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Highly Commended in International Color Awards - Photography Masters Cup 2014

[6th May, 2014] I am delighted to let you know that my photograph titled "Maasai boy" has been Highly Commended in International Color Awards - Photography Masters Cup 2014! This year the contest received 7,400 entries from totally 79 different countries worldwide, were my image won a Honorable Mention in the Silhouette category.

Of course when going on safari in the African bush and highlands my main goal always is nature and wildlife photography, and I can tell for sure that not a second use to be spoiled... But sometimes on the way photographing people also can be interesting and great fun. This young Maasai boy I saw outside a small village named Talek on the outskirts of Maasai Mara. The setting is not arranged, he was just stopping up for a few seconds waiting for another guy, maybe his brother, when I got aware of him. Usually one does not photograph people with a 600mm, but this photograph is created with such a long telephoto lens. The picture is taken right after sunset and what I like the most, besides the boy´s natural posing and the calmness in the situation, is the silhouette effect that simplify and emphasize the subject´s uniqueness and strength.

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Maasai boy in silhouette photographed outside Talek village in Maasai Mara, Kenya.
Highly Commended photograph in International Color Awards - Photography Masters Cup 2014.

Nikon D4, Nikkor 600/4 VR, 1/800 sec at f/5.6. -1/3 EV, ISO 320.