Donations 4Africa

August 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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www.4africa.info

As co-founder of our new and exciting "4Africa" NGO in Kenya, we are seeking donations to fund our third project... 2 new classrooms for Tankini Primary School.
As a photographer, and driven by a vision to seek new and exciting ways to fund-raise for these projects, I am delighted to offer a selection of my best Kenya images here. I have arranged a new supplier who will produce these high quality products to maximise the profits... ALL OF WHICH WILL GO TO 4AFRICA PROJECT 3.

I stress, I am not making any money from these. We take the cost of printing and postage (free in Ireland) and donate 100% of that to the materials required for 2 Primary School Classrooms:

 

Dusty-Road-Kenya-2Dusty-Road-Kenya-2You know you are passionate about landscape photography when on a game-drive you find yourself using a wide-angle lens! But thankfully it paid off, as I have some of my favourite (and most popular!) Africa landscapes from on safari (when everyone else was photographing animals!) I never tire of seeing the endless orange dusty roads heading to infinity across the savannah of East Africa. Elephant-Herd-TsavoElephant-Herd-TsavoAn Elephant herd makes the long journey to the watering hole. Water is scarcer than usual this summer. Its hot today under the African Sun, and nothing looks more refreshing than the water ahead.
I was watching the herds arrival from a near by hide, although this offered very close views of the watering hole, I was more interesting in capturing the animals against the vast backdrop of the Kenyan environment. I wanted this shot to capture the animals journey, and to try and sum up the entire scene in one colour.
Giraffe-ZebraGiraffe-ZebraTwo Zebra follow two Giraffe into the sunset through the dust, on a late afternoon game drive in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Kilimanjaro-Tree-ReflectionKilimanjaro-Tree-ReflectionVoyager Lodge
Zuwani Estate
Tsavo West National Park
Kenya
This is easily one of my top locations in Kenya, and one location that I have revisited over ten times. Each time I have photographed this same scene, from various positions and compositions. The foreground is a watering hole, full of Crocodiles and Hippos. In the back drop, standing proud, is Mt Kilimanjaro. Easily my favourite sunset in Southern Kenya.
This shot was on about my eigth visit to this location. For once I actually had my tripod with me. Captured with a 15 sec exposure and a ND4 Grad Filter.
Dusty-Road-Kenya-3Dusty-Road-Kenya-3You know you are passionate about landscape photography when on a game-drive you find yourself using a wide-angle lens! But thankfully it paid off, as I have some of my favourite (and most popular!) Africa landscapes from on safari (when everyone else was photographing animals!) I never tire of seeing the endless orange dusty roads heading to infinity across the savannah of East Africa. Jungle-LookoutJungle-LookoutLirhanda Hill
Kakamega Forest Reserve
Western Kenya

Camping and hiking in the truely incredible Kakamega Forest of Western Kenya. This habitat once dominated the lands through the region, but since the settlement of Tea Plantations, this is mostly all that remains. Our trip produced sightings of Blue Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Black and White Colobus and Vervet Monkeys. But what blew me away most was the vivid greens and blues of this stunning eco-system.
A full days hike brought us up out of the canopy and up Lirhanda Hill. This was the view...
Maasai-HandsMaasai-HandsThis really was one of those rare, exclusive and most magical of moments you are lucky enough to come across as a traveller and photographer. Kasaine Lepolosi (close to Zuwani estate, Taveta district, Kenya) was a Maasai community rarely (if ever) visited by white people. Tourism was a complete new idea for them, and as a staff leader for GVI (Global Vision International) I was co-leading a group of western students to help educate and train these mighty warriors in alternative livelihoods and sustainable development. After 2 weeks of building respect, trust, raport and relationships I was able to photograph these pure and genuine scenes of Maasai village life. Memories for life. Voyager-ReflectionsVoyager-ReflectionsVoyager Lodge
Zuwani Estate
Tsavo West National Park
Kenya
This is easily one of my top locations in Kenya, and one location that I have revisited over ten times. Each time I have photographed this same scene, from various positions and compositions. The foreground is a watering hole, full of Crocodiles and Hippos. In the back drop, standing proud, is Mt Kilimanjaro. Easily my favourite sunset in Southern Kenya.
This shot was on about my eigth visit to this location. For once I actually had my tripod with me. Captured with a 15 sec exposure and a ND4 Grad Filter.
Elephant-Herd-SilhouetteElephant-Herd-SilhouetteAfrican Elephant
Loxodonta africana
Tsavo East National Park
Kenya

