A large family of elephants are slowly proceeding in a queue for "Lion King", now (and always) playing at Serengeti Theaters.
After a long, bumpy and dusty drive, we arrived at Serengeti Park. I had my wide angle on the cam, still shooting the landscape. Suddenly we ran into these giants, apparently enjoying a large family after a fertile spring. The procession was an amazing welcome to the endless plains of the famous conservation area. Then i changed to 70-300 mm. Sorry for the harsh counter-light, i told them to move to the other side of the road, but they didn't care at all.
ps: category selection was difficult. ok, it is a daily life shot, as well as a food photo for some and transportation photo for some others.
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mjw364 (7408) 2013-08-26 10:44
Ha ha, Deniz! Like the title!
Great image with a very clean, sharp conversion - love the contrasts and tone overall.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-26 11:09
Very nice minimal(if I could say) capture with great lightning usage and perfect details.Nice usage of B&W filter.Perfect framing and POV.Well done!
All the best
mesutilgim (84272) 2013-08-26 11:13
Selam Rigocan !
Tazminatı eritmeye devam !
Bu da muhteşem bir siyah beyaz šalışma olmuş. Dottoreyi šatlatacak cinsten.
holmertz (40971) 2013-08-26 11:40
"Ceremony" was another good choice for category. This is a lovely shot. I saw a lot of elephants in Tanzania but never lined up as nicely as this, with two or three generations going for a walk together. This is everybody's fantasy of Africa, well converted to B&W like in the good old days of books on exotic journeys. The clouds aren't bad either.
SnapRJW (31089) 2013-08-26 12:44
Your B&W shot works very well at conveying the atmosphere and thrill of seeing a parade of elephants Deniz. Seeing them strung out like this always reminds me of the elephant parade in Jungle Book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrQQZuLru9s (have a look).
Nothing wrong with the light as the silhouetted elephants are beautifully captured against a lovely sky.
Have a good evening Rosemary
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-08-26 14:09
I can imagine how vivid and colorful this scene must have been in real(probably most of us couldn┤t resist post it in color),but I have to say sometimes B&W can be even more expressive medium.Like in this case(at least for me).Superb light and contrast.The silhouettes of elephants look magnificent across the whole scene!
emka (78828) 2013-08-26 14:56
Hi Deniz, Wonderful shot and interesting choice of black and white. They look quite strange so black. Fantastic scene under very nice clouds. I saw many elephants in Botswana and Namibia. It was always great experience.
Why Decisive Moment?
worldcitizen (6955) 2013-08-26 16:28
Elephants are amazing. They seem to be so social and kind to each other. I really like this line of adults and children, all making their way across the plains together. The silhouettes against the cloudy sky are beautiful, almost poetic in a way. I think the horizontal framing also accentuates the line that the elephants have formed.
adidas5nb (5389) 2013-08-26 19:17
fantastically done my friend.amazing shot with the silhouettes and b n w.i like the nice wide frame and great pov with depth.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-08-26 20:50
Beautiful shot, Deniz - I see we both took some time off TE, but you certainly went to a nicer location - Tanzania for you, Delaware for me!
The light is outstanding here, with the elephants presented in silhouette in the open expanse of the Serengeti. The slight vignetting gives the center of the shot some wonderful brightness as well, emphasizing the large elephant at center. Beautifully done, and a great choice in B&W. Thanks!
subhendu_bagchi (25723) 2013-08-27 3:51
a dreamy composition here. Like the treatment in monochrome. The row of elephants is really worth seeing against such beautiful texture of sky at background. A great panorama. Well done. Tfs.
timecapturer (48640) 2013-08-27 5:00
love this and the title too! It works so well in B&W and would look good framed and hanging on any gallery wall. Superb and creatively presented.
macondo (18623) 2013-08-27 6:00
This is a very successful b/w shot, in which you've concentrated on keeping the detail in the highlights - the clouds. The elephants look great spread across the scene in silhouette, and the horizon is well placed in the panoramic composition. Excellent photographic work and a very good note.
saxo042 (37556) 2013-08-27 8:02
A beautiful black and white picture with these elephants walking over the landscape. The counter-light creates a good silhouette effect.
