishing due to poachers who want only the horn. Here is the link to this PicasaWeb album.

PicasaWeb Portal for some of my Africa Pictures

These gerenuks love to stand on their hind legs. Connect to Picasaweb here.

Colleague's Africa Pictures

This is a wonderful lion picture by Mary Ann. Check her Flickr set here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cheetah: Samburu

This has some possibilities. I used the "fill light" on the RAW to lessen the shadow while still leaving some...

Palladium Candidates: Flight at Lake Nakuru

This is promising: good contrast and tonal range. Though the bird itself is a bit overexposed. Could still be dramatic.

Palladium Candidates: Reflection at Lake Nakuru

The key question is how well the color images translate into Black and White images suitable for the Palladium Process. This is a good candidate, though a bit contrasty.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Camouflage, Lions

I found it amazing how these lions blended into the background. The cub's face is exactly the same color as the dry grass. His eyes, nose and mouth seem to float independently. I remember the gestalt when they coalesced into its face.

Lenses and Magnification

This colorful chameleon happened to be on a rock on the Nakuru Overlook. The distance is a blur showing off his red head and iridescent blue arms. This image is a further crop (about 1/4) of the whole image which was taken at 270 mm on a Tamron lens.

Images From Africa - Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru, NW of Nairobi, offers spectacular waterfowl opportunities. The African light is different. I think there is more color in the sky and clouds. The morning light at Lake Nakuru felt quite clear and pure ( a neutral bright).