Afrika

The Streets of Windhoek

Fearsome Foursome

Fearsome Foursome | Windhoek | 2017

26 hours after leaving home we reached Windhoek. The capital is the starting point of our tour around Namibia. After checking into our hotel we did a little stroll through the streets where I captured some scenes of local street life. Early tomorrow morning we head to Southern Namibia, less street life, more great landscapes. Stick around to discover a bit of Namibia. How frequently I can post I can’t promise, finding good Internet to upload photos seems to be often a challenge. Also please bear if I don’t reply to all your comments immediately or stay current on your blogs. I will catch up as I find time.

 

Daddy Cool

Have a good week!

Marcus

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Monday Mountains

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro | Africa | 2016

I’m not sure if that category ever existed on WordPress, but if not I’ve just created it: Monday Mountains. In front of the magic light of an African sunrise this is the silhouette of the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano and with 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) the highest mountain in Africa. I took this image out of a regional airliner enroute from Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha in Tanzania to Nairobi International Airport in Kenya on our way back from our Tanzania trip in February 2016. The airplane flew about the same hight as the summit of Kilimanjaro.

The photo was taken with my Olympus E-PL7 with 1/80 sec @ f/5.6 and ISO 800 at 42mm focal length. I sacrificed a slightly higher ISO for a higher shutter speed to avoid camera shake due to vibrations in the cabin of the Turboprop aircraft. Focussing was easy as I used the sharp contrast of the mountain slope as target for my single focus field. The relatively large aperture is needed to avoid getting dirt or scratches inevitable for airplane windows in the image. Focusing on infinity and a large aperture (low aperture number) is always a good trick to get clean images when photographing through unclean windows.

With no time for Street Photography I’m scavenging last years archive for some more impressions from Tanzania.

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