Tanzania & Kenya - Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Tanzania & Kenya Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Tanzania & Kenya by Michal Huniewicz

In this gallery, a bunch of photos from two separate trips, one to Kenya (September 2013), one to Tanzania (December 2013). I did mess around a bit with processing - once again, there will be quite a lot of black and white shots.

(Check out my short introduction to Kenya in gallery part 1 if you haven't yet.)

Uploaded on: 2014-02-15.

Moshi, Tanzania

Maryann

Maryann
This is my friend Maryann, whom I met on the plane from Lodwar (the one invited to the cockpit by the pilot).
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/160s.

Palm trees

Palm trees
Kenyan landscape from the Lunatic Express, as we were getting nearer the coast and the Indian Ocean.
ISO 200, 82mm, f/14, 1/250s.

Market in Mombasa

Market in Mombasa
Mombasa is an old city on the coast of Kenya, and feels very much like Brynnlaw (the fictional pirate city from the game Baldur's Gate II).
ISO 200, 70mm, f/5.0, 1/640s.

Mosque

Mosque
Due to Arab/Persian conquest of the coast of Kenya, there are plenty of Muslims there to this day, and therefore quite a few mosques.
ISO 200, 62mm, f/4.8, 1/2500s.

Matatu

Matatu
The preferred local means of transport are matatus - once dangerous, now with more strict requirements around safety. The front seat is still called the death seat anyway, and they allow too many people in. The man on the left is the one collecting money for the ride.
ISO 200, 11mm, f/2.8, 1/100s.

Tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuk
Or you can take a tuk-tuk. In the mirror on the left - Miss Grumpy my friend Dorota, in the right one, my friend Ellen.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/8.0, 1/250s.

Child

Child
A child in Mombasa.
ISO 200, 40mm, f/4.5, 1/1250s.

Quranic school

Quranic school
This is a boy in a Quranic school - there were no girls there. The classroom was in the same building as the mosque, which apparently is one of two mosques in the world with two Qiblas, the other one being in Medina. The teacher, presumably the imam, was kind enough to show us around (the mosque was locked), and did not ask for any money.
ISO 640, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/80s.

Mombasa kids

Mombasa kids
Some kids in Mombasa, in a poor neighbourhood.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/400s.

Skeleton in Fort Jesus

Skeleton in Fort Jesus
A skeleton in Fort Jesus, Mombasa. I like skeletons.
ISO 360, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/80s.

Maureen

Maureen
My friend Maureen.
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/60s.

Bike safari

Bike safari
Zebras; shot (as in - photographed) during our bike safari.
ISO 200, 112mm, f/5.3, 1/500s.

Zebra

Zebra
Zebra close-up.
ISO 200, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/400s.

Mount Longonot

Mount Longonot
The crater of Mount Longonot.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/5.0, 1/1250s.

Buffaloes

Buffaloes
Buffaloes in Maasai Mara.
ISO 1250, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/400s.

Hunting lioness

Hunting lioness
Lioness considering hunting, while the giraffes are cautiously mixing with the tourist vans.
ISO 200, 35mm, f/4.2, 1/800s.

Sleeping with the enemy

Sleeping with the enemy
A tired lioness with her prey. We waited a bit for her to open the zebra, but it didn't happen soon enough, and we left. She looked completely exhausted.
ISO 200, 200mm, f/10, 1/400s.

Shhh

Shhh
Wildebeests unaware of the cheetahs.
ISO 200, 70mm, f/10, 1/500s.

Across the river

Across the river
Zebras after crossing the river.
ISO 200, 31mm, f/10, 1/500s.

Crocodile

Crocodile
Sleeping (?) crocodile.
ISO 200, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/500s.

What is this creature?

What is this creature?
Only later did we realise that it was three giraffes, and not one strange creature.
ISO 200, 112mm, f/9.0, 1/500s.

Meet the mzungu

Meet the mzungu
Maasai kids.
ISO 200, 38mm, f/4.2, 1/500s.

Cattle market

Cattle market
Maasai cattle market, just before I was chased away.
ISO 200, 70mm, f/5.0, 1/500s.

On the road

On the road
Business by the road.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/1250s.

Rhino Cement

Rhino Cement
Kid playing with a tyre.
ISO 280, 46mm, f/4.5, 1/1250s.

