Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa
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Background

On my last evening in Nepal, rather than staying at the hotel until going to the airport for my late flight, I left in the early afternoon and headed across town to Boudhanath Stupa. It one of the many UNESCO world heritage sites that Nepal can lay claim to, and quite an impressive monument.

I was there with two friends and as it was a completely overcast day so we had lost hope of any sunset. As we wondered around the base of the stupa, we noticed that the clouds had opened up a little and some nice colour lit up part of the sky. Unfortunately we weren’t ready for it and were caught without a good view. We missed a nice sunset, but found our way up into the top level of one of the many restaurants that surround the monument for my last meal in nepal before heading to the airport.

I got this shot through the window from where we were sitting as the light rapidly faded into night. You can see the exif below.

How I Shot It

Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm @ 28mm
Exposure: 30 sec @ f/6.3 and ISO 100

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Are You On Instagram?

Hey Everyone,

I recently got back from 10 days in Nepal and while I been through my DSLR photos very thoroughly yet, I did do a little Instagramming from the field.

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I’ve embedded two photos below. One from my iPhone posted on Instagram, the other from my Nikon. Both were taken in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Enjoy!

Rooftop lives. #kathmandu #nepal

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Endless Plains

 

 

 

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Here is another re-edit from my time in Kenya. This is the plains of the Maasai Mara. I really miss this place. I reprocessed this with the view of losing most of the details in the sky to give it the minimalism look — See the original version here (Day 177).

Next time I go will have to be be at this time of year to catch the migration. I’ve seen some epic images come out of there in the past few weeks. Have you been to the Mara and blogged about it? Leave a link in the comments :)

How I Shot It

Camera: Sony a200
Lens: Sony 75-300mm @ 75mm
Exposure: 1/1600 sec @ f/7.1 and ISO 200

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Birds in the Mist

Bird in the Mist
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Background

As I was waiting for the sunset at Victoria Falls, I noticed that every now and then two birds would fly through the golden mist across the gorge. So I zoomed in to 300mm and waited for the birds to fly into the scene.

It happened a few times and I was able to get a few frames that worked out nicely. This is my favourite, though, because of the golden backlight of the falls in the top left of the photo.

How I Shot It

Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm @ 300mm
Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f/8 and ISO 100

Copyright

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Red Sky

Red Sunset
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I updated the look of my blog last night with a new header and some links to my social networks. What do you think?

Background

This is one of the shots in the new header above, but until now, unpublished here. So here it is. Some of the other ones will come soon.

I got this shot on my last safari in South Luangwa National Park. We’d spent about an hour or so looking for another leopard, but was unlucky on that search. As we left the park, I was able to get a couple of sunset shots as the fiery orb falls rapidly towards the horizon. In the foreground, the Luangwa River subtly reflects the bright red sky.

How I Shot It

Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm @ 250mm
Exposure: 1/2500 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 320

Copyright

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Blood and Guts

Blood and Guts
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This is a repost of the shot I posted on Day 357 of my daily photo project. I re-edited a few in these series earlier this week and I’m much happier with the new edits. What do you think?

It was taken in Nairobi National Park late one evening shortly before the park closed. We found three young lions by the road and they eventually wandered over to their meal which was partly on the road ahead of us. As we inched past, we were able to get close up visuals of nature at work!

How I Shot It

Camera: Sony a200
Lens: Sony 75-300mm @ 75mm
Exposure: 1/30 sec @ f/4.5 and ISO 400

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Got Him

Got Him

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Here’s something you don’t see too often from me… Bird Photography. But it’s still nature, right?! When I was in Botswana, I spent some time on safari with Pangolin Photo Safaris where I got to use their cameras and lenses. I was able to use their Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 which is a beast of a lens.

Last Sunday morning we spent over an hour watching the pied kingfishers fish for breakfast. There were about 7 or 8 cameras trained on every dive, but they are a challenging subject to nail. I was lucky to get 3 or 4 in focus and sharp, but this one is by far the best as the bird was right next to our boat.

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How I Did It

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 @ 300mm
Exposure: 1/5000 sec @ f/7.1 and ISO 1000

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Afternoon Gold

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Victoria Falls is absolutely amazing. I got to the gate at 5:50am and was first into the park when it opened at 6. I had the whole place to myself. To view Victoria Falls for the first time, even in the dry season, is a sight to behold! It is truly something special that everyone should have on their bucket list!

I witnessed a beautiful sunrise and stayed in the small park all day until it closed 5 minutes before sunset. It was hard to leave the park before the sun disappeared, but I left with a number of keepers. I’ll be posting them over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them.

I got this shot in the last half hour of the day, as the sun was sinking towards the Zimbabwean horizon. The key for this photo was to shoot it before the sun got too low as the golden light in the mist soon disappeared in the shadow of Livingstone Island.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 36mm
Exposure: 1/10 sec @ f/11 and ISO 100

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Blowing Dust

Blowing Dust

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Back to Amboseli National Park in Kenya briefly. This is another ‘unique’ perspective I was going for to change up from the usual elephant images.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600

Nikkor 28-300mm @ 300mm

Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO q00

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Elephant Sundowner

Elephant Sundowner

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This is one of my shots from my sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with Kiambi Safaris. This was one of the elephants that was grazing on the river’s edge. With this shot, I was aiming to capture the golden light on the elephant’s face as well as the spilt water falling from his mouth.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 300mm
Exposure: 1/250 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 400

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Mother And Calf

Mother & Calf

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We pulled up next to these elephants in Amboseli National Park as they approached the road and I was able to get this shot before the calf went ahead of its mother. I really love the positioning of lone zebra featuring on the left too.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 300mm
Exposure: 1/1250 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 160

I processed this shot and converted to black and white completely in Lightroom.

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Up Close

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The elephant is one of my favourite animals to watch and photograph and Amboseli National Park is well known for its multitude of elephants roaming free in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. Ever since my first Safari, I have wanted to get a decent, tight portrait shot of one of these giants, and I think I finally got that with this shot.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 300mm
Exposure: 1/400 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 100

I processed this shot and converted to black and white completely in Lightroom.

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Stand Off

Stand Off

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Here is another shot from Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The overcast sky definitely made for some dramatic black and white photographs.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 28mm
Exposure: 1/2500 sec @ f/3.5 and ISO 100

I processed this shot and converted to black and white completely in Lightroom.

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River Grazing

River Grazing

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I shot this photo while on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with Kiambi Safaris. This bull elephant was grazing in the shallow water of the Zambezi River on the Zambia / Zimbabwe border shortly after sunset. It was interesting to watch him clean the roots of the grass by splashing it in the water to remove the mud. I think this has to be my favourite wildlife photo I’ve taken to date. It was quite popular on Instagram and Facebook, so I hope you like it too.

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 28mm
Exposure: 1/160 sec @ f/3.5 and ISO 160

I processed this shot completely in Lightroom.

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Sunset Flight

Sunset Flight

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We found ourselves in a position with very little interersting foreground as the sun set over Amboseli National Park so I was fortunate to get these flocks of birds flying across the sky at just the right moment!

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How I Did It

Nikon D600
Nikkor 28-300mm @ 190mm
Exposure: 1/500 sec @ f/8 and ISO 320

I processed this shot completely in Lightroom.

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