ARCHIVE KENYA 26 – SUNRISE OVER STRATUS CLOUD

 

 


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Top of a blanket of stratus cloud, just starting to be illuminated by the rising sun: photographed from an airliner over northern Kenya, inbound for Nairobi, 25 Sept 1979.

With shots from large aircraft, I just set as high a shutter speed as possible (to reduce vibrations from the plane), focused my lens on infinity, brought the lens as close as possible to the window (to minimalise reflections) – and hoped for the best!

Click onto the “early morning” tag (below) to see more images from the early hours of the day.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

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

THE ARCHIVE KENYA SERIES

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.

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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.

10 Responses to ARCHIVE KENYA 26 – SUNRISE OVER STRATUS CLOUD

  1. krikitarts says:

    I was shooting weather out of plane windows with a film camera back then too, and I never got over the wonder. This one has magic in it.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    Primordial…wonderful!

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  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful shot, Adrian. 😄

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  4. Absolutely beautiful.

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  5. Helen Cherry says:

    Fantastic, especially when you consider this was taken in 1979!

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