Monday 28 November 2011

PhotoShare: Gemsbok Symmetry

We have just returned from one of my favourite places on earth - the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Many of the shots you would have seen from my portfolio were taken there. We had an amazing time and saw cheetahs and lions every day. Obviously some sightings were better than others, but that's the way it goes.

While I dive into the mountain of images I brought back, here's a shot I took during our trip there in June 2010. I just love the symmetrical poses in this herd of Gemsbok (Oryx), and of course the sweet morning light.

Chat soon!

Morkel Erasmus

Monday 7 November 2011

PhotoShare: Impala Portrait

A quick PhotoShare for you, folks!

This image was captured late one afternoon in the northern region of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. The sun was on the verge of disappearing over the horizon, and I loved the way the last rays of light kissed the outline of this Impala ram, particularly the horns.

Once again, the Nikon D3s has allowed me to capture amazing clarity and detail at a very high ISO setting.

(Nikon D3s & Nikkor 500mm f4 VR-II)  f5.6  |  1/1000 SS  |  ISO-4500

I am as busy as ever, and am looking forward to spending some time in the Kalahari at the end of this month...

Keep well!

Morkel Erasmus