Two Rivers Mall looking AMAZING

Two Rivers Mall looking AMAZING

Have you been to the largest shopping mall in Kenya this Festive period?

May be this will be the right time for you to visit and experience this amazing mall. I personally got to visit for the first time. I was doing a site visit because I was planning on doing some photos of the Christmas lighting set up done by Dent International on behalf of Two Rivers.

It’s a beautiful place with lots of amenities and the ‘normal’ mall tenants you know….. I loved the shops, most of the shops have affordable prices though including Carrefour Supermarket. The shops seem to have a unique and uniform way of branding to show that the mall’s organization is tops.

Managed to plan my shoot with the client and started off at 10.00pm only to conclude at 4.00am. This place is beautiful and was well complimented by the additional Christmas lights added on.

Let me know what you guys think when you visit.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 FROM US.

 

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Stay Blessed.

The Maasai Mara Trip #001

The Maasai Mara Trip #001

Got really excited from day 1 of this Nature and Wildlife photography journey. I have been to many parks and wildlife reserves but never to Mara National Park. I have always wanted to surprise myself with Mara and so it happened.

A few days ago I got information about a trip that was organized by Stephen Nderitu of Photo Kenya and Abdi of Kiboslopes Safaris and when I looked at the details I was impressed. It was a land cruiser with only 5 photographers in each. The fee was very affordable with 2 nights and crazy game drives.

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Our guide was one of the most experienced in the industry thus far I have met, the old man took us everywhere within a very short duration and we managed to see a lot more than expected.

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Started the journey at 8.00am with a great company of 4 other photographers. Our first stop over was Zambezi just after Mahi Mahiu for breakfast. No more stops were scheduled because we were actually late.

Being the Africans we are, we squeezed a stopover at Mbosuany a.k.a Curio Barcelona. Here I saw the largest curving store ever….wholesaler kinda. I also got to spot lots of birds..

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Take off
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Landing

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While at it, I met someone who sounded very much interested in photography and was inquiring details about the best gear. He reminded me of my Spanish classes at Strathmore University back in the days.

After lots of misunderstanding we finally agreed he will buy the Canon mount – Sigma 150mm-600mm for his work. Spanish Spanish….now I got to understand why the owner of this place called it after Barcelona…kule kwa kina Messi na Suarez.

The trip to Mara was perfect until we hit the all weather road past the Narok airstrip. Good news is that the road is under construction (work was undergoing already). Which will mean easy travels to Mara and maybe instead of 5 hours, will be looking at 3 hours. I can’t wait. Kudos to whoever is making the roads btw..it was long overdue.

This road past Narok reminds me of something hahahahaha……

Have I ever told you guys of how I got into farming? lol.

So flashback to when I was 21 years old with my second job already locked and my dad always wondering where my money went…

Me I am like…tulia tu. One of these days you will get the full report.

I was very respectful to my old man and one day I opened up and told him I was into farming in Narok. He was like its okay…..you have fun.

For some reason this was the first and last farming project I ever did. I got to start very well…I got someone who leased his land to me- 10 acres…sorted my budgets and planted beans. All went well until one day I made a random visit as I was coming from my village and found Zebras and Impalas on the farm seriously dozing after a heavy graze! One of my friends suggested that we revenge by converting them into meat..

The long and the short: harvesting day came and it only made sense to leave everything on the farm because the harvesting expenses were much more than the expected harvest sales.

Back to Mara…only 4 wheel cars can manage here. Don’t ever lie to yourself that your personal car will do the job.

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oooh and may be nduthi…

Lot’s of vast land on our way. It’s sad though when I was told that the Maasai Mara is also under threat from the ‘land grabbers’

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We got to our camp at 2.30pm.

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And at 3.30pm we stepped out for our first game drive.

Maasai Mara charged Kshs. 1,000 per person for 24 hours-which meant we didn’t have to pay the next morning.

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And in less than 15 mins were already busy.

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Photographers at the Mara.

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Zero Chills….dude doesn’t ever care how far we have come from.

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Soon as we got ready to photograph the sunset, it started raining….the kind of rain that starts big and goes all the way….We all watched the sunset beautifully but not much our cameras could do.

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Day two was great.

Got to the park at 7.30am…and first sight was a lioness with 1 week old cubs.

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They come in Millions.

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The sunset was magical on the second day.

I had already had enough of Mara with all this. On the third day it was all easy with the sunrise and more vast adventure.

Next time doing the Hot air balloon.

Stay blessed.

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I LOVE MY NAIROBI

I LOVE MY NAIROBI

Are you somewhere in this great world of ours and you are wondering what would inspire you to visit Nairobi? Or even connect via Nairobi.

There is more to what you might actually have thought.