Noel_Byrne (24235) 2013-08-27 8:06
Great title, that made me laugh! The Lion King was on in Dublin recently, and I pictured this line of elephants queing on the street :)
Love the silhouette effect you captured here, I think part thanks for that wonderful strong backlight. The clouds combined with the subject make this a really nice photo, and black and white is a brilliant choice.
macjake (56474) 2013-08-27 8:44
funny comments in the note, well written :)
what's not to like here! everything has been totally set up perfectly...the clouds, the long line of elephants, the silhouettes, and the grassy plains...the only thing missing here is a double rainbow in the bg! haha
awesome shot! what an amazing time this must have been!
limielski (0) 2013-08-27 13:25
Wow! Fantastic B&W artwork. Superb contrast between the landscape and silhouettes of the elephants. Amazing sky and clouds.
Warm regards, Leszek
Romano46 (18442) 2013-08-29 11:16
un eccellente bianco e nero, sia dal punto di vista della tecnica fotografica, sia per il soggetto insolito che ne appare valorizzato al massimo.
Una bellissima scena ricca di suggestione grazia ad una eccellente ripresa e ad una ancor pi¨ eccellente postproduzione.
Ciao e buona serata
bona (12562) 2013-08-30 12:47
what a lovely view of these many elephants whaking in the Africa savana. I like the option for black and white.
PaulVDV (22085) 2013-08-30 17:52
A great sight of the silhouettes of these elephants, all beautifully on a line, in the seemingly endless space of Serengeti.
The clouds in the sky look magnificent and impressive! Beautiful light and nice contrast between the white clouds and the dark elephants.
Best regards, Paul
jabber (323) 2013-09-02 13:20
a good time to make a photo.
thanks for share
good composition with good crop
jhm (139134) 2013-09-04 3:10
I am no black and white fan, but your picture is nice with these family elephants.
This against a very imminent sky.
I like your composition, splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
amazon (12112) 2013-09-05 14:22
filde uğurlu sayı yedidir, bu sebeple saymam ...bana ne? :)
bayno (18342) 2013-09-06 4:52
lovely interpretation of a shot of wild life, I like the long cut and the framing, but especially the silhouettes of elephants and their context, including the sky, perfect management of the light, I do not see the burned areas even in the clouds at the top....
for me is not to much the back light...is well done...
mcmtanyel (13375) 2013-09-11 19:59
The silhouettes of the elephants and the vast grassland give this photo a mythical character. Exquisite, as usual.
Angshu (55641) 2013-09-12 0:05
This looks Ooooh in B&W! I admired for quite a while the tonalities of grey which is present in the frame, which acually makes the picture for me. Of course the silhouette of the pachyderms slowly trudging across the grasslands should have been an amazing view to see with own eyes!
Great title & lol at the last line of your note
Glint (6167) 2013-09-12 9:53
you know how to pull my heart strings. I love this wide angle shot showing a charm chain of elephants. They look so good in silhouette.
Waylim (25344) 2013-09-27 19:14
Ah, this bring back so much wonderful memories of my time there. Makes me go back to look at my own photos from here, perhaps I should post some for sentimental reason.
Anyway, this is a really cool shot with the wide open plain and the big sky as the herd of elephants strolling through. Incredible scene and you captured it beautifully. I like the b&w presentation. but I'm sure colors looks even better.
Miguel82 (23367) 2013-11-13 2:51
Dear Deniz, thanks for your nice comment
A fantastic shot of elephants in Serengeti plains, different generations are there, babies, young and adult elephants, clever b&w version, only the animal's silouhette are visible, heavy clouds in the bg, all the best, take care, have a nice day
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34255)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-08-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Nature, Ceremony, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favourite B&Ws [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 10:16
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