I am in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, when a call comes from across the radio waves. A bunch of swahili is exchanged and the driver turns to me and says “there are zebras at the watering hole”.
Arriving on the scene, there were hundreds of zebras! Around 30 or so at the watering hole and hundreds more milling about in the area. It was amazing how I could hear every footstep, the breathing, and snorting as the zebras moved all around us. At the watering hole, the zebras lined up for a drink with a few keeping watch.
At one of the lodges we stayed at, there was a huge painting of this type of scene, but in a very different style than what you usually see. It was almost like a pencil drawing with the outline and stripes of the zebras ever so faintly visible on the canvas. I wish I could remember the name of the painter.
I decided to try and process one of my photographs in that style. I really like how it turned out! I used Topaz B&W Effects with one of the Opalotype presets.
I made this photo with the Canon 6D and the 400mm f/5.6 lens at ISO800, 1/1000 second.
Rob Hanson says
I LOVE the treatment you’ve given this image. Perfect!
Elizabeth parnis says
I love this one and the composition design!
Janet Greenler says
I love the softness of the picture!
Barbara Hayton says
Such a beautiful image and I love the processing.
Geri Lalley says
A great photographer catches our eye with an out of the ordinary vision of a subject..you knocked this one out of the park..love it
Diana Philpot says
I’m loving every post from your Africa trip. Each seems better than the last!
Jean Bjerke says
This is gorgeous, really catches your eye. I love the processing.
How wonderful for you to see this image in a painting, and then capture it with your camera – really amazing image!
Bob Woodall says
I have been in the bush in Africa for 20 weeks and have never got your shot. You are fortunate. Great composition and I really like the way you added the white mist vignette.
What a fabulous image I love it.
Paula Rigby says
Anne, I love the zebra picture. Zebras are my favorite animal (second to my Pug Lily, of course) The softness is beautiful. Keep doing what you are doing, it makes us all happy.
Thank you for sharing wonderful photography!I always look forward to reading all your newsletters and photography tips
Great photography, Anne! I always look forward ro reading your newsletters and photography tips!
Scotts Valley, California
Dale Watkins says
Now, there’s a place I’m positive I’ll never reach, so sharing it is delightful! Hoping to catch whatever is available to us here in North America, so my search is on for as good an image a hobbiest/enthusiast can hope to find.