Tuesday, 17th September 2013
by Morkel Erasmus
There's nothing quite like dusk in Africa. For me, capturing an effective silhouette is always a toss-up between having it completely blacked out and stark, or having a hint of detail visible to add depth to the image. In this photo, I went for the latter approach. What also works here is the distinct shapes of the animals - when going for silhouettes you need to be mindful of how the poses of the subjects will etch off against the horizon. I was sitting in an underground bunker hide, which helped to achieve this perspective.
Equipment: Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8
I have always been amazed by the natural beauty in the landscape, wildlife and bird-life of Southern Africa. Picking up a camera has just enhanced that appreciation and pushed me to further explore the wild places left in my native homeland. Join me on my website/blog, on Facebook and on 500px as I share my experiences with you!
An Industrial Engineer by profession, and an accomplished artist across many genres, from music to poetry, I have always enjoyed whatever allows me to express my creativity to the fullest. Photography turned out to be the perfect 'marriage' between my engineering brain and artistic soul. Showing off God's glorious creation is something I enjoy immensely.
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