'This is the right title for this congested scene around a watering hole in Savute, Botswana. I needed a vista that could offer depth and the bank here was perfect.; Finding the location was key to a concept that had been on my "mood board" for some time.
There is a timeless authority to the photograph and monochrome lends to that authority. We had a preconceived notion of what we wanted and it was not far; off this image, though I never expected giraffes to play a part.; The first trip we failed because the location was quiet and so I came all the way back - from Brazil - to try again. The key was for the elephants to come when; there was enough light for meaningful depth of field, but not so stark a light that facial shadows impinged on the quality of the narrative.; So 11 o'clock was a good time. It is never going to happen much before then as it takes time to warm up in Savute in August and elephants - like humans -; bathe and drink when it is hot, not cold. The light at 11 am is much kinder than the hottest period of the day - around 3.30 - 4 pm.; I was as close as I could be without altering behaviour and the 58mm was the perfect lens - at F11 or F16 it allowed for pin sharp focus in the lead bull, but; also crucially for the elephants and giraffes way in the distance to be in the focal field.;
This photograph plays homage to the romanticist's Africa.'

Standard Framed 40' x 80' Edition of 12 with 3 Artist Proofs

Additional size: Large Framed 52' x 112

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