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

Magadi | In Pursuit Of A Sunset

How’dy do folklore!

It’s been ages up in here before I posted something so I beseech thee by the mercies that be to bear with me. It’s been a bit topsy-turvy on my end but I am glad to report that caressing my camera, the feel of it, has not become numb on me.

On to matters forward. Last week I had the privilege of being reunited with my fellow photographers frat – aptly dubbed OneTouch, because with single clicks of their shutters, beauty abounds.  As old and new faces met, the wolf-pack (howl here if you’ve watched ‘The Hangover’) of 17 photographers met at an ungodly hour at the first stop, the public viewpoint at Uhuru Park. Pleasantries were quickly traded as apparatus was quickly assembled, as anticipation of the glorious sunrise neared fever-pitch. And OH! What a glorious sunrise it was!

Next stop was Ngong’, at the Kengen Windmills Power Station. A great landscape unfolded before our eyes as we beheld the beauty of Nairobi. A few pictures and a chilly breeze up our spines later, hunger struck. Hell hath no fury than a starved. 35 chapatis, 17 cups of tea/coffee  and a happy cook later, smiles and a hint of normalcy resumed.

The entourage of 4 landrover defenders [ *ahem*, *cough* *cough* *splatter*?] soon departed Ngong’ town and snaked their way to our final destination, Magadi, with a pit stop at Kona Baridi. In between, our anxiety was sky high as we raced against time on a semblance of a road – incurring minor hiccups, as one landrover defender almost lost its brake pad, while another rammed into the side of a donkey and subsequently killing a bird, which was quickly packed and prepared for dinner by the perpetrator.

Nonetheless, it was a glorious sunset to behold and the following images, I hope, prove to be a testament of the #oneTouchlive roadtrip – Magadi edition.

Side Note: I was mainly shooting with an add-on Opteka 0.2x fish-eye lens to get the larger than life feel, which subsequently gives off the curvatures and skews (and a blurry vignette on the edges of the pics).


Wolf-pack Credits (feat. 3 vixens) :

@dipwiz, @mwarv, @joemakeni, @jaydabliu, @truthslinger, @SteveKitots, @paulobuna, @profkatts, @sirnare, @Nyingez, @skubi, @kevjapicha, @AmungaTheGreat, @MemyKenya, @SunnyLikeNjeri, @NKatetei and lastly myself, @shaydest

Kindly follow these fine ladies and gents for a wider scope of #oneTouchlive travels, via their personal blogs/websites,  instagram feeds and twitter with the hash-tags to look out for being #oneTouchlive and #ShootingKenya

Thanks and God bless.

~El Fin~


13 responses

  1. Love the fourth pic of the Nairobi sunrise because of the way the sun creates shadows on the grass. Where did you get the sun from in the second-last pic?

    September 10, 2012 at 11:00

    • I borrowed the app from JW..hahahaha!! Thanks Sharp Shooter, can’t wait to see what you got.

      September 10, 2012 at 12:07

  2. This is a real deal….keep up the good work n count me in nxt one…

    September 10, 2012 at 11:07

    • Coolio mate! Next time keep your ear on the ground and gear up!

      September 10, 2012 at 12:08

  3. Reblogged this on milkybutterfingerflurry and commented:
    I Want To Be A Professional Photographer 🙂

    September 10, 2012 at 11:11

    • Thanks for the re-blog and follow! Much appreciated. We are still all students of the trade 🙂

      September 10, 2012 at 12:08

  4. bubblynjeri


    September 10, 2012 at 11:33

  5. Awesome. The Chromatic abberation adds a nice touch to the fish-eye effect.My favourite would be the second picture of the mills.really cool.

    September 10, 2012 at 12:01

    • Thanks Sir! Looking forward to see what you captured too!

      September 10, 2012 at 12:09

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