Well… I returned home late last night from a fantastic twelve day photographic expedition with one of South Africa’s leading landscape photographers… Hougaard Malan.
We spent the first weekend of our trip hosting a photo-workshop and shooting the indigenous forests of Magoebaskloof… after which we travelled to neighbouring Zimbabwe… for a week of shooting the iconic and (more than) amazing Victoria Falls.
This is one of my favourite compositions from the trip. It took me three days to find it… and a further two days waiting patiently till the conditions were good enough to capture it looking at its very best.
For this shot my tripod was perched a few centimetres from the edge of a very wet and slippery cliff… I had to be extremely careful here… one wrong move and my darling D800 and I would plunge more than sixty metres into the gorge!
I’ve got a mountain of email and work to catch up with during the next few days… so please excuse me if I don’t manage get around to viewing all your latest photos. I promise to do my best to check out and comment on everything that I’ve missed… before the end of the week.
This photo is a double-image Vertorama… the best (and only) way to capture a scene as large and magnificent as this one! :)
Nikon D800, Nikkor 14-24 at 14mm, aperture of f/11, with a 1/125th second exposure.