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Pure WheelPure WheelThere something about a white sky that I like about photos. Perhaps is the way I was taught how to use negative space in architecture to affect moods. That puts in in good stead to start applying it in photography. It is always in the back of a photographers mind when they are composing. The more you do it the less you have to think about what you are doing. It just sort of becomes natural to you. I am not sure where I am on that scale but I like to think that it is nearly natural. But if you stop thinking about composition, then what will happen?

Mass Shade

March 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I wasn’t too sure what to think about the Massai tribes. On our way into the Mara the roadside was littered with rubbish. The tribes set up camp and when they move on the leave everything there. Plastic bags were just as much of the landscape as a Wildebeest.  The Massai are always arguing with the Kenyan government to what consists as their land. The more they move into the game reserve the more habitat is destroyed by them. As an initiation to adult the children used to have to kill a lion using tradition Massai weaponry. Fortunately now this is banned and some of the Massai land lies on some of the best game reserves.

Some Massai do stay in one place and this is one of their villages. You have to pay around £20 to go inside. A few of us opted to stay in the vehicles. I was wandering around and quickly found out that you were not allowed to take photos if you didn’t pay to go into the compound. This is one of the things they have given up to tourism. I wasn’t going to let the opportunity go amiss and still shot a few photos around the area. I used my super secret skills and zoom to snap this one of a few tribesmen sheltering from the sun.

Finding the ShadeFinding the ShadeI wasn’t too sure what to think about the Massai tribes. On our way into the Mara the roadside was littered with rubbish. The tribes set up camp and when they move on the leave everything there. Plastic bags were just as much of the landscape as a Wildebeest. The Massai are always arguing with the Kenyan government to what consists as their land. The more they move into the game reserve the more habitat is destroyed by them. As an initiation to adult the children used to have to kill a lion using tradition Massai weaponry. Fortunately now this is banned and some of the Massai land lies on some of the best game reserves.

Some Massai do stay in one place and this is one of their villages. You have to pay around £20 to go inside. A few of us opted to stay in the vehicles. I was wandering around and quickly found out that you were not allowed to take photos if you didn’t pay to go into the compound. This is one of the things they have given up to tourism. I wasn’t going to let the opportunity go amiss and still shot a few photos around the area. I used my super secret skills and zoom to snap this one of a few tribesmen sheltering from the sun.


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