These amazing falls are so difficult to photograph! Anyone who’s been there will recall how you end up drenched by the time you get out because of all the spray. I decided for this shot to step a bit further back and create a framed silhouette with the trees and fence, and tried to stay dry enough to take the shot. This is taken from the the Zimbabwe side of the Falls.

I suffer from a severe case of view finder syndrome! Everywhere I look I mentally frame images and imagine what angle and settings I would use to capture the mood and lighting just right.

My portfolio therefore covers a range of different subject matter and techniques as I am constantly pushing myself to try new and different things.

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    8 April 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Dan MacKenzie
    Dan MacKenzieover 2 years ago

    LOL….good thing you were there at the falls low point! Really like b&w here Emma.

  • Yes! I know ;) I hate to think if I’d been there in the rainy season!

    – Emma Gilette

  • moyo
    moyoover 2 years ago

    i love the dark silhouetted foreground. a trick that the old masters of copper engravings applied to achieve more depth. this reminds me of their work.

  • Thank you. I really appreciate the feedback. I like the silhouette too!

    – Emma Gilette

  • mellychan
    mellychanover 2 years ago

    fabulous! i love the black and white. when we were there in april there was no getting a shot like this – it was like a torrential downpour!

  • hehehe. I know exactly what you mean! I now understand why most of the “postcard” shots are taken from the air!

    – Emma Gilette

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