Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Photos as Last!

October 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Steve's Enduro Africa Blog

I have managed to sift through most of the photographs I took during the trip, with a only the last few days worth left to go. Even though not yet finished, I have put some of the best photos that best represent the trip on the website.

Each photo has lovingly and by hand, been converted, cropped and enhanced where appropriate. They represent hours of work often late at night, which has not gone unpunished unnoticed at home.

The photos can be viewed slide by slide, or as a slide show as you prefer. I think the best quality is if they are viewed individually, although it nice to sit back and watch the slide show. My next mission (after writing up my day by day account of the trip), is to create a slide show accompanied by music. I will post it up here if it ever gets done.

You can go straight to the photos in the gallery by clicking here.

For those of you with an interest in photography, I used a Canon EOS 5D camera with a Canon EF 24-105 zoom lens. I shot all the photos in RAW format which I then enhanced in Adobe Camera Raw before converting to jpg in Photoshop CS3. I cropped as appropriate and then reduced the image size to about 20% before saving for the web, making them a more acceptable size for online viewing.

I lugged the camera around in a rucksack on my back for the duration of the trip. Together with a cagoule, spare gloves & shirt, spare batteries, memory cards, GPS tracking device and 3 litres of hydration fluid, the whole lot weighed a ton! Everything survived, even with a few tumbles I had. It was definitely worth the effort though.

I still have more images to add to the gallery, so please come back for another look soon. You can also follow me on Twitter where I will tweet when I publish updates to the site.

If you have not yet donated to the very worthy charities, you can still do so be clicking on the donate button on my site.

Finally, this is a blog so I would welcome your comments and feedback on the photos. Just complete the ‘Speak you mind’ section below.

Steve

Comments

2 Responses to “Photos as Last!”
  1. Kimbers says:

    Hey – thanks for visiting my blog!

    Your pictures look awesome! I cannot wait to go next year!

    Any hits, tips, advice is appreciated!

    K.x.

  2. Steve says:

    Once I have finished writing up the details of my trip, I will definitely put up a post with tips for future EA riders.

    Steve

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