Tag : Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg Mountains

Extra wide panorama, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

All camera settings were in manual mode and were identical for all 11 shots. Ideally, the shots would have been taken from a tripod using a bubble level to ensure a perfect horizontal.

Drakensberg Mountains, midday, flat light.

The photo was taken during the mid-afternoon by necessity (the location was only accessible via helicopter) meaning the light was really flat and the colours washed out.

Gold and blue details, Drakensberg Mountains

the seed heads of these tall grasses along the creek bank provide a study in gold and blue

Golden pool, Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa

Late in the day in the Drakensberg Mountains, South Africa, the setting sun reflects off a hill to light a golden pool.

The abstract landscape

When you’re in a grand natural landscape, the temptation is to get out the wide-angle lens and try to capture the “big picture”. However sometimes it’s worth looking beyond the obvious and look for smaller details, a telephoto lens can be helpful in doing so.