The photos I have worked magic with here are taken at Kubu Island, Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana.
Click on each photo to bring them up full size. They're worth the time.
I was front seat passenger and sometimes navigator ( Love those GPS units!) in the lead vehicle with Russell Frankish of Green Bushpig Safaris, who was guide for Britz Rentals Johannesburg to Victoria Falls return, 4WD self drive tour.
On the return leg we drove into the Pans for a stay at Kubu Island campsite. Information is here on Makgadikgadi Pans, and the formation of Kubu Island, a rocky outcrop with many baobab and star chestnut trees. There is a campsite up close to Kubu Island.
|First glimpse of Kubu Island.|
|Soft glowing light spreads across the rocks.|
|The light tinged the trees a glowing reddish orange.|
Fascinating twisted shapes.
|The last glimpse of the sun as it sets a blazing display!|
|You can see the length of my shadow in the centre|
as the last low light falls across Kubu Island.
|Kubu Island in the "Golden Hour."|
|I cropped this to use as my header.|
Star chestnut trees overhanging our campsite created a perfect picture frame for these shots.
|Same scene shot using 'Sunset' Setting.|
|I have cropped this for my blog background, |
rather liking the skeleton effect against the blazing background.
I turned into bed early, determined to be up well before dawn. I was hoping the morning display would be as good. Check back in to see if I was disappointed.
All photos are as my camera recorded them and not enhanced. Sunset setting does tend to enhance the yellows and reds.
And friends, if you enjoyed these photos, please hit that Share/Submit gadget just below, and spread this post around so others can join me in my journeys!