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p.1 #1 · Serengeti Skies


Greetings / Jambo

I don't get too many images that qualify for the landscape forum, as they usually have critters in them…actually, these do too, but their not obvious. These images depict just a few of the spectacular skies we enjoyed on my last safari - in this case, three different sunsets, and a nightscape.

What was crazy, is that on most days we'd have dramatic skies with brooding thunderstorms leading to extremely colorful sunsets. Then, just after dark the skies would quickly clear revealing an amazing star show on the very dark new moon nights. Can't ask for much more than that…other than sleep.

The last image is of the milky way over one of our camps. I had taken an iOptron SkyTracker for just such shots, but I failed to understand how difficult getting polar alignment is on the equator - so I was resigned to shooting my night images the old fashioned way. I also couldn't figure out how to incorporate the glowing eyes of a Hyena into the shot ...which was watching us in the dark from about 100 ft away ...that was a little creepy

Thanks for looking, comments, crits ...and equatorial polar alignment tips most welcome.

Jim


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Jul 26, 2013 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #2 · Serengeti Skies


Great work, Jim, hard to pick a favourite , maybe #3....!
cheers Andrew



Jul 26, 2013 at 06:00 AM
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p.1 #3 · Serengeti Skies


Very nice set. It looks like a special trip for sure.


Jul 26, 2013 at 06:27 AM
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p.1 #4 · Serengeti Skies


Hey Jim,

Wow... what crazy cool shots you got there! #1 and 2 are super cool and are my favorite. You sure got some great color. It's a good thing that you were still able to take some star shots the old fashioned way!

Jim



Jul 26, 2013 at 08:15 AM
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AndrewThomas wrote:
Great work, Jim, hard to pick a favourite , maybe #3....!
cheers Andrew


Hey Andrew, thanks so much for the kind remark - I appreciate it.

Jim



Jul 26, 2013 at 08:31 AM
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p.1 #6 · Serengeti Skies


Oh! Shots like this make me wish I'd gone to Africa much earlier.

Beautiful - thanks



Jul 26, 2013 at 09:16 AM
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p.1 #7 · Serengeti Skies


A terrific series, I like how you have used the trees as a theme.

Cheers Ray



Jul 26, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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p.1 #8 · Serengeti Skies


All beauties and a wonderful series, showcasing a great color palette and range of moods
Scott



Jul 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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p.1 #9 · Serengeti Skies


2 and 4 for me. The colors in 2 are fantastic.


Jul 26, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #10 · Serengeti Skies


Beautiful shots all; you can't be getting any sleep. Well done.


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p.1 #11 · Serengeti Skies


Great shots, all of them! I would say my favorite is #3, followed by #2, but I really like the comp in #1 too. Is that seriously how perfect the sun star is on the 24-70?! So nice.


Jul 26, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #12 · Serengeti Skies


These are all terrific. Very nice work Jim!!

Rich



Jul 26, 2013 at 02:47 PM
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p.1 #13 · Serengeti Skies


I really love the different light you captured here, Jim. I'm a sucker for nightscapes, so I have to say that your last one is my fav.

-Nick



Jul 26, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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p.1 #14 · Serengeti Skies


Bryan Mordt wrote:
Very nice set. It looks like a special trip for sure.


Thank you Bryan - the Serengeti offers so many special photo-ops ...it's a dream place for photographers.

Jim



Jul 26, 2013 at 03:14 PM
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JimFox wrote:
Hey Jim,

Wow... what crazy cool shots you got there! #1 and 2 are super cool and are my favorite. You sure got some great color. It's a good thing that you were still able to take some star shots the old fashioned way!

Jim


Jim, I sure appreciate the kind comments. Yep, technology often makes me feel old ...but then again, I am.

Jim



Jul 26, 2013 at 03:19 PM
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p.1 #16 · Serengeti Skies


Great shots Jim! I really like #3 and 4 though all are good.


Jul 26, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #17 · Serengeti Skies


The first photo, whoa. Amazing set


Jul 26, 2013 at 07:36 PM
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p.1 #18 · Serengeti Skies


Beautiful series Jim!


Jul 26, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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p.1 #19 · Serengeti Skies


love that last one



Jul 26, 2013 at 09:23 PM
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p.1 #20 · Serengeti Skies


caralan9 wrote:
Oh! Shots like this make me wish I'd gone to Africa much earlier.

Beautiful - thanks


Thank you Alan for the nice comment. I envy those that have never been to Africa - they have so much to look forward to.

Jim



Jul 26, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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