I spent the last week at Mokala National Park; it was wonderful, but unfortunately tiring and outside reception range, hence the lack of a post yesterday. Most of my images are from the trip.
Celestial silhouette – On Saturday I went on a star-trails workshop at Heia Safari Lodge. This image consisted of about 90 images, each of a 30second exposure. I blended them in Photoshop using the Lighten blend mode and then increased the blues in the image in Lightroom.
A grand adventure – I finally took Rusty for a trip outside; I really should know by now that he’s not a fan of adventure, but he still made a cute photo by sitting in one place. I took the image with natural, afternoon light, and tried to create a bit of rim light with the sun.
Iris – This is my mom’s eye, which she allowed me to photograph. I used the reverse-lens macro technique, and a flash from the side.
Falling flowers – I tried to create a slightly antique looking flower still-life, minimalistic and lit by soft “window” light. The light came from my flash reflected off of a golden reflector.
Pollen – This was taken my first night at Mokala. I was tired after a long day of travelling, so I decided to keep my photo in camp. I lit it with harsh, undiffused side-light from my flash.
The angel eland – I took this photo first thing in the morning, on a game drive, while the sun was rising. My camera was facing into the east (i.e. my image was backlit) which created the rim light.
The social weaver – This cute little guy is a social weaver. We watched several of them pass in and out of their nest, and this guy stopped for a moment to peer at his companions, giving me a chance to photograph him.
Silent waterbuck – I spotted this waterbuck while sitting at a bird hide inside the park. As the image was pretty much monotone, I decided to convert it to black and white.
Enjoy the rest of your week!