April 22, 2014

Shot of the Day #82

Morning mist clearing slowly, sun climbing quickly up a rocky knoll. Young Yellow leaves of a Boab filling with light, the morning blue rapidly shifting hue to a warm yellow. Beads of dew gradually vapourising, leaving behind only an ethereal clarity. Calm still air is broken by an unassuming giant brushing past blades of grass. Movement is either rapid but silent or slow but sounding, held fast by inanimate rock.

Hopefully that livened your sensors! Moving down the frame, top to bottom, it sets the scene perfectly. Anyway, just over a week ago I licensed this photograph for a magazine to use, and since I have realised all it has been doing is wasting away on my hard drive. So, here it is! Photographed from inside the safety of the Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa. A lucky photo, but by no means a coincidence, like most animals (including us) we find it much more pleasant early in the day, when its cooler,  hence tend to be more active. If you find yourself wandering the plains of Africa (Toto style), make sure you change your body clock to the AM!

Elephant, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Elephant, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger National Park, South Africa


  • ISO 800
  • F 8
  • 1/250 secs
  • 100 mm
  • Sony a99
  • Sony 70-200 2.8
  • Hand-Held
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Lightroom 4

Sepia really exposures the tones – …could you print this in gold?:

Sepia Tone - Elephant, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger.

Sepia Tone – Elephant, Berg-en-Dal, Kruger.

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Written by Mike

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Michael Scott is the publisher and photographer behind Scott Photographics! He is very passionate about his photography and enjoys sharing the best of his experiences for others to enjoy too! Contact Mike via email!

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