"10 on 10" ...May 2017, some of this and some of that...

on 10 mai 2017

Hello and welcome back,

I am so happy to be with you again, showing you what I have been up to lately, to be honest.

Out of the forest this beautiful girl came, in her Norwegian bunad (a national costume). With her hair blowing in the wind she looked like a fairy princess and her horse, so strong. On her way to adulthood, on her way. Just breaking out of childhood, on her way, on her way.

 

The love and connection between these two was fabulous. I am so happy that I got to be a part of it for a few moments.

And I am happy to be able to photograph her again, I am so happy her mother contacted me after a long time. I moved from Oslo and lost contact with a few of my friends there, but it feels great starting to know them again. Feels like it was just a moment ago we met, but almost 10 years have passed. I would love for some old friends to reach out, I would love to be able to photograph their children, that is the ultimate gift for me.

Good morning and welcome to South-Africa with me. I spent one week in the bush in the Eastern Cape. Walking around with the wild animals, photographing, relaxing, testing my inner peace and courage.

 

Watching this huge giraffe eating, interact with his herd and walking the earth makes me so humble. I think this is beginning to become one of my favorite animals to watch. With their huge body, and super tall neck they walk so gracious, and some how it always makes me think about dinosaurs. Listening to the sound of them makes it all so real.

I was so happy to see this Hippo - he had been away for a few months and just came the same afternoon as we arrived. I got a few photos from a distance, but wanted so badly to get closer. And the ranger on the lodge said it was possible to drive down to the river and have a look, so I joined him. When we came down the river bank was covered in huge thorn bushes, cactus, and other things that hurt to walk through. But we decided to go out of the car to see if we could get closer. I already knew that this animal is the most dangerous one in Africa, the one that kills more people than crocodiles and other predators. AND I knew that if he would attack us he could run like 40 km/h (24 mph) both in water and on land. So there is no way I would out run it. He had heard our car, and was already coming across the river to our side. And OMG it was huge, my hands were shaking so much that I was not able to get a picture. And when the Hippo opened his jaws, showing his teeth, shaking his ears, making a noise I have never imagined - I ran! I ran! Through the thorn bushes, the cactus, the mud, I ran! And when the ranger told me that the car was behind me - that I had ran too far, I could not make my body go back - back towards the Hippo, what if he came out of the river?? But I am glad I am stubborn, and have this great sense of will - because I took control over my legs, my shaking legs, and run towards the ranger and we found the car. Through it all I had started filming with my camera, there is total blackness, but the sound is great - so I can hear everything - and also what he told the others when we were safe back at the lodge. Still - I would love to go on a Hippo safari <3

And with this picture of the last sun rise over the lodge, for this time I thank you for reading my blog, watching my photos and hopefully you will come back for my next article.

If you are all the way down here now I will send you on your way to the next photographer in our blog circle. And I am so proud to present Chloe Lagier to you, hurry over to have a look at her story of the month.

 

Lots of Love, Trini

 

Comments (2)

  1. Kristina

I love the photos of beautiful girl and her horse. She is gorgeous and the connection with her four legged friend is so well captured in your photos. And how funny that we were both in South Africa this past month. We were in Cape Town and...

I love the photos of beautiful girl and her horse. She is gorgeous and the connection with her four legged friend is so well captured in your photos. And how funny that we were both in South Africa this past month. We were in Cape Town and then on a game reserve near Hoespruit. Where did you go for your safari? And I agree, the giraffes are so amazing to watch....what graceful creatures.

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  1. Trine Lise    Kristina

Thank you so much Kristina,

Yes, I was so surprised to see your pictures this time - from South-Africa :-) I love Africa. This time we were in the Eastern Cape, close to Grahamstown. I had to walk and stalk the animals this time, and spent lots...

Thank you so much Kristina,

Yes, I was so surprised to see your pictures this time - from South-Africa :-) I love Africa. This time we were in the Eastern Cape, close to Grahamstown. I had to walk and stalk the animals this time, and spent lots of time on my own in the forest. But my courage disappeared so I could not get too close to the animals, never knowing what would show up from the bushes :-D
Lots of love to you

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