Oppytop's African Posts

Continuing my abstract postings of Afrique. Maybe I should call it photo restoration. These images were taken in 1974 on my first Sahara crossing. The images…

My friend and I left for our around the world trip when I was 19 yrs old. For years my old slide transparencies sat in their Kodak trays rarely seeing the light…

I used a Minolta 35mm with Kodachrome slide transparency film. The images were then transferred to digital using a slide to digital transfer system I made.…

The photo seen here was taken years ago while I was traveling in Tanzania. The image is a DikDik- taken with a 35mm Minolta SLR using Ektachrome transparency…

Is a photograph judged by its clarity, framing, balance or color? Can you guess when this photo was taken? I will give you a hint- it was taken with a 35mm…

Children are wonderfully the same all around the world. These happy fun loving children were indifferent to the abject poverty they lived in. The children of…

Artfully repainted in pastel digital charcoal. Silence is best when viewing this work allowing for the mind to only imagine.

It was near sunset and the dust was thick making the skies red when I caught this photo. This young Fulani male was the winner of a grueling race across the…

Taken at a distance of 5 meters, this satisfied female lioness lay in the summer sun nonchalant to my presence. I took the image while at the crater bottom of…

This image was captured as the sun was setting over Lake Malawi. I didnt have sophisticated camera equipment so the image was deeply silhouetted. I changed the…

I took this image on a rainy day in Northern Kenya. Take note of the hand carved stool the tribesman is sitting on- I traded him my umbrella for the stool that…

A rescue photo that needed some outside work. I took this photo while traveling through Fes Morocco. The image was taken in low light resulting in too much…

I captured this noon time image of south African dock workers during their lunch break near Durban Natal. I used the "brides browning contrast" theme of my…

This original image was taken in Northern Niger during a classical mating festival of the nomadic Fulani. Repainted in digital "Ella" format
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