ARCHIVE 266 – STORM AT NAKURU

 

 

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A large thunder storm heads down the rift valley in Kenya, and looms over Lake Nakuru; the late 1970s.

Large storms like this are common in and around the rift and, this being convectional rainfall, especially so in the afternoons, i.e. after the sun has been going long enough, sucking moisture up into the heavens.

The birds in the water in the foreground are flamingos, and the flying birds further out comprise three pelicans on the left, followed by yet more flamingos.

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OM-1 with 75-150 lens at 150mm; 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.

14 Responses to ARCHIVE 266 – STORM AT NAKURU

  1. Love this picture, I keep meaning to dig out old slides but never seem to get the there.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Ed, I’m glad this gets to you – thank you! In my experience, few people do scan old slides. I bought a slide scanner five or more years ago and had a long, concerted effort at this, and have been grateful ever since that I did. But today’s world specialises in busy lifestyles, and such a project, though important, is not urgent, and so sits eternally on the backburner. Adrian

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  2. Meanderer says:

    I remember this one from before, Adrian. Beautiful.

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  3. bluebrightly says:

    That must have been such a great experience. Those colors! And the wonderful line of flight.

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  4. you did get some great shots way back then!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      It was a great place and I had a very handy little (film!!!) camera, an Olympus OM-1 and three lenses. I still have the camera, displayed in our living room, but its out of action and mouldy now – but oh what a quiet shutter (which still works), what quality, and what wonderful ergonomics! A

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  5. paula graham says:

    Wow, take shelter. Beautiful shot.

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  6. Fantastic composition 🙂

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