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Let's see your African sunrises / sunsets...


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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:49 AM

Capturing the beautiful and subtle lighting, what a magical time of the day...

Here's mine to get things started. Sunrise over Africa. 05.30 hrs, summit of Kilimanjaro.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

Thankyou for the lovely photo, G.W. I shall certainly not be able to take in that amazing view for myself.



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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:10 PM

i'm a sucker for sunsets.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:35 PM

Jochen, that last one is definitely a winner!!

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:00 AM

Misty Sunrise in the Mara North Conservancy with topi

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Sunsest in the Mara North Conservancy from the Serian sundowner campfire.

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Sunrise in the Mara Reserve.

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Last morning sunrise in the Mara North Conservancy.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:02 AM

One more from The Aberdares showing Mt Kenya.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:35 AM

Looking across the Zambezi from the Zambian side
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:12 PM

Here are a few of mine.


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This is at Jack's , March 2008


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Also at Jack's, March 2009



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Nxamaseri, October 2001


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

Raining cats and dogs here, cold and miserable, but I feel much better for seeing these. Thanks all for uploading. Matt

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

Jan,

Truly some fantastic pictures. The one from March 2009 at Jack's is breathtaking.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 04:38 PM

Some inspiring pictures :P

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:03 PM

Quick question for all of the above, were these taken handheld, or longer exposures with the camera on tripods / beanbag etc?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:10 PM

GW, some of mine were long exposures with tripod and some hand held just depended on what I was expecting and where we were at the time. I did a few on tripod in the vehicle which worked quite well when getting out of the vehicle wasn't an option. I prefer using a tripod for sunrise and sunset whenever I can.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:20 AM

G.W., mine are all hand held, I can't compete with some of the experts on here! I do my best, and it suits me. I must add

that my son is an expert photographer, he does some commercial work, but I know that he doesn't get it from me! I just

like having a record of my trips, and if some photos are reasonable, then I am happy. I admire the sharpness of the

photos of some of ST's contributers, and if it makes me a bit shy about my own, I just get over it!


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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:45 PM

I should just tell you Jan that I get as much pleasure out of your photos as I do out of anyone's. You probably love the scenes you photograph and have more attachment to them than anyone so keep posting.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:20 AM

My first thought was that no matter how beautiful these pictures would be, they could never do the real thing justice. After viewing some of these photos - I think that they've come pretty close! I particularly like Twaffle's misty topi and Jan's sihoueletted ostriches - absolutely striking images!

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:21 AM

PT123, thank you.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:52 AM

Wow Twaffle that misty sunrise... :huh:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:29 AM

Jochen, to tell the truth I was a bit peeved with it at the time as we had gone out especially early to find our spot with giraffe and tree for a true Mara sunrise, but not to be. We did see an aardwolf on the way which was a first. Still, it turned out all right in the end. :huh:

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:31 AM

Very atmospheric: it makes you want to wrap up in a fleece...

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