One touch live (good people) this past Monday embarked on a photography safari that would take them from Nairobi to Nyahururu. I happened to be part of the crew. It started at early morning 4:30am for the pickups and then we were ready to go by 5:00am. Our aim was to catch the sunrise at Kinare forest (we had been here before). Unfortunately for us, the sun was there but was being covered by this dense layer of cloud and fog. temperatures there were from 9C (read really cold) at some point we could hardly press the shutter. We still managed to get some shots and also had a strobe tutorial by Joe Makeni which was insightful as it was fun.
So after this we had a heavy (emphasis on the heavy part) breakfast at the Mt. Longonot viewpoint and also took some shots there. What I like about these trips is the easy feel they have, no pressure…if you see a photo take it. The polarizing filter on the 18-55mm was a great help with adding to the blue on the sky plus making the colors pop out more.
Next stop was Nyahururu for lunch which was about three hours from the viewpoint. It’s at this point in time that some of us managed to catch some sleep. Stomachs full, we then headed to Thompson’s falls which was spectacular. The descent to the foot of the falls was quite steep though and the ground not that forgiving for people who walk fast. Also one let down was that due to the size of the fall, there was a lot of spray/mist…rendering most of our cameras useless, it was a big risk to expose them to such moisture. Lake Ol Bolossat was the next spot and the end of our trip, unfortunately we did not manage to arrive there as one of the cars got stuck, so we placed our cameras aside and pushed/pulled the car out of the mud.
All in all it was one of the most taxing one touch live’s. I guess it’s all for the love of the shot 🙂
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