I’ve just got back to Lusaka after 5 days out in the field. That doesn’t mean I was there on a photo expedition—I work for an NGO so we were doing some groundwork for an upcoming project. But I did take my camera and in my spare time managed to get a few good shots.
This photo is of Saturday night’s sunset. I was out for a drive and we stopped here to ask if I could take pictures in their small ‘village’. I guess it was kind of like a compound. I learnt that this small collection of huts belongs to one family, the Kanzama family (some of them are pictured at the bottom of this post).
I’m posting this photo here first for some feedback before I share on Facebook and my website because I’m not 100% sure which crop I like better (see 2nd option below). I felt rushed in the moment because it had started raining and my 24mm does not have a lens hood. And I knew the colour wasn’t going to stick around for long so in my haste I neglected to pay careful attention to the composition. I would have preferred the far left hut to be fully in the frame…
So I’ve cropped it nearly all out, losing some sky in the process and increasing the relative size of the foreground hut. Which one works for you? I’d love to have your input before I share it further… Thanks.
1/25 sec @ f/8 and ISO 100
24mm (Nikkor 24mm f/2.8)
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