Kenyan Safari

HarrybHarryb old and lazyViera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
edited June 12, 2013 in Journeys
Hi Y'all,

About a month ago I returned from my 3rd trip tp Africa. Each trip has been a magical experience and I'm eagerly looking forward to my 4th African trip next year.

I have had the good fortune to take these trip through Muench Workshops. Andy and Marc are a tad more expensive but you go first class all the way.

Our lodgings were OK

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When we had to go to different sites we flew on Muench Airways
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As always we were privileged to see sights that were amazing

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Harry
http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
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  • Ed911Ed911 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Major grins
    edited April 2, 2013
    Harry, way cool...love your work...never miss a chance to look at your images. Thanks for sharing.
    Remember, no one may want you to take pictures, but they all want to see them.
    Educate yourself like you'll live forever and live like you'll die tomorrow.

    Ed
  • coldclimbcoldclimb Outside the Lines Registered Users Posts: 1,169 Major grins
    edited April 3, 2013
    Awesome!!!
    John Borland
    www.morffed.com
  • LightsearcherLightsearcher Major grins Registered Users Posts: 202 Major grins
    edited April 3, 2013
    I really have a problem looking at your pictures and it is that I don't know which one is my favorite.

    Great series and thank you for posting.

    Marcelo
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 3, 2013
    Ed911 wrote: »
    Harry, way cool...love your work...never miss a chance to look at your images. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks Ed, glad you enjoyed the pics
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALRegistered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited April 3, 2013
    Mighty fine!
    Thanks for always, so generously, sharing your work with the Dgrin community.
    Why are the Cheetahs so close? Do they get food?
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 3, 2013
    Earache wrote: »
    Mighty fine!
    Thanks for always, so generously, sharing your work with the
    rin community.
    Why are the Cheetahs so close? Do they get food?

    Thanks Eric, the cheetah is using the landrover as an observation post as she scans the area for prey.
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • JTB-DCJTB-DC Big grins Registered Users Posts: 50 Big grins
    edited April 3, 2013
    Man, these are nice! Looks like an unbelievable experience. Did i mention these pics are NICE!!!!!!!! Lord.
    Jared
    My Site
  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,162 Major grins
    edited April 4, 2013
    Wow. That first cheetah shot made my jaw drop... but the Milky Way shot makes me miss Africa. They're all great, but my other two favorites are the lioness and cub, and the herd of elephants under that dramatic sky. Superb!
    Chris
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 4, 2013
    coldclimb wrote: »
    Awesome!!!

    Glad you liked them John
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • Secluded ValleySecluded Valley Major grins Registered Users Posts: 176 Major grins
    edited April 6, 2013
    Oh wow, Harry! That cheetah shot is wicked awesome. Of course, I also really like that single giraffe and the black and white elephant shot. It's always such a treat to see your photos. Got anymore? :)

    Kristine
    "How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" ~John Muir
  • bfjrbfjr Which Way Did They Go Registered Users Posts: 10,980 Major grins
    edited April 6, 2013
    I can't seem to get "Hatari" out of my mind !!
  • EphTwoEightEphTwoEight Major grins Registered Users Posts: 552 Major grins
    edited April 7, 2013
    Those are just amazing! thumb.gif
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 8, 2013
    I really have a problem looking at your pictures and it is that I don't know which one is my favorite.

    Great series and thank you for posting.

    Marcelo


    Thanks Marcelo
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 9, 2013
    JTB-DC wrote: »
    Man, these are nice! Looks like an unbelievable experience. Did i mention these pics are NICE!!!!!!!! Lord.

    Thanks Jared. Every one of my trips to Africa have been incredible.
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • jasonstonejasonstone Fire& Grin-stone Registered Users Posts: 735 Major grins
    edited April 10, 2013
    gob smacking incredible!!! thanks for sharing!!!
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 11, 2013
    ChrisJ wrote: »
    Wow. That first cheetah shot made my jaw drop... but the Milky Way shot makes me miss Africa. They're all great, but my other two favorites are the lioness and cub, and the herd of elephants under that dramatic sky. Superb!

