Week 2 - Traditional Landscape

The week two challenge was shooting a landscape with a nice foreground and some sky. I thus took a trip to Limuru, Kenya. There I was able to visit the Kawamwaki farm. Quite an awesome view of the tea fields of Limuru await you. The Kawamwaki farm has a great nature trail where on can do bird watching or even have a picnic. They have horses on the farm so you can ride them for a fee charged hourly.

In case you need to flee the Nairobi madness I recommend it as one of the places to visit while in Limuru.

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Week 1 - Portrait: Self Portrait

Time to start the Dogwood 52 week photography challenge. Week 1's theme is Portrait: Self Portrait. Start things off right with a "selfie"! Explore the self timer setting on your camera.

This challenge was trickier than I thought. Shot this on a tripod and used the self-timer on my camera for a countdown. The challenging bit was getting the focus correct, so I switched to manual focus and focused on an object next to where I would be standing. Shot in RAW format and post processed in Canon's Digital Photo Professional software. C&C welcome.

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Hinata is here

After a long period of saving and researching I have finally got a DSLR camera. Although at heart I consider myself a Nikonite I ended up getting a Canon camera. A Canon 100D. I name her Hinata.

But wait a Canon 100D?

Yes, because it is small and light. But why? So I can always carry it with me around. But why? Because the best camera is the one that is with you.

So what now?

I hope to continue cultivating photography as a hobby, which means shoot, shoot, shoot. I will be posting a lot on Instagram and Flickr.

2017

For the coming year I would like to challenge myself by trying the 52 Week photography challenge by Dogwood Photography. So if you would like to follow my progress I will be posting here and on Instagram/Flickr weekly for the 52 weeks of the year.

If you would like to join me I would be happy to have some company as well as some comments & critique.

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