You just need 20 mins from the CBD to Nairobi National Park on a good day without traffic and 40-60 minutes with traffic but be very flexible. Even better with 20 minutes you can get to the Park directly from the Airport via the Southern bypass….

What more can I say, I have fallen into this trap of always having something to do. A lot of times I have become a friend of the Nairobi National Park and soon it will be my second home. I celebrate the park being 8 minutes away from my house if I step into my ride by 6.00AM that is for a early morning game drive.

I made a visit on Saturday 12th August 2017 on a loose afternoon and for just 2 hours I was able to see a lot.

You can manage with a normal car FYI, however, you are advised to use a 4 wheel because some areas of the roads are not so easy….but then for a simple date with your Subaru Forester you will have an awesome day.

This might come as a shocker to some of you who know me as an events Photographer, I also enjoy and have some Nature and wildlife collections…..Keep it here…exhibition coming soon.

Let’s enjoy Nairobi, feel free to get in touch and always call me up if you need company to the park.

COME LET US LOVE NAIROBI TOGETHER!

Image copyright of Evans Ogeto/www.ogetoevans.com

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I found him first together with his family…..
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All they wanted was food.
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They kept looking…
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Only surviving on hope.
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Everyone needs their space and so yeah I went to do other things and I left them alone. This ‘our Nairobi’ view from the National Park Section 4.

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See who shows up!
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You will never walk alone..
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And a family friend.
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You have to keep your eyes open you know….
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Clearly something is wrong.
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Let’s nduthis…
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Hey bro stop!
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Hey man we are lucky today…
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Will have to try again at night bro.

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And these humans!
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I still have some moves….

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In the meantime that would have been food….
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They were also watching…
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Caught up with this Giraffe stepping out….
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For a show at Radisson Blue…
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And maybe collect rent from some people in Upperhill.
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While some where coming from the City…
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And had to fuel for the never ending long journey back…..

Stay Blessed…..

With Love

Evans Ogeto (The Photographer)

Lake Turkana Festival 2017

Lake Turkana Festival 2017

I am just laughing btw. I just hope you find the so called ‘Cultural images’ here.

When you hear Turkana. What comes into your mind?

Women right? topless right? breast feeding their children topless right? you are in for a shocker……

I will bring out my point of view, the part where I was involved and captured.

So last week on Thu, joined a group of lively ladies and gents at 4.45am in Nairobi town with an objective of heading north of Kenya (Turkana). Never been to this far so I was ready for anything.

The journey to this end is interesting as the road is so good till Laisamis when you join the rough road all the way to Lake Turkana where you find Loingalani town where we stayed.

Image copyright of Evans Ogeto

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My friend Mwaniki Daudi getting his images at Mt. Ololokwe

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The TEAM.
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THE POWER OF MOVEMENT!
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ENERGY!
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Camels crossing the Nanyuki- Marsabi Highway.

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Two in the wild.
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You can still jump higher……you can do it Alex.

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Along the way a few minutes before Lake Turkana you will see the big wind mills. They should be adding some muscle  into the National Electricity grid soon.

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Our designated deejay unleashed a combination of Sautisol and we had to stop and dance for like 30 minutes and the other group came and joined….Deejay Alex .Bravo.
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I LOVE YOU TOOOOOOOOO!
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I STILL LOVE YOU THREE!
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These friends were ready anytime…pose…shoot.
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First night out at the festival and he made our night with some Samburu vibes.
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Yes, enjoy our heritage. She was always on stage….she must be running for Lake Turkana Socialite award.
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All wazungus were all over him. He was the talk of our journey for the next three days till we landed in Nairobi.
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No caption!
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Someone offered to sell this dry fish, I never bothered but Mwaniki bought. Will follow up on how it even got cooked….Lakini how do you even start cooking this one?
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I was trying out some tricks with the camera.
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Clearly no one wanted to be at the festival, we rather went to the El Mara Community to check out the shrines.
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My fear for water, it was real. Anyway, our taxi rider watching as we head up the island.
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My photographer friend Shalet Mkamzungu as our other friends go up the island.
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The last men standing.
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Modelling at Lake Turkana by the one and only Mkamzungu.
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View of the village from the Shrines
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Dinka! In her element.
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Photo at the shrine.
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Let’s go back.
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Oh no. I have to taste the untouched waters.
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Yey.

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Back to the main lake in time for everything……watch out Alex.
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We love Lake Turkana.
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Sunset at Lake Turkana.
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Sunset at Lake Turkana.
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Show off nayo!
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And then the men.
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Together we stronger!
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Chezeni na maji mrudi Nairobi.

Enjoyed every moment of the trip.

Photography by Evans Ogeto-(evans@unitedpix.net)