The Photo Vehicle Experience

Posted 2016/04/16 06:19:30 PM by Ruth

Exclusivity, comfortability and practicality are ingredients which make a photographic experience in the bush.

Our C4 Photo Vehicle has been designed to cater for just that and not only is the shooting experience incredibly comfortable, but the wildlife photograhic oppurtunities in one of Africa's most photogenic reserves couples to make it one of the very best experiences out there.

Recently, we hosted 2 magnificent guests on the Photo Vehicle for 4 days, and as first timers to Africa let alone African Wildlife, we all left with a greater appreciation for the safari exprerience, especially for a first timer.

Eric and Delphine Chen left with a greater understanding of what life is all about out in the African bush, and a lot more on how to capture the special moments on camera.

Highlights can be hard to confine, but a few of them included:

.A coalition of male cheetah retreating from an approaching troop of baboons

.The new male lion on the block from Zimbabawe, tracking him as he followed the scent of 2 lionesses

.Leopards in the alluvial forests along the Matabole River

.Sharing the experience with 2 awesome guests who had never seen the African wilderness before

.And, a sighting that is hard to even portray in images, Lion cubs and elephants in one of my favourite rivers of Africa, the

Mighty Motloutse

 

Lioness along the Majali

We waited for the temperature to drop, patiently awaiting any movemnet from 2 lionesses sleeping lazily along the riverbed. This was the reward of sitting in anticipation for one of them to drink.

 

Saddle Billed Stork

 A lone male Saddle Billed Stork feeding along the Majali River

 

Eric enjoying a 'coffee break'

Eric enjoying a 'coffee break'

 

Impressive Eland

An impressive Eland bull watches us curiously at dawn 

 

The morning migration

A young bull elephant calf amidst the daily elephant migration into the core region of the reserve

 

Elephant dust bath

A mid morning dust bath

 

Impala

An Impala Ram amidst a bed of Uruchloa grass, isoltaed by a small beam of filtering sunlight

 

frenzy

Understanding light can be vital for creating fine art imagery, we experimented a lot with the technique of isolating a well lit subject against a dark backdrop

 

Girraffe

By under exposing by -2 EV , we managed to almost exclusively isolate this Giraffe against a ridge in shadow

 

Lion cubs

The Coup de Gras of the trip was this incredible sighting at dusk along the mighty and very ancient Motloutse river

 

Lion

What a setting to see these cubs for the very first time

 

Lion

It only got better

 

Lion

A subtle disagreement

 

elephant

The lions lay before us, a backdrop of elephants

 

Leopard magic

A vanishing act

 

baboon duo

As the heat sets in at dawn, baboons make their way hastily in search of food

 

BACKLIT BABOON

On the third occasion, we got lucky as we tried to catch these the troop at sunrise for backlit images

 

Male Lion

Eric , the dentist who shoots lions the right way!

Eric and Delphine

Eric and Delhine on the C4 Photo Cruiser

 

Coffee stop

No better place than underneath an Nyala Berry to have a coffee break

 

Baobab and Milky way

The ultimate African portrait! Image copyright @ Eric Chen

 











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