A solitary dolphin (photo severely cropped…)
Lockdown South Africa: Day 59. Level 4: Day 24
After 35 days in lockdown we have now some freedom; meaning we may move around within a radius of 5 kilometer for 3 hours daily but we have to stay at home between 20 PM and 5 AM.
One photo daily and all photos in Black & White and in and around Napier, Overberg region, Western Cape, South Africa.
Today’s picture: Worshipping with social distancing
The mountains are 50 km from here.
Shot with Canon 100-400 USM IS zoom on 400mm. ISO 800 A 6.3 S 1/3200 Distance less than 5 meters for the first one and second one approx. 10 meters.
If you know in which house we live you can point it out.
Shot from a distance of 15 km.
Not my best. Distance approx. 1 km. Shot with a 400mm lens. Had to crop this image severely. It’s a fairly rare occasion to see a springbok jump over a fence.
Four different processing modes with a multitude of software (plug-ins). Images shot along back road between Napier and Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. Date: Sunday 24 April between 15:00 and 17:00 PM. The distance to the furthest mountains at the horizon is in all pictures between 20 and 25 km (13-16 miles). Just experimenting.
Some, in fact most, tourists visit a sanctuary, a game reserve of a zoo to see animals. That’s the safe way. I rather see them in a natural environment. But than one must be lucky to see any because most of the ‘wild’ animals are shy unless you enter their territory or protecting their young ones etc. Last week I was lucky during a forest walk on a hot day (45 degrees Celcius/113 degrees Fahrenheit). A cheetah chilling in the shade, every now and than turning his head around. Carefully (standing with the camera holding at knee height, not making myself small by sitting) I shot some pictures. The whole shooting session lasted about 30 seconds and Yvonne was covering my back. After that we walked slowly backwards for some distance before we walked forward again but than in another direction.. 😀
I processed all images a bit different.
The choice is yours! 😀
Tuesday 12 November goes into history as ‘My Play Day’. I’m still exploring different techniques in photo processing. I know what I want and also know it’s a long road of achievement. I can see my own style in the distance but still have to hone (refine) my skills. During this historical day I’ve been merely working on monochromes (with a few exceptions) and in such a way that the result sometimes leans towards graphics. What you see in this series is not really extraordinary; it’s just one of those phases I have to go through….. Leanne Cole is so right in mentioning picking up ideas (etc.) here and there but never copy; just for the evolvement towards your true own ‘image’; in my case ‘Imaginaries‘.