Zebras at Dusk

The “golden hour” directly before sunset offers really interesting options for photography.  If you’re on a game drive in Namibia at the right time in the right place, you can get some truly stunning photos.  Unfortunately, however, you’re at the mercy of the driver many times, and if you’re facing directly into the sun it can be frustrating.  If you understand how your camera reacts in those conditions and experiment, however, you can get some interesting effects.  In our case we came across a group of zebras.  I was trying to maximize the “halo effect” of the animals, avoid too many shadows/profiles, and pick up the dust they were kicking up.  Here is the outcome.

 

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