Jerry Paskowitz  

Chobe River Sunset by Jerry Paskowitz

May 2021 - Chobe River Sunset

About the Image(s)

This image was captured in 2016 when we had the good fortune to travel (remember what that is?) to Botswana. We spent a week on the Chobe River with a guide, before moving on to the Okavango Delta. This image was taken on the Chobe from our photo friendly boat equipped with gimbal supports. Our guide put us into a shallow bank and we waited for the sun to set right behind his 'favourite tree'. We certainly learned the meaning of Location, Location, Location that evening. And that timing is everything!

Technical: Nikon D810, Nikkor AFS 300mm f/4 + TC-17E-II, 1/250s, f/13, 500mm, cropped and noise reduction applied using Noiseless CK.

3 comments posted

Paul Smith   Paul Smith
Jerry...Jerry, every once in a while you come up with an image that says, "Frame Me" !! Earlier you submitted an ocean scene that also grabbed me. Allow me to say, if you were to crop/remove the lower 1/3 of this image it would get even better. Great light...great composition. Put it up for sale!   Posted: 05/03/2021 15:04:22
Jerry Paskowitz   Jerry Paskowitz
Thanks Paul. I hadn't considered cropping out the foreground water. I'll have to see how many px I have left if I do that. The original image (NEF) was captured from way back and I had to crop it down to remove quite a bit of negative space on the left and right. Darcy's crop looks quite good, and I'll try that when I get a chance. Thanks to both of you for your positive comments.   Posted: 05/04/2021 09:33:58

Darcy Quimby   Darcy Quimby
Your pictures are amazing. I have a thought what about a portrait crop? I hope you don't mind I tried it Although this crop then loses the bird that is in the lower left right above the water. I agree with Paul about losing the water. I want to say again I love it   Posted: 05/03/2021 17:20:43
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