Recognition for Sioux

Early morning storm meets the rising sun

Early morning storm meets the rising sun

Getaway magazine recognition

Getaway magazine recognition

 

 

 

 

Its been said that “the early bird catches the worm” – well this “worm” turned out to be a winner for me and netted the Getaway Magazine “Pic of the Month” in June 2013. 8 images, all shot using Canon 550D & Canon 18-55mm lens on a rotating head tripod in portrait format, then comped together resulted in the final masterpiece!

 

The lines of life & time

The lines of life & time

Old and beautiful hands, waiting to be photographed and kept forever.

I had initially planned on photographing her hands whilst she was busy knitting, but for this lovely old lady being a “photographic model” for the first time, nerves played their
part and she froze up. I tried a few shots, and eventually said “relax, I’ll try a different approach”. Relax she did, and as she put her knitting down and started fiddling with her ring, I knew I had a winner!

The final image is the result of 3 images, shot on a Canon 600D with 18-55mm lens, using AEB, merged to HDR, converted to B&W, and final tonal adjustments were done.
The image was recognised by Outdoor Photo as their “Weekly Choice – People / natural light”, with the following comments being posted
Textures and tonal gradient provide plenty visual interest
Love It – Awesome Shot
Super

The textures are amazing. Love it!!
 http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=358942

ViewBug.com members awarded the following to the same image – Superb composition; Jaw dropping; Genius
http://www.viewbug.com/member/Siouxg#/Siouxg/awards

An image I took in the Pilansberg Game Reserve at the visitors centre MAY[d] it into a 2015 SA calendar!
Great feeling when you look at calendars on the shelves of most stationery shops and see your own image featured!!

My image that MAY[d] it!

My image that MAY[d] it!

2015 SA calendar cover

2015 SA calendar cover

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