Sunset Elephants of Chobe

August 10, 2009
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Sunset Elephants of Chobe

One thing for sure, if you go to Chobe, you will have a great chance to photograph elephants.  The park is known to be home for over 50,000 elephants.  Some sources place the number at over 60,000.  When the numbers are this big, the specifics are not important.  In particular, the elephants all seem...

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Excellent Crocodile Viewing

August 7, 2009
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Excellent Crocodile Viewing

It is possible to rent a guided boat tour of the river. These pictures of Crocodiles feeding on a dead Cape Buffalo were taken in Chobe National Park in Boswana. Crocodiles can grow over 4 meters long. They have been known to snap whole canoes in half, and are one of the leading killers...

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Lehigh Valley Photography Club Open Competition Entry Fee

July 7, 2009
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Lehigh Valley Photography Club Open Competition Entry Fee

Currently, we are experiencing some technical difficulties with the HTML code at http://lvphotographyclub.org/.   As a temporary work around, we are asking you to register for the Lehigh Valley Photography Club Open Competition and gallery show at the Antonio Salemme Foundation’s Gallery at this link.  Once you have paid the PayPal fees, you will...

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All the stars in the sky … and in a single digital image.

January 4, 2009
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All the stars in the sky … and in a single digital image.

In the past, I have written about that fabulous night sky in Botswana.  It is so detailed and expansive, that no photo could properly capture it.  That said, one man, Axel Mellinger a Central Michigan University professor  has given it a try.  He has  spent two years “to create a massive photographic panorama of...

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Photo of the Day – January 9, 2010

July 26, 2007
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Photo of the Day – January 9, 2010

Shot from my 2007 visit to Chobe.  That trip had perfect sunsets, but a challenge is that the sky was filled with small seeds bursting from seed pods – you may see small dots on these images. TIP: To achieve an interesting sky, remember to lower your exposure 2 stops or more when shooting...

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Photo Tip / Photo of the Day – Using Topaz Adjust AND HDR to save backlit images

July 23, 2007
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Photo Tip / Photo of the Day – Using Topaz Adjust AND HDR to save backlit images

Today’s tip is another photo challenge.  This young elephant gave us a nice posture, but there are several things wrong with the image.  Biggest of these is the severe backlighting.  The ‘rump’ of the other elephants presents a problem and, last but not least the elephants are headed in the wrong direction to create...

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