Zenfolio | David Simmonds Photo Safaris | Safari Participants Gallery | Elephant bull on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana, Africa
Taken 5-Sep-08
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Safari
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Keywords:elephant, africa, animals, nature, wildlife, travel, safari, botswana
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Dimensions572 x 600
Original file size109 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Sep-08 12:23
Date modified10-Feb-11 17:30
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeRICOH
Camera modelCaplio GX100
Focal length15.3 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.4
Exposure1/620 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Elephant bull on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana, Africa

Elephant bull on the banks of the Chobe River, Botswana, Africa

"Being married to David I get lots of constant photo mentoring. On this trip I used my little Ricoh Caplio 100GX. Whilst David was doing lots of long lens shots I concentrated on a different way of seeing, that worked with the limitation of the camera I had. Setting it to capture the largest size RAW files it could, I trusted to post-production and cropping to make the most out of my image. I liked the monolithic shape of this elephant but the light was getting low at the end of the day. So I had a lot of noise to deal with in the file. I also wanted to give it a treatment to make it look more dream-like and dramatic. I took the file as far as I could go in Lightroom, then David helped me with using noise reduction, sharpening and layer techniques to reclaim more detail in my image. It was an interesting process to choose just how much noise to reduce vs loss of textural interest." - Sandra Curtis (Studio Manager/Artist/Designer/Musician, Melbourne)