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A few pictures from Kenya

 
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Jan 15, 2013 11:30 |  #1

I know these won't win any contests, but was curious to get any feedback.

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Jan 15, 2013 11:36 |  #2

Where in Kenya?


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Jan 15, 2013 11:46 |  #3

I really like number one. I think there are a lot places to go with this... Have you tried BW, or Infared, or Cropping the sky a bit? I like it a lot, but wonder about other versions.

2 is sharp, and cool....

3 seems a little soft, and blurred in the bottom right. Slightly distracting

Looks great though.


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Jan 15, 2013 11:57 |  #4

I think #1 is cool because it really makes you feel the isolation of the single tree. Cropping it might have the same effect but this really makes you go wow... there is nothing at all around that tree!

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Jan 15, 2013 12:02 as a reply to  @ swbkrun's post |  #5

All of these are from Masai Mara (basically a safari park), which is in the rift valley. But we spent a bunch of time in Mombassa as well.

Yes... it's a bummer about the bottom of the 3rd image. It was taken from a car, and I believe it's shooting over another car. The Masai people give you a hard time & ask you for money if you try to take their picture.


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Jan 15, 2013 12:03 |  #6

Oh... and I did play around with the first one... I ended up printing this one on metallic paper. It's basically just jacked up saturation...

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Jan 15, 2013 12:04 |  #7

Forgot about this one... thanks for the feedback...

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Jan 15, 2013 13:11 |  #8

I like #1. Would work well as a pano crop IMO. Oh, those dark specks on #2 have got to go. They're pretty distracting.


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Jan 15, 2013 14:04 |  #9

Nice job! Love the giraffe!

Spent a couple weeks on the Mara a while back myself. Pretty amazing place. Never got to Mombasa, unfortunately. :(


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Jan 15, 2013 14:17 as a reply to  @ BrandonSi's post |  #10

#1 I see...dust bunnies --IN KENYA?:p
just a joke :o
I ilke the single tree shot, but indeed the skys could be a little darker and then use shadows to bring the grasses out again
- also I would crop a bit the bottom, to take out the yellow shaded grasses

#2 sharp - seem the girafes always pose this way

#3 got blured,and lacks contrast

#4 Nice DOF - so difficult to shoot mid day as the light is so harsh.


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Jan 16, 2013 01:24 |  #11

I love the first one. A great series


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Jan 16, 2013 04:30 |  #12

Nice pictures, the only advice I would give is try not to put things in the centre of the frame. This is demonstrated well by the third picture works much better with the subject off centre.
The giraffe and the monkey pictures would work better if cropped to vertical format, or if you had turned the camera to vertical at the time of exposure.




  
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Jan 16, 2013 08:58 |  #13

All good stuff. Thanks for the feedback everyone.


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Jan 16, 2013 11:49 |  #14

I like them all. The original #1 looks great even with the yellow grass because it is mostly yellow grass there. I like the giraffe in the landscape mode. I did a number of shots of them and it just did not seem right in the portrait mode, perhaps it was the big ears going from edge to edge.




  
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