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#1 Masai Mara

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 6 August 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

What an amazing trip we had through Kenya and Tanzania. So many photos to process, but I felt like our vehicle at the gates to the Mara processed in a nostalgic way, reflected how our felt about this. I fell in love with the Masai Mara and was sad we were only there for 2 nights.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/60 second F/11.0 ISO 100 17 mm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes it works for me, especially that foreground soldier's pose and expression. Is it a woman or a fresh faced youth. My tired old eyes have difficulty deciding :)

6 Aug 2018 9:47am

@grouser: Thanks, yes it is a young male guard. He did look weary.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely composed and beautifully processed !
I agree to the way you did.

6 Aug 2018 11:17am

@Hiro: Thank you

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique composition, joliment présentée.

6 Aug 2018 12:07pm

@tataray: Merci

Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely image here..I love that soldier casting a look sideways.....

6 Aug 2018 2:57pm

@Devi: Thanks.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Welcome back : this carries the moment so well with the local making haste slowly in that heat !

6 Aug 2018 3:31pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks On the left you can see a group of the 'craft' sellers. They quickly surround your vehicle trying to sell their wares.

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Nice trip!
Welcome back

6 Aug 2018 3:38pm

@Jean-Luc.M: :)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Such an amazing place and a stunning image.

6 Aug 2018 3:52pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you.

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Superb processing. You captured the image of the soldier so well. 5*

6 Aug 2018 4:31pm

@Shaun: Thanks

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome back! Fabulous first image and I look forward to the rest! Love the colourful clothing worn by the African ladies. Don't like seeing the soldier, but unfortunately that's part of African life today.

6 Aug 2018 4:35pm

@dobbino: Thanks Rob, it really was amazing. The soldier is an armed guard, we met many on our travels and I always asked if they had to use their rifles, and was always met with the response yes for hyenas.

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

This first photo is amazing! Very promising !*****

6 Aug 2018 10:08pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful atmosphere and details

6 Aug 2018 11:57pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That works beautifully.

7 Aug 2018 2:50am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

7 Aug 2018 1:37pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Toutes mes félicitations superbe

7 Aug 2018 3:07pm

@Nicou: Merci

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful scene full of details ! I like the colors and atmosphere ! Congratulations !

7 Aug 2018 4:47pm

@Anna Cherer: Merci :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Spotlight, too - what a welcome back !

7 Aug 2018 5:21pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Yeah - great welcome back.

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

EXCELLENT. I like it very much.

7 Aug 2018 5:47pm

@fateme@@: Thank you

omid from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful shot!
Congratulations! :)

7 Aug 2018 6:15pm

@omid: Thank you

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Bravo♥ pour cette photo remarquable pour sa composition et l'atmosphère qui s'en dégage. Ce que vous dites de votre nostalgie et de ce qui vous a touché transparait dans cette très belle image, que j'aime énormément : bravo encore !

7 Aug 2018 10:05pm

@Le Krop: Thank you so much for your very kind words. I'm so happy that you understood how I felt about this amazing place.

Anne from France

Very interesting scene!

9 Aug 2018 5:35am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

So much to see, love the storytelling and processing.

12 Aug 2018 11:12am



12 Aug 2018 11:28am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

And congratulations !!!

12 Aug 2018 12:08pm

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1/60 second
ISO 100
17 mm