For this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Cee asks for things on the large side, which at once had me thinking of big animals; big skies; big landscapes: Africa. And this further prompted the thought of trying a sepia-vintage look with photos from the Farrells’ aging Africa album. To my eye the results look rather like plates from some 1930s book club imprint of travellers’ tales.
Lewa Downs, Northern Kenya: white rhino
Lewa Downs: Grevy’s zebra with Mount Kenya backdrop
Kilimanjaro revealed one morning on the Mombasa Highway at Kibwezi
Maasai Mara Marsh Pride
Olololo Plateau and Thomson’s Gazelle
Desert Date tree Maasai Mara
Athi Plains Giraffe
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large subjects
32 thoughts on “‘Large As Life’ ~ More ‘Vintage’ Africa Scenes”
Excellent , MissT.
The only things which might be missing are a certain Mr Hemingway and maybe Elsa and the Adamson’s’?
I’m sure they’re in there somewhere, Ark. The old colonial residue does seem to linger.
I really admire the photos you use in your blog
Thank you, Manisha.
Your sepia treatment has worked admirably, Tish!
Happy you think so, Sue.
Oh Tish, this is a stunning post for large items. I simply adore it 😀
Lovely of you to say so, Cee.
You’re welcome, Tish.
Picha mzuri sana… So beautiful. Just found a few old pix in a box in Paris. Let’s see if they’re not duplicates.
I love that you’re finding old Africa pix in Paris as I’ve been going through mine in Shropshire. It seems like a virtuous thread in a world growing more grim by the day.
It’s fun to dig in old archives. And yes, it does provide a tinny light against “grimness”. 💡
Do you dream about Africa? I dream about Israel, often in better Hebrew than I ever spoke. I suppose the language is “in there somewhere,” but it never managed to work it’s way out through my lips. But I dream of places I traveled that are not there anymore, or at least, aren’t anything like they were when I lived there. I don’t even WANT to know what it’s like now.
Yes, I do dream we’re back there, though Nairobi is always quite changed; likewise the place where we lived, so it usually ends up being an anxiety dream rather than a ‘wish I was there’ dream. Bizarre the scenarios the sleeping mind comes up with.
Stunning Tish – I’d happily swap this monsoon weather for some big dry savannah landscape at the moment
Dry would indeed be good, Becky!
Exceptional photos Trish – thank you so much for sharing and please keep them coming. I absolutely love the rhino (I do have a soft spot for these beautiful creatures).
You may find my new blog of interest, I am a former safari guide and now sharing my adventures and stories from across the continent. I hope you will enjoy my stories.
keen photography..i pretty much loved it..
Thanks, Nandhana and for the follow.