Hybrid Solar Eclipse and Maasai Warrior

  • Photographer
    Eugen Kamenew
  • Prize
    1st Place / Nature/Astrophotography
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Tang Jiongming The composition of the picture is seamless, and the works are as magical as the characters. This moment records the natural beauty and the artist's pursuit for art.

  • Company/Studio
    Kamenew Photography
  • Date of Photograph
    3. November 2013
  • Technical Info
    Aperture f/16, shutter speed 1/800 seconds, sensitivity 400 iso, full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This photograph is my tribute to Geoffrey Lowa. He was a friend that I never met in person. He was planning to be my host, driver and my photo model for a hybrid solar eclipse in Kenya on 3 November 2013. On 8 October 2013 he sent me his last message via Fecabook: "Turkana should be blessed... it`s the cradle of mankind... and now we have a hybrid solar eclipse...". Sadly he was killed just one week before I arrived. His friend Peter Nakua who has tried to save his life, is standing on a hill during 11 seconds totality. The life of a human being is fragile and on astronomical scale to shot.

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