Tanzania Safari Photos

RajP

Distinguished Member
Hi All.. been off the forum for a while.. work!!! Anyways.. been to Tanzania for 2 weeks Safari and took some photos from there..

Took lots of lovely photos of Animals but I was more interested in taking a shot of the Milky Way.. Unfortunately, the 2 weeks we had chosen were the Full Moon period. So that was a bit disappointing.. What did work out pretty well was that when we got to our hotel in Ngorongoro Crater, between 7:30PM and 8PM, it did become pretty dark and you could see lots of stars and the milky way..

All photos were taken with the D800.

1. So here is my first attempt at capturing this elusive object..
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KJv6DC] DSC_1216.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

Offcourse, it is processed to make the object pop.. hope you like it.. taken with Rokinon 14mm f2.8

2. This second photo is the view of the Crater from the Crater View Point. It is a 15 photo stitch.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/JQXn4n] DSC_9016-Pano.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

Taken with Nikon 24-70 f2.8

3. This Third shot is of a lovely Cat.. runs pretty fast..
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KEvLmX] DSC_9242.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

Taken with Sigma 150-600 C

4. And they do climb trees pretty well too..
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KmpHtw] DSC_9742.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

Taken with Sigma 150-600 C

5. And offcourse, we are all familiar with Zebra Crossing...
[url=https://flic.kr/p/JQKHuN] DSC_8486.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]
Taken with Sigma 150-600 C

6. We all love Giraffes..
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KC2sRL] DSC_8949.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]
Taken with Sigma 150-600 C

7. After all this, we ended up needing a relaxing break.. so what better place to end up in then Zanzibar..
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Kmec9J] DSC_1326.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

8. Lovely Beaches
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KMm5ci] DSC_1619.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

9. And they do lovely sunsets..
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KJvaVy] DSC_1493.jpg by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]

Hope you like them. There are more on my flickr album.

Comments and feedback welcome.
 

shotokan101

Banned
Cracking set - with the last being my Fav - but loads of cracking others in the Flickr set :cool:
 

shotokan101

Banned
3800 ? - that's taking the Piss :devil:
 

RajP

Distinguished Member
3800 ? - that's taking the Piss :devil:

Yeah.. Just to add up, I took that many, my son took around 1200, my nephews took around 2000 between them.. There was a lot of shutter clicking in the car!!!
 

shotokan101

Banned
How the "heck" :devil: did you whittle those down to 101 !!! o_O
 

johnaalex

Distinguished Member
Lovely photos, espcially the leopard.
 

snerkler

Member
Lovely images, would love to do something like this.

How did you do the milky way pic, is image stacked and did you use one of those star tracker thingimibobs?
 

RajP

Distinguished Member
Lovely set, looks like a super experience, some corkers on Flickr :thumbsup:
Thanks...

Lovely photos, espcially the leopard.
Thanks John..

Lovely images, would love to do something like this.

How did you do the milky way pic, is image stacked and did you use one of those star tracker thingimibobs?
Thanks Snerkler.. this is a single image taken with the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f2.8. Exif is f2.8, 3200 ISO, 30 second exposure time. Then the photo was cropped, straightened and then processed.. this is the original. [url=https://flic.kr/p/KLNDUy] DSC_1216-2 by Raj Patel, on Flickr[/URL]



These are the settings I applied.. I think I have gone a bit OTT on this but as this is my first photo, I am learning the ups and downs of these.. there is the aspect of painting over with different colours to enhance blues and others which I haven't done.. This is something Michael Shainblum has done and documented in his video. I am not able to post the link here but if you search in Google How to process Milky Way Michael Shainblum, you should see the link.

I am looking to do more and more of this type of photography so lots of learning for me...
 

snerkler

Member
Thanks...

Thanks John..

Thanks Snerkler.. this is a single image taken with the Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f2.8. Exif is f2.8, 3200 ISO, 30 second exposure time. Then the photo was cropped, straightened and then processed.. this is the original. DSC_1216-2 by Raj Patel, on Flickr



These are the settings I applied.. I think I have gone a bit OTT on this but as this is my first photo, I am learning the ups and downs of these.. there is the aspect of painting over with different colours to enhance blues and others which I haven't done.. This is something Michael Shainblum has done and documented in his video. I am not able to post the link here but if you search in Google How to process Milky Way Michael Shainblum, you should see the link.

I am looking to do more and more of this type of photography so lots of learning for me...
Thanks for this, very useful. Always more useful to see the before and after too :smashin:
 

RajP

Distinguished Member
Thanks for this, very useful. Always more useful to see the before and after too :smashin:
Also, get an app called Sky Guide.. this is brilliant as it will highlight where you will find the Milky Way as well as other Stars and Planets ... brilliant app.
 

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