    Thanks very much Chris. It was a great trip filled with many memories and photo ops.
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • davemj98davemj98 Fiat Lux Registered Users Posts: 225 Major grins
    edited April 12, 2013
    Omg!
    I am so happy that you were able to do this and such great shots, I am also very jealous. Please keep posting! Great work as always!
    Daveclap.gif
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  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,125 Major grins
    edited April 12, 2013
    Wow! Jaw-dropping Wow! Just Wow!! clap.gifclapclap.gif

    It really is hard to pick a favorite, but since I love cats I'll go with the Cheetah. No wait, I love the lions. No wait, I love the elephants. Or maybe my favorite is the night sky with the stars. Gosh, durn it, I really do love them all. What an experience you have had.


    Keep sharing!

    Sherry
  • Alpha_PlusAlpha_Plus Amateur Registered Users Posts: 253 Major grins
    edited April 15, 2013
    I spent ten months in Kenya and these photos really take me back! I particularly love the giraffe with Mt Kenya in the background, as well as the first cheetah image and the lioness and cub. But, they are all marvellous. Well done! clap.gifclap.gif
    Karl Lindsay
    Nikon D600
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  • Ed911Ed911 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Major grins
    edited April 20, 2013
    Harry, mind if I ask you a question about your post processing...if not, then...are you images ran through and HDR process in realistic mode...something like NIK's HDR in realistic mode.
    Remember, no one may want you to take pictures, but they all want to see them.
    Educate yourself like you'll live forever and live like you'll die tomorrow.

    Ed
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 20, 2013
    Ed911 wrote: »
    Harry, mind if I ask you a question about your post processing...if not, then...are you images ran through and HDR process in realistic mode...something like NIK's HDR in realistic mode.

    I used Nik's Photo Efex Pro in my post processing. The most used filters were Detail Extractor, Tonal Contrast, Pro Contrast, Classic Soft Focus, & Darken/Lighten Center.
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • Ed911Ed911 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Major grins
    edited April 25, 2013
    Harryb wrote: »
    I used Nik's Photo Efex Pro in my post processing. The most used filters were Detail Extractor, Tonal Contrast, Pro Contrast, Classic Soft Focus, & Darken/Lighten Center.

    Well, keep it up...your shots are simply fantastic. Very, very nice.

    Thanks for a peep into your post processing.
    Remember, no one may want you to take pictures, but they all want to see them.
    Educate yourself like you'll live forever and live like you'll die tomorrow.

    Ed
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited April 25, 2013
    Looks like my training of you is complete :poke
  • VersianoVersiano Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    edited April 26, 2013
    Great!! Nice shots!
  • moose135moose135 Major grins Long Island, NY, Charlotte, NC and points between...Registered Users Posts: 1,373 Major grins
    edited April 27, 2013
    Spectacular, Harry!
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 27, 2013
    Oh wow, Harry! That cheetah shot is wicked awesome. Of course, I also really like that single giraffe and the black and white elephant shot. It's always such a treat to see your photos. Got anymore? :)

    Kristine

    Thanks Kristine and I do happen to have aaround naother 500 or so images that will be popping up sooner or later.:D
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 29, 2013
    bfjr wrote: »
    I can't seem to get "Hatari" out of my mind !!


    I remember that flick. Think I will give it a look at Netflix. :lurk
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • HarrybHarryb old and lazy Viera, FloridaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 22,708 Major grins
    edited April 29, 2013
    Those are just amazing! thumb.gif
    jasonstone wrote: »
    gob smacking incredible!!! thanks for sharing!!!

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed them.
    Harry
    http://behret.smugmug.com/ NANPA member
    How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that better!"
  • jasontjasont Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 5 Beginner grinner
    edited April 30, 2013
    You got a great variety of amazing shots!
  • DonFischerDonFischer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 128 Major grins
    edited May 1, 2013
    Awesome stuff!!!!!!!!!! The herd of elephants is out of this world!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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