Late afternoon in Tsavo East National Park, the remaining light is dwindling and the animals are returning to their chosen watering hole before it gets dark. I wait and watch for hours in one of the hides, with a telescopic lens. After some great close up shots I spot a herd travelling on the horizon. I adjust positions to plan the shot in clear view, and wait for the mother and her young to walk into view. The light isnt amazing, so I try for a silhouette. I meter on the sky, lock the exposure and focus on the mother. I converted the image to black and white after wards and adjusted the levels to burn out the mid ground a little. I love the contrast of the image, and that incredible sight of Elephants on the horizon.
Voyager-Reflections-2Voyager-Reflections-2Voyager Lodge
Zuwani Estate
Tsavo West National Park
Kenya
This is easily one of my top locations in Kenya, and one location that I have revisited over ten times. Each time I have photographed this same scene, from various positions and compositions. The foreground is a watering hole, full of Crocodiles and Hippos. In the back drop, standing proud, is Mt Kilimanjaro. Easily my favourite sunset in Southern Kenya.
This shot was on about my eigth visit to this location. For once I actually had my tripod with me. Captured with a 15 sec exposure and a ND4 Grad Filter.
Zebra-Black-and-WhiteZebra-Black-and-WhitePlains Zebra
Equus burchellii

Tsavo West National Park
Kenya

I stopped and observed this herd of Zebra for quite a while in Tsavo West. With patience, they came closer. I wanted to capture the amazing patterns and contrast in their stripes, and decided to use the benefit of the telescopic lens for this. Post processing I tried it as a black and white, and found that it adding an extra edge which captured the beauty of this unique animal.


Where it goes:
 

  • Smart Phone Wallpaper = 1x Bag of Cement
  • 30x20cm Canvas = 3x Bags of Cement
  • 60x40cm Canvas = 1x Desk + 100x Building Blocks
  • 16x12" Framed Print = 200x Building Blocks
  • 20x16" Framed Print = 4x Bags of Cement



Project ThreeProject Three

About 4Africa:


The aim of this Non-Profit Organization is to provide critical infrastructure to rural communities in this harsh region of Kenya. Critical infrastructure comprises schools, water access points, medical facilities and facilities to improve access to food. Research is currently being undertaken in the Taveta area to determine which facilities exist, in which community and what the priorities are for the communities in this region. This research will highlight those facilities required to improve access to basic human needs such as water, food, medical care and education. We will then endeavor to fulfill these community requirements through fundraising, field work and capacity building programs. “4frica” is a temporary name which we will operate under for the foreseeable future until an official name is set. You can read more about who we are here.

 

Donation Shop:

At 4africa.info we are passionate about getting our donors and sponsors as involved as possible. From the very beginning we want to set up and develop a transparent NGO that sees 100% of your personal donation go direct into the field project. No cuts for fees, admin or salaries. But more than that, we want to be able to reflect exactly where your money goes and more importantly… how far it goes.

 

So to try and convey this we have built a “Donation Shop”. By taking the project budget and itemising items that are appropriate for personal donations. Every item online is set to “sell out” when we have reached the required quantity. The money then raised for such items will be set-aside for just that. Now, if you donate $30 then we can't show you the exact bag of cement that you “bought” but we can guarantee that out of the 200 bags that we require you supplied 3!!

The shop is designed to reflect a range of donations, and all are key materials vitally needed to provide the “building blocks”… literally… for the project.

Donation-ShopDonation-Shop

Check out our last project... the construction of 2 classrooms to start a Primary School in Kenya...

 

4Africa - Project 2 from 4frica on Vimeo.

For more information about 4Africa, please visit: www.4africa.info

To view my images available for sale (to form part of a donation to project three) see: www.andyferrington.photography/4africa

 

Thank you for your support.


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