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Posted by wildencountersafaris on Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:35 am

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B&W conversion of wildebeests crossing the Mara River in northern Serengeti.  Backlight with dust created opportunity for a 3D photo separating various layers of animals lining up for a crossing.  This photo is all about shapes, light and dust :)
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by Ron Day on Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:21 pm
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The combination of backlight and dust works magic in this wonderful scene. A classic Wildebeests image with excellent layering. But I see the option of a panorama using the top third to half of the image to include the dusty animals and a few of the darker Wildebeests below. Just a thought. Excellent work.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:40 am
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Love the way you converted this to accent the drama and contrast. Well done!
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by david fletcher on Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:12 am
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Love the hustle and bustle... Super atmosphere Artur.
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by wildencountersafaris on Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:56 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
The combination of backlight and dust works magic in this wonderful scene. A classic Wildebeests image with excellent layering. But I see the option of a panorama using the top third to half of the image to include the dusty animals and a few of the darker Wildebeests below. Just a thought. Excellent work.




Thanks Ron.  Yes, I agree panorama can work here as well since its a full frame shot.  However, I liked the division of 3 here - dark front 1/3, middle 1/3 and dusty 1/3.  
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by wildencountersafaris on Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:58 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
Love the way you converted this to accent the drama and contrast. Well done!




Thanks very much.  Frankly speaking the original light is almost B&W - it was already after 10 am but the sun was quite hazy, yet colorless (due to late time in the morning).  So, this shot works in both, original 'color' and complete B&W.  
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by wildencountersafaris on Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:59 pm
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Love the hustle and bustle... Super atmosphere Artur.


Thanks David.  It was a real hustle and bustle indeed :)
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:06 pm
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As always you have used the light beautifully! I like the way the scene goes from lighter to darker down through the three layers, while the frenzy of the herd gets more and more intense down to the front of the frame as they become closer together for the crossing. Well done!

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by Craig Lipski on Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:26 pm
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Love it!
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