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#ShootingKenya Nyeri

Canon 60D. 70mm, 1/2500sec at f/3.2, ISO 100

#ShootingKenya Nyeri

Several weeks ago, together with other photographers, I started taking Monday photographic trips to different parts of Kenya in what is tagged #oneTOUCHLive and #ShootingKenya on Twitter. This past weekend, we were in Central Kenya.

Our first location was Kagumo Falls in Nyeri County. These falls are quite hidden in Tetu Constituency and we wouldn’t have found them if it wasn’t for Charles our guide.

Second was Thego, a place none but one of us had been. It is a fishing camp located off the A2 after turning right at Chaka. Again, Charles gave us a guided tour of the pristine surroundings.

We then took the scenic route back to Nairobi by looping Mt Kenya and shot some wheat fields in Timau.

After taking in the sights towards Isiolo, we think this will be our next destination.

Canon 7D. 17mm, 0.5sec at f/10, ISO 100

Canon 7D. 17mm, 0.5sec at f/10, ISO 100

Canon 60D. 145mm, 1/8000sec at f/4.0, ISO 100

Canon 60D. 145mm, 1/8000sec at f/4.0, ISO 100

Canon 60D. 200mm, 1/3200sec at f/3.2, ISO 100

Canon 60D. 200mm, 1/3200sec at f/3.2, ISO 100

Canon 60D. 70mm, 1/2500sec at f/3.2, ISO 100

Canon 60D. 70mm, 1/2500sec at f/3.2, ISO 100

mission katsangani 2011

mission katsangani 2011

You won’t find it on Google Maps, so here goes:

Drive 80km north of Malindi to a trading centre called Mwenda Pole. Board a boda boda and after about 20 minutes, you’ll be in the heart of Katsangani, an island in the Tana Delta.

I was here in 2010 to spread the Gospel with the Discovery Africa team from Mavuno Church and didn’t pass on the opportunity to do the same this year.

A mute spoke, a deaf person heard – these were the great miracles we experienced during the mission.

And every evening, Katsangani witnesses one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever treat your eyes to.

Canon 7D. 105mm (24-105mm f/4L IS USM) 1/500sec at f/20, ISO 160

wrong way down

wrong way down

The more random a plot is, the better it is.

Monday: the plot is hatched to go to South Coast via Amboseli and Tsavo.

Tuesday: we meet at Westgate and shop for supplies at Nakumatt.

Wednesday: we hit the road.

Amboseli is teeming with wildlife. Especially elephants.

Tsavo is huge. So huge we saw very few animals.

Tiwi is the undiscovered holiday destination in South Coast.

Canon 40D. 390mm (100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/600sec at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon 40D. 320mm (100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/125sec at f/5.6, ISO 800.

Canon 40D. 400mm (100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/250sec at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon 40D. 400mm (100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/100sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600.

masai mara

masai mara

The last and first time I was here was in 2004.

This time, we got to organise the trip ourselves, making it more enjoyable. Being able to plan your itinerary especially when you love taking photos is paramount.

Don’t think I’ll ever go for one of those group camping trips again.

Canon 350D. 17mm (17-40mm f/4L USM) 1/800sec at f/7.1, ISO 800.

Canon 350D. 190mm (100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM) 1/100sec at f/5.0, ISO 200.

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