Joerg Bonner looking at mountains and a huge lenticular cloud.

2013… B-Sides and Snapshots

31st of December. Top-Of and Best-Of lists all over the social webs – you’ve probably seen enough of these. Still, this is the time to look back at the past year and so I thought I’d tell the story of my year with the help of a few shots…

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Timeless Blue

A few days ago I stumbled upon this shot that I had initially started processing but then forgot about. I remember liking the shot a lot, but due to extensive noise I didn't really bother. The noise came from a hot sensor (high temperatures, extended use of live view mode and long exposure) and looked much like what I had to deal with in "A Desert's Sky".

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A group of lions resting in Etosha National Park

Calm Before the Storm

After all these posts with a landscape tag I think it's about time for a little change. It's not all about mountains, streams and coastlines - so here we go: here's a wildlife image from just little over a year ago.

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Colourful sunrise over geometric tidepool formations on the coast of South Africa

Perpendicular Dream

Today, after my last post's visit to Iceland's icy and well-known shores (check out: "Beached Jewel") I'm going to take you to one of South Africa's secluded gems. Hidden away and well protected by a long and bumpy dirt road lies a unique…

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Tableview

I don't do black & white conversions very often. It's not that I don't like working in monochrome. I rather think that creating a truly shining b&w image is way harder than working in colour. All possible flaws become far more prominent when you reduce a photograph to it's minimum: contrast and texture.

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Startrails over desert scene in Namibia

A Desert’s Sky

In addition to lots of positive feedback (thank you all for your comments!) my image "A Desert's Sky" has also raised lots of questions all around the web. How did you do it? Which settings did you use? What equipment? Here's a little…

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Male lion in morning light.

Morning Stroll

We were excited when we jumped into the car at Halali Rest Camp a few minutes before sunrise. It was our second morning in Etosha National Park and we had big hopes. “If you want to see the predators, you have to be out there around…

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Young lions in soft morning light

Back from Africa

We have just returned from a six week trip to Namibia and South Africa. It feels good being home after driving 11.500km and hardly ever spending two nights at the same place. But still we are almost ready to leave again – this time to…

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