I’ve been putting a lot of pictures up on Facebook which has gone down well, I must say. For those that look at this / read this, I hope to add something to the value of each one by perhaps explaining what I did to get the shot or how I processed it. Perhaps I’ll say nothing.
It has been said that the shot is just essentially “Pointing the Camera and pressing the button”, which is quite correct. But there are other considerations as well that make a difference to the final outcome. I use these photo Safaris with experts like Andy Biggs, Chaz Glatzer and Mark Brazil to learn not only about the wildlife and regions we visit, but to explore the ever interesting “process” of getting the shot, shooting the light, available light etc. etc.
The first image is one I quite like, it’s a Lion that’s relaxing before deciding to move to somewhere comfortable or to head off with his mates for some food collection. The light was on him and was rapidly diminishing behind the horizon. We had made quite the 4WD rock climbing journey to get this spot. I made it black and white and one might notice I’ve left colour in his eye for a bit of fun.
The next image is a baby Lion cub that was in the last vestiges of light and was playing it up on a rock with its siblings and cousins. There were three females with cubs here and they had been doing a great job of getting food for the brood. For this one I zoomed in to the image and tried to accentuate the expression and pose of the cub. The eyes say it all