Edward Sigall

Camera: Nikon D5600

Lens: Nikkor 18-300 f/3.5-6.3(@44mm)

Aperture: f/4.5

Shutter speed: 1/200

ISO: 400

Description: Elephant close and facing the camera, backlight by the sun just beginning to rise

Story from behind the lens: I was able to position myself in what I felt would make an enticing composition. I initially thought of a B&W silhouette but then considered shooting it in such a way that I'd capture the colors to be later enhanced, avoiding any "blown out" highlights. The subject was cooperative and I kept checking and varying my exposure until I saw what I liked on the LCD screen.

Post production in Photoshop was rather simple consisting of enhancing colors and burning. I experienced that "a ha" moment rather quickly and it reminded me of reviewing proof sheets and finding that negative amongst many that "spoke" eloquently to me.

I see this image as illustrative of the incomparable beauty and wonder of Africa.