Sunday, December 31, 2017

Chimps of Kibale

A pair of images of Chimpanzees at Kibale National Forest in Uganda.

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Chimpanzees • Kibale Forest
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Chimpanzee • Kibale Forest

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Bengal Tiger

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Bengal Tiger
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Every Watchful Tiger
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Bengal Tiger through the Leaves

Thursday, December 28, 2017

First Light

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; First Light
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Feeding Oakum Boy

Aravind Krishnaswamy: South Georgia Island &emdash; Feeding Oakum Boy
Feeding Oakum Boy - Canon 5D3, 560mm, f/5, 1/800s, ISO 200.
I initially worked on this image I made on my 2012 trip to South Georgia Island about a year ago and completely forgot about it.  I ran into it by accident this afternoon and immediately found it striking.  My favorite wildlife images are of animal behavior and animals in their environment, so this one falls into that first category.  However, I’m also fond of the strong curves in the composition, starting with the back of the Oakum Boy and transferring to the body of the feeding King Penguin parent.  That combined with the contrasting dark tones of the chick with the whites of the adult makes this one of my favorite South Georgia images.  The one nit I would pick is that the left flipper is visible in the lower right, breaking he smooth curve of the body.  Still, I’d print and hang this one.

Trio of Chinstrap Penguins

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Antarctic Tabular Iceberg Trio

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Big Antarctic Sky
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;
Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash;

Streams and Boulders

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Streams and Boulders
Streams and Boulders - Pentax 645Z, 40mm, f/16, 15s, ISO 100.
I was going through my Lightroom catalog looking at an image I could work on when I came across this one from a summer trip to Bandon, Oregon.  I remember this morning well, as it was the last shoot for the trip.  We had a lot of morning clouds and fog on that trip and had made many visits to this beach so was pretty satisfied with what I had.  However, every morning is different and I found many compositional options with all the combinations of boulders and streams of water.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Rocks and Sea Stack

Aravind Krishnaswamy: Shoe Box &emdash; Rocks and Sea Stack

This was one of the last images I made in Iceland this summer and was made on the way to the airport to catch our return flight.  I wanted a composition that would start with the base of the frame and lead the eye to the sea stack off in the distance framed by clouds.  I needed much more than depth of field at 80mm than f/14 could provide, so I captured a focus stack of 3 images (a breeze with the Phase One XF) and stitched this together after the fact.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

King Penguins

Aravind Krishnaswamy: South Georgia Island &emdash; King Penguins
King Penguins - Leica SL, 280mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 125.
Wow, its been over 3 months since I last fired up my Mac Pro and did some serious work with photos.  I had the chance to chill and do just that this evening, and this image of King Penguins I made at St. Andrew’s Bay last year caught my eye.