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“Which way shall we go?”

A giraffes family, photographed in Nairobi National park – Kenya, 1992
Layered with textures by French Kiss Textures

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“Which way shall we go?”

A family of giraffes, photographed in the grasslands of the African savannah, Nairobi National Park, Kenya, almost 20 years ago. I remember the giraffes were grazing not too far from the road, as we were approaching them with the jeep, trying to make photographs. The driver stopped on a safe distance and stayed on the dust road, but seemingly they got a little disturbed anyway, and tried to decide whether or not – and then, ‘which way’ – to move on… We helped them out and moved on ourselves ;)

I found the print in one of my old albums, and thought it was such a pity to let it faint there, so decided to make a scan. But of course, on the scan, the scratches and marks of the ‘ages’ still are visible, so the work really asked for some vintage treatment… The FrenchKiss textures were exactly what I looking for, to ‘restore’ this lovely memory image… :)

Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax ME super camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Scanned from an old print. Edited and layered with textures in Photoshop 7.0

Credits : textures by French Kiss Textures
Thank you!

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Color me a rainbow (Jan. 17, 2011)

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Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago


  • – steppeland

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture superb.

  • Aww, thanks a lot, Julie, for the great compliment!

    – steppeland

  • Aj Finan
    Aj Finanabout 3 years ago

    Love this, the textures really suit it :)

  • To say the least, AJ, the photo was so old and the scan showed so many scratches and dust, that it really needed this vintage textures treatment… ;) This way, it can be preserved as a beautiful, sweet memory… Thanks a lot, fro the kind comment!

    – steppeland

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 3 years ago

    Terrific capture and work!!

  • Thank you so much, my friend, happy you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    11 January 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thanks, Konstantinos!

    – steppeland

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 3 years ago


    Congratulations from your hosts at Color Me A Rainbow!

    Please go Here and immediately enter your image into the Textured Images Challenge and good luck! Dee

  • Wow, another feature! Big thanks, Diane, it’s so much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured! Love the texture,sort of misty and gives a great mood to the lovely image.

  • Aww, thanks, my friend! I’m glad you like it and appreciate the kind comment!

    – steppeland

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 3 years ago

    love giraffes, love this

  • Thanks a lot, Tory !

    – steppeland

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful composition on the giraffes with the trees. Best regards :)

  • Thank you so much, Yannik!

    – steppeland

  • foppe47
    foppe47almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • Thanks a lot, Foppe!

    – steppeland

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