Today, I Celebrate…

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Show great respect for your fellow beings.

-Native Amreican Commandment #3-

 

Story behind the image…

Masai Mara, Kenya where lions rule.  We found this lone male late one afternoon and pulled over to let him pass.  He never deviated from his path as he came closer and closer looking right into our lenses and then he passed by pausing a little ways off to call for his brother with a deep, gutteral, bone rattling roar that was soon answered off in the distance.  He cocked his head gave one last call and headed in that direction while we headed back to camp.

Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f4 VR ISO 800 (low light conditions and a moving subject), f5.6 @ 1/180 sec  I wanted to give the image what I consider to be the Ernest Hemmigway treatment (what I think images made during Ernest Hemingway’s time would look like today) so I processed the image in Photoshop using NIK Silver Efex Pro 2.0 Antique Plate and tweaking the sliders to achieve the look I was after.