Africa Threads on DPRevie

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JerseyJay, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Hi Jay,

    Absolutely right. There are few images I would describe as "thrilling"....but these certainly qualify. My son and I were completely enthralled when looking at them.

    Best wishes,

    David
     
  2. These are getting close to the MASTER. Franz Lanting.

    Bob F.
     
  3. This Italian guy has been posting Africa pics since two years on a regular basis and they were always stunning. He's a perfect example of the "Know-your-equipment" postulate.
     
  4. I don't want to degrade Alex (he is phantastic), but I think Frans Lanting still plays in a different league. It is not the technical quality that makes the difference but the contents and at what circumstances the pics are shot - you remember this pic of the Cobra stabbing out of the water in the forests of Borneo :Shocked: ?
     
  5. Yes, and his pictures in Botswana that won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award way back in the 80s/90s. Not sure when.

    I agree Frantz is just in a class of his own, but one or two of these are getting close. Otherwise anybody at the Mara crossing during the mass migration that does not get good pictures should be shot or pay for me to go next time.

    BW. Bob F.
     
  6. I have looked at the images and as you mention they are fantastic.
     
  7. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I first came across Alex's pics on Friday night and the quality of the images is mind-blowing. The thing that really pleased me, made me envious, showed me what it can do and inspired me to lift my game was that he uses the D100.

    Absolute proof that it really is the photographer not the equipment.

    Neil
     
  8. Never a truer word was spoken. However people will persist is the idiotic notation that 'The Latest is the Greatest.' Then then wonder why their photography is not greatly improved when they have spent out all that money.

    Bob F.
     
  9. Stunning photos. He uses wide open apertures for most of his animal shots, good effect. Very sharp, crisp pics. Looks like he waits quite a while for the perfect light in his landscapes.... All that with a plain ol' D100.... goes to show ya what one can do!
     
  10. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  11. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  12. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Ain't that the truth. Stunning work.
     
  13. It hurts me to look at those....... I have so far to go.
     
  14. JamesMor

    JamesMor

    325
    Jun 28, 2005
    New York
    Alex has done some amazing work in his Africa trip pictures. I have been chatting with him for a few days about them. I wish that I could effectively translate Itallian as he has offered me an article for my site that would have to be translated to English.

    -JM
     
  15. They are certainly awe inspiring pictures. Particularly like the images of the wilderbeast - almost B&W - captures all the energy of a herd on the move, especially when they get to the river. Ahh the river, smiling crocodile....

    Hats off to the man - he definitely knows his stuff.
     
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