Mt Kenya standing proud of a blanket of stratus cloud; photographed from an airliner inbound to Nairobi, 25 Sept 1979.  At 17,057 feet in altitude, this mountain is second in Africa only to Mt Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet), which is just over the border in Tanzania.

The barely seen, ghostly grey shapes in the foreground are the Aberdare (aka Nyandarua) Mountains, a line of volcanoes on the eastern shoulder of the rift valley.    

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Technique: Olympus OM-2 with 50mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 slide film rated at 64 ISO.


I’m re-posting photographs that I took in Kenya over 30 years ago.  You can find more context here .  Click onto the “Archive Kenya” tag (below) to see more of these film images from Kenya.




About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

18 Responses to ARCHIVE KENYA 24 – MT KENYA (MONO)

  1. So minimalist shot, lovely 😊


  2. bluebrightly says:

    A wonderful image, Adrian!


  3. Sonali Dalal says:

    Wonderful minimal.


  4. krikitarts says:

    I love watching the world from an airplane and, before my knee replacements, always tried to get window seats. Now I go for the aisles, for comfort’s sake. This shot’s a real beauty!


  5. Quiet. Beautifully quiet.


  6. oneowner says:

    The simplicity of this is exceptional, A. Nice work.


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