Set it thrice. Aim it twice. Fire it once.

Atop K.I.C.C – Chapter 2: Landmarks & Lights

Hello folk!

As I had promised, Chapter 2 wasn’t too far away.

For the avid followers of the blog, Chapter 1 was about my induction (ahem..scratch that, Initiation) to shooting from a really lofty height. Went well and the post I’ll admit was more of a trial & error. The thing with HDR  imaging is that it brings such a richness of tone that if not careful, they overwhelm the picture. In chapter 1, I was more of groping around trying to feel this and that, and by bracketing (merging) up to 6 images.

Chapter 2 is more about appreciating the Structures that have stood the test of time and we fondly use them as landmarks, be it in meeting that loose date, your cousin from Ocha (upcountry), or simply as a reference point as you lie on your mobile phone on where you actually aren’t.

This chapter is also basically about appreciating how the city looks from a vantage bird’s eye view at night. i have this fascination about lights to be honest, because they simply bring the city to life. Life even when the city is supposedly resting.

So i used fewer images (3-4) and concentrated on the structures even as I still struggle with refining my tone-mapping skills.

So without much ado, Ladies & Gents, here is Chapter 2.


End of Chapter 2.


Chapter 3 you ask? You’ve gotta be kiddin’ me! Tame yourselves!

Anyway Chapter 3 will be when I hike back I now, being a fully-fledged member of the photo frat, induct a newbie 🙂

Hope ya’ll have enjoyed. Keep it locked. Blessed week.






11 responses

  1. I liked chapter 2. Keep them coming!

    December 6, 2010 at 18:29

  2. Njeri

    oh this is so cute! I like esp. the 4th i want as my screen saver…

    December 6, 2010 at 18:39

  3. Nonnie

    The sky in the 3rd shot look interesting…

    December 6, 2010 at 18:48

  4. stevekitots

    i love the last two images 🙂 great stuff!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 22:47

  5. Natacha

    I love johnny walker pic and the 3rd one they look wow

    December 7, 2010 at 08:46

  6. This is AMAZING stuff. At the risk of sounding like the proverbial blonde, I will say I love the 3D effect HDR gives the photos. Kudos brah. 🙂

    December 7, 2010 at 08:52

  7. Alala! That photo #1 kwanza…imenimada mbaya.
    Good job bro, natulenge juu ka Starehe

    December 7, 2010 at 09:31

  8. Awesome I like the last 2

    December 7, 2010 at 10:15

  9. The 3rd and last pic = dopeness

    December 7, 2010 at 11:09

  10. Thank you all for the appreciation. I’m greatly humbled. Keep it locked.

    December 8, 2010 at 15:53

  11. I can see progress, Kazi safi mzeiya!. sa bado panoramas.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:22

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