Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Dawn of the Springboks

Most nature photographers travelling to Africa will tell you that the golden light on our continent just seems richer and sweeter than anywhere else. Let me tell you something else - of all the places in Africa I've visited, there are one or two that stand out above all the others when it comes to the glorious quality of light that it produces. One is definitely the Kalahari. On a cloudless morning the quality of light during the "golden hour" is something that makes me giddy.

This photo was taken early one morning driving south from Mata Mata rest camp in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (South Africa). As I came past the Sitzas waterhole there was a herd of Springbok that were being lit up as if they were angelic. I had to stop and create an image. Dialing in a negative exposure compensation (bias) allowed me to enhance the mood even more.

Techs:
Nikon D7000
Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR-II
f5.6  |  1/400 SS  |  ISO-100
Exposure Bias -0.7


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Have a great day!

Morkel Erasmus

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