KENYA 67 – SUNRISE OVER MAASAI MARA 2

 

Sunrise over Maasai Mara 2
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Sunrise over the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, southwest Kenya; Nov 1977.

The low buildings may be at Keekorock Lodge in the southern Mara.  Towering above is an Acacia thorn tree.

OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko; Agfa CT18 colour slide, rated at 64 ISO.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

25 Responses to KENYA 67 – SUNRISE OVER MAASAI MARA 2

  1. Malin H says:

    Oh this is gorgeous!

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  2. Abigail says:

    That is one gorgeous sunrise.

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  3. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful, Adrian.

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  4. Sallyann says:

    Lovely colours, I can feel the warmth shining through. 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Glad it gets to you, Hallysan >>> enjoy that warmth! Apart from going up onto the mountains, which really were Brass Monkey Land after the sun went down, even the “colder” bits of Kenya only ever required a thick sweater when out and about – a very comfortable climate. A

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  5. Stunning! That was the year my sister was born and my dad did lots of slide photography. Many of them have been damaged over the years sadly! Just love the colours in that sky 🙂

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Sarah, I’m glad this brings back memories – and that you like the colours too! I only stopped using slides – and all film too – five years or so ago, but now slides – and, more so, slideshows – seem like something from the distant past!

      Oh those days when everything had to be right, in camera, at the instant of capture – slides were so unforgiving – digital has made things so very much easier! Thank you for your thoughts! Adrian

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      • Digital brings its own challenges I think! Everyone expects something instantly, pressure on processing, sharpness and clarity…… I could go on but it would become a rant 😉

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Rant on, madam, but don’t forget to take pauses for breath – a Blue Longes would certainly upset this beautiful blog’s colour balance weally awfully! 🙂

          But I’m nor sure that I experience this digital pressure. For one thing, I delight in the processing – at my leisure, on my home PC – because it provides such vast creative freedom. And sharpness and clarity have their place, but not as universal must-haves. I know, I’m out of step – but I go my own way. A 🙂

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          • Oh I love processing but I do wish I could go more at my own pace! There are always deadlines looming. I think there was more of an understanding that good photography takes time before digital became so available!

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            • Adrian Lewis says:

              Yes, I’m sure you’re right about good photography in the film age, Sarah, but its a high speed world now – which I guess you understand that I’m largely out of – thank goodness! There was the possibility of my doing some consultancy work – but what would it be? Well, money, yes – but also a year or more of rushed, frantic, stressful work – and do I need that? I’m slowing down, and enjoying it. A

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              • Good for you Adrian 🙂 The stress of modern day living just keeps on growing! I don’t know how it can last. I think at some point it’s going to implode! People can’t possibly deal with such high stress levels for so many years. We’d love to relocate to Kos in Greece to get away from the pressures here. Smaller population with close communities and a slower pace of life!

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                • Adrian Lewis says:

                  Again I agree, I don’t know how it can last either. I had two periods of long term sick leave from work due to stress, I was a mess – it was like having a metal band around my head that was being tightened – I remember my first attack – I was sitting at home on a Sunday evening, I started thinking about work the next day and – BANG! I still occasionally get it now in stressful situations but, after 18 months away from work, its fading away.

                  *****If I were you, I’d firmly remove Kos from the realms of dreaming, into the realms of really thinking it through. Maybe you’d have less money, and I’m aware of your medical problems too but, really, getting into any less rushed lifestyle, anywhere, might be rewarding.

                  I know you’re over Surrey way somewhere. Well I’ve done some trips to Reigate and, every time, on the way home, I was so really glad to be getting back here, back to The West. OK, I live on the outskirts of a city, Bristol, but over Surrey way there just seemed to be some much traffic (the M25!!!!!), so many people, so much rush >>> I’m a FATman, get me outta here!!!

                  Safaris were good. They were hard work and sometimes stressful too, but we were often simply out of touch with the outside world – I remember not knowing about Tiananmen Square or Chernobyl. It was hard work, but we were simply immersed in the wilds – I usually had no idea of which day it was, only dates.

                  You should think about Kos, or something of that ilk. Adrian 🙂

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                  • Oh yes, we’re very serious about Kos!! Even if Simon was earning half what he gets here we’d have a better quality of life. There are a few aspects of my health that need a bit more treatment at the specialist hospitals here and we need to save money to actually finance the move. We have to consider Simon’s daughter and young grandchildren too! Yes I know Reigate quite well, I went to primary school there 🙂 I’m now in the west of Surrey near Woking. Everything is so fast and so expensive!!! I love the West Country 🙂 I have a lot of family in Devon and would have moved there myself twenty years ago if the Crohn’s hadn’t got in the way. But then if I had moved then I would never have met my Simon! There’s always a silver lining 😉 You must email me when you’re next over this way! Perhaps we can meet for a cuppa at Wisley Gardens, my sanctuary 🙂

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  6. bananabatman says:

    Gorgeous Adrian. African sunrises and sunset do produce some lovely colours. Yes, we can get them in other parts of the world, but not as regularly I think. Dave.

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  7. paula graham says:

    Amazing place to have worked, unforgettable I should imagine

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Oh yes, certainly unforgettable, an incredible place, but now I sometimes have trouble believing that I was actually there, it was so fantastic. Funny thing is, Africa was the one place I’d resolved never to go – having as a young boy been taken by my parents to a cinema in Bristol, to watch a film that was I think called “And the moon by night”. I forget the rest of the film entirely, but there was a sequence of African mayhem that included a witch doctor with bleeding eyes – which completely horrified and appalled my young soul – and yet, longing to see Afrotropical birds maybe 20 years later, off I went! A

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