06 April 2010

Nyika Plateau, Malawi

Evening, looking into the heart of Africa

On the Nyika Plateau in northern Malawi I finally felt as if I'd found somewhere remote. (After being closed for two years, the plateau re-opened for visitors late last year.)
[21 May 2007; Canon 20D, EF 24–105 f4 L at 105 mm, ISO 200, f16, 1/80s]
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3 comments:

Christopher said...

I'd love to get to Africa one day... and see that wonderous landscapes that you hear so often talked about, and now photos of, courtesy of yourself...

Lovely photo... that sense of wonder. Reminds me of Paul Simon's album, Graceland.

"These are the days of miracle and wonder, of a long-distance call..."

Barbara said...

An absolutely stunning composition - with no stylist in sight! I especially admire the varying layers of texture. It's a rather tactile composition ...

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Christopher. Africa — the little I saw of the continent — is astonishing: the kind of place that makes it impossible not to think about the human condition; about what we've lost and are losing; about where we're going. About luck and privilege and resilience; about myths and misconceptions. All those things and more. I hope you do get there.

Barbara, thank you. When I saw this, I felt as if something was being drawn out of me, into that distance.