Library for Muslim women

Library for Muslim women
The female-only (I had to sneak in) reading section of a larger library in a mosque in Nairobi.
ISO 1800, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/80s.

Christian women

Christian women
Christian women after a mass. I had to guilt the guard into letting me in ("Well, in my country, you are welcome in any temple!").
ISO 3200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/30s.

In the gym

In the gym
Gym.
ISO 3200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/5s.

Kids in a Maasai village

Kids in a Maasai village
Kids in a Maasai village.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/250s.

Milking goats

Milking goats
The boy is probably wearing a uniform of a missionary school.
ISO 320, 27mm, f/4.0, 1/80s.

Maasai kids

Maasai kids
More Maasai kids.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/10, 1/200s.

Lodwar

Lodwar
The Lodwar airport welcoming visitors with remnants of a plane crash.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/800s.

Older woman

Older woman
Old woman in Lodwar.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/11, 1/250s.

Turkana village

Turkana village
A village off the main road in Turkana.
ISO 200, 200mm, f/7.1, 1/1000s.

Turkana people

Turkana people
Some Turkana people still live like they did thousands of years ago. They were quite surprised to see us.
ISO 200, 35mm, f/16, 1/200s.

Kalakol

Kalakol
The town of Kalakol.
ISO 200, 34mm, f/8.0, 1/1000s.

Near Lake Turkana

Near Lake Turkana
Men building a boat, near lake Turkana.
ISO 200, 62mm, f/7.1, 1/1250s.

In Kibera

In Kibera
Back to Nairobi. A friendly man in Kibera.
ISO 200, 36mm, f/7.1, 1/200s.

School kids

School kids
School kids of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy.
ISO 640, 11mm, f/2.8, 1/80s.

Street in Kibera

Street in Kibera
A typical street in Kibera, full of small businesses.
ISO 200, 40mm, f/11, 1/200s.

Children of Kibera

Children of Kibera
Kids who showed up to welcome us. Abdul Kassim, community leader, on the left.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/2000s.

Amazed by my ring flash

Amazed by my ring flash
Here's a boy checking out my ring flash - quick photo from the hip.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/10, 1/250s.

The man who kissed me

The man who kissed me
This guy embraced me and kissed me on the face, after he failed to do the same thing to my friend, who ran away. Also, he broke my ring flash.
ISO 200, 24mm, f/14, 1/250s.

Hairdresser

Hairdresser
A pretty girl getting her hair done.
ISO 200, 28mm, f/4.0, 1/100s.

Selling tickets

Selling tickets
People selling tickets near Nairobi Rail Station.
ISO 200, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/800s.

Kufiya

Kufiya
My kufiya found its way into another shot.
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/250s.

Maryann #2

Maryann #2
My friend Maryann.
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/200s.

Maryann #3

Maryann #3
Maryann.
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/200s.

Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro
And this is Kilimanjaro. 5,895 m tall, the highest mountain on Africa.
ISO 200, 35mm, f/4.2, 1/640s.

Path to Kilimanjaro

Path to Kilimanjaro
There's a couple hour-long trek you can take without having to go to the way all the top (that takes days).
ISO 200, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/250s.

Rainforest

Rainforest
It's quite scenic. Most tourists are German, so you will be greeted with a loud "Guten tag!" every so often.
ISO 1000, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/80s.

Looking up

Looking up
A tree in the rainforest.
ISO 200, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/500s.

Moss

Moss
The lighting conditions are quite challenging - my ISO had to be rather high.
ISO 1100, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/80s.

Tree

Tree
Here's a nice tree on the way.
ISO 200, 24mm, f/3.8, 1/250s.

Thick!

Thick!
You have to be glad there's a path you can take.
ISO 2000, 18mm, f/4.5, 1/80s.

Monkey

Monkey
Monkeys can be spotted.
ISO 2000, 170mm, f/5.6, 1/200s.

The path

The path
The path continues.
ISO 720, 62mm, f/4.8, 1/80s.

The path - alternative

The path - alternative
Processed differently.
ISO 720, 62mm, f/4.8, 1/80s.

Maryann #4

Maryann #4
And here's Maryann, again.
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/200s.

Maryann #5

Maryann #5
Maryann.
ISO 200, 82mm, f/5.0, 1/100s.

Maryann #6

Maryann #6
Maryann.
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/200s.

Maryann #7

Maryann #7
Thanks for watching the gallery!
ISO 200, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/80s.