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(i chose deviantart because after looking around it seemed the best free service I could find, so I resurrected my old account)
you can see them here.
photos from the rest of my trip are coming soon.
but regardless i got some good footage and am currently editing it together (the codec is a bit of a pain). most of the time I was getting video. i LOVE that I can get photos and videos together so easily. a lot of the photos I got, there is corresponding video footage to go with the photo and the image quality is just as good.
yeah the colours are great as well, especially skies seem to look really impressive on it. a lot of the photos had their colours etc tweaked in camera raw though, and some were taken into photoshop itself but those ones are pretty obvious.
the waterhole one has issues at full res... the birds have a colour fringe on them and theres a big section towards the lower left which is all blurred, I think the panorama software fucked it up but cbf fixing atm.
some bonus pics
^the moth on the lower right was your typical size moth
^ this was a good experience... it was pouring with rain and we all got out of the jeep to stand in the mud and check out the hippos. they were making a lot of noise and a lot of smell. just to the left of this picture is a huge section of the river that was completely covered with floating hippo shit. it was all flowing down river and collecting there.
two pics taken with random pocket camera
I would guess the small aperture is so you get a large depth of field for the panorama. Otherwise could end up with not much in focus. I assume a tripod was used for this as the shutter is quite slow using ISO100.
i'm not a photo faggot so i could care less. but i am interested in your trip as i'm thinking of hitting up teh africaz next year. where did you go/what company did you do the safari with/how long/did you get aids.
we booked the safari through peregrine adventures, the safari company was wildersun safari. both recommended.
also africa is awesome and anyone who doesnt go there is a fag.
heres the list i copy pasted from posting it elsewhere
Thursday 19 Feb (my 21st bday) flew from Perth->Dubai then Dubai->Nairobi (Kenya) then Nairobi->Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) then drove from Kilimanjaro to Arusha. Stayed the night in Arusha.
20 Feb drove to Lake Manyara to do our first bit of wildlife spotting. Stayed the night there.
21 Feb drove to the Serengeti, 3 full days of safari there including a night safari. Saw every type of wildlife you could hope for, including several leopards and a family of cheetahs.
24 Feb we safari'd our way to the Ngorongoro Crater, did two days of safari there and stayed there two nights. sweet hotel and the crater is very lush and green compared to the serengeti.
26 Feb drove all the way back to Kilimanjaro, flew Kilimanjaro->Nairobi, Nairobi->Dubai, Dubai->Paris, caught the train from Paris->Chamonix to commence a week of skiing. Then we had a week in southeast England, five days in London, and a few more days in Paris.
and yes i did get aids.
was a week enough in africa? is there anything you would've liked to have done that you didn't have time to do?
a week was enough for what we did which was solely wildlife spotting. any longer than that and the endless herds of zebra and wildebeest start to get monotonous as you hope for a glimpse of a leopard or rhino. (all the wildlife is still awesome++ though)
I would have liked to do more non-wildlife stuff like check out the cities like Arusha. we were in quite a self-contained tourist 'package' and it might have been nice to get off the beaten track and go amongst the locals, that was something I knew I wanted to do more of before we went. having said that its a bit scary as your white skin is basically a big neon sign saying HAY RICH FOREIGNER OVER HERE so lots of people offering their help.. in return for money of course, or selling you their little tourist gimmicks. having a local tour guide with us for the whole week was probably a really good thing to have, to help us avoid too much of the locals preying on us defenseless rich white folk. the people are extremely friendly though, even when a bit uncomfortable in the cities I never really felt threatened just a bit overwhelmed. im sure there is a dark side though, ive read a bit about tanzanian people doing some pretty bad stuff. but yeah the overall vibe of the people was very helpful, hospitality staff are extremely friendly, nice people, with just an underlying touch of cynicism and wariness amongst the everyday people, everyone always greets you with a friendly 'jambo!' and talk about hakuna matata. (it means no worries, for the rest of your days. it's a problem free philosophy.)
we were doing it really first class though, if you went on one of the el cheapo tours thered probably be more uni grad/gap year ppl etc