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Weekly Photo Challenge: Between


I have once again taken the easy way out on this challenge.  My photo is of the time between day and night.  Its that awesome time of day when details get muted and there is a feeling of mystery as nighttime arrives.  For a photographer, the challenge is to catch that remaining light of day while using the oncoming darkness to enhance the feeling of the scene.  One of the ways to capture this transition is the use of silhouettes against the fading light.  This photo was taken in the Northern Serengeti as we were rushing back to camp as we had to be out of the park by “sundown”.  I saw this giraffe framed against the color of the sunset and asked our guide to stop just long enough to catch this quick shot.  I hope this captures the transition between day and night and also the serenity of the evening in an incredible environment.

Giraffe wandering between night and day

Giraffe wandering between night and day

33 responses

  1. Amy

    Gorgeous view! Perfect take on.

    June 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

  2. KG

    A lovely photograph.

    June 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

    • Thanks KG – I was lucky enough to capture a lovely night.

      July 5, 2014 at 11:35 am

  3. Wonderful picture…!

    June 20, 2014 at 10:08 am

    • Pseudomonaz – Thank you. I envy you being in India!

      June 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      • Have you ever been to India?

        June 27, 2014 at 11:14 am

      • We went to India a little over a year ago. We REALLY enjoyed our trip there – we spent about half the time at National Parks photographing wildlife and the other half visiting cultural areas. We can’t wait to go again.

        June 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

      • The next time you are here, do visit my hometown. It’s a beautiful hill station. You would really enjoy the wonderful surroundings. Do have a look:
        http://pseudomonaz.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/home/

        June 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

  4. beautiful shot

    June 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

  5. The silhouette of that giraffe is beautiful!

    June 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    • Thanks Esmee – it was a beautiful evening from start to finish!

      June 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

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  7. Nice backdrop.

    June 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    • Maureen – it was just the right mixture of clouds and sunset light

      June 26, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      • 🙂

        June 27, 2014 at 4:38 am

  8. Simply glorious!!!!

    June 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    • Wise Monkeys – Don’t put off visiting Africa – you will love it! Keep your eyes on the road…..

      June 26, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  9. Gorgeous

    June 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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  11. Beautiful!

    June 20, 2014 at 4:54 pm

  12. The photo alone is remarkable. Along with your words “between day and night”, it is a beautiful interpretation.

    June 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    • Thanks Marso – It was a lovely transition

      June 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

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  14. This is just beautiful Scott. Stunning silhouette scene! 🙂

    June 21, 2014 at 6:37 am

    • Amanda – I don’t normally take many silhouette photos but I’m glad I didn’t miss this one!

      June 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

  15. Perfect!

    June 23, 2014 at 7:39 am

    • Thanks AnnChristine – it was indeed a perfect moment and lucky timing by us!

      June 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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  17. A fabulous image, love the contrasts.

    June 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

    • GlasgowMango – it was a lucky shot in transit but I love it

      June 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm

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