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Subject: [Leica] Ndutu 2014
From: lluisripollphotography at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:53:49 +0100
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4 Masterpieces! especially the first and second ones!


El 23/03/2014, a las 15:59, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> 

> Well, we had a great time and a very enjoyable trip to Ndutu this
> year, not least due to the couples gelling perfectly with each other.
> In fact, the owners of Ndutu lodge used to come to our group regularly
> and remark that they had never seen anybody enjoy themselves like we
> were doing, and the secret of our laughing all the time! A part of the
> reason could be the varied duty free lubrication that was on hand, but
> I would like to think that the Cummers, Firkins, Thomases and
> Govindarajs just liked each others company a lot!
> This place is fast turning out to be a sort of spiritual home for me,
> the Serengeti ecosystem is where I seem to be most relaxed and
> mentally at ease nowadays. I would like to start with a quartet of
> Fuji XE1 images, with the 18-55mm lens, which I had taken in lieu of a
> Nikon normal range zoom. Serengeti, in Swahili, means "Endless Plain",
> and you can see why here:
> Neela liked this tree a lot, so we stopped the vehicle and
> photographed it (Alastair, Helen and myself). I thought the tree was
> something you would find in Tolkien's Middle Earth, and tried to give
> it that flavour in post processing:
> The last two are views of the Ngorongoro Highlands from Olduvai Gorge.
> Olduvai Gorge is the place where the first steps to understanding Homo
> Sapiens' evolutionary history was taken by Louis and Mary Leakey from
> the 1930s onwards, and the digs and research continue to this day. I
> had always wanted to visit this place, but had never done so, but this
> time around we took half a day off from wildlife, and went off in
> search of our distant ancestors. There was a storm in the air that
> day, and the air was crystal clear, the sky full of puffy cotton
> clouds and the colours especially brilliant in the magical African
> sun:
> Please look LARGE
> Comments and criticism, as ever, welcome.
> Cheers
> Jayanand
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