18 May 2011

Dawn in the jungle [2]

As the sun rose, the dense mist began to dissolve over Kakum National Park in Ghana. Monkeys crashed about in the foliage below the ropeway where Toni, Ana and I peered out over and through the canopy, and a hornbill flew past, silhouetted. One doesn't forget moments like these.

[22 April 2007, Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 45 mm, ISO 400, 1/25 at f8]

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leonie said...

I love how images can return us to a place with such vivid recollection.

My imagination is trying to fill in the gaps - to hear the monkeys crashing about, to feel the closeness of the mist and how magical this moment is.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Leonie. Actually, of all the senses, for me the one that most strongly recalls memories is smell.

Zhoen said...

Did you see any pterodactyls flying past?

(Took me this long to come up with that lame comment.)

pohanginapete said...

Ha! :^) No, no pterodactyls, but hornbills do look prehistoric to me Zhoen.

Tim Koppenhaver said...

Nicely framed shot. From the frame inward, there's a consistent lightening. Well done.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks Tim. I love that kind of "aerial/atmospheric perspective". Gives a scene a sense of depth and age and mystery. Sometimes it can be difficult to photograph, though, and I've often put the camera down and just enjoyed it instead.