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Jess Shillaw

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Jess was born in Kwazulu/Natal but grew up in Cape Town. Having an innate love for all things wild but getting to spent little time in the bush while growing up, she headed straight for the Lowveld after school. She completed a guiding ...

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on The Meaning of Light

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Love your blog Jess. I love sunrises and sunsets. Watching the stars at night. Live the full moon. On another note I have found the book Liontide. Received it yesterday. Can’t wait to start reading it.

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Thank you, Marinda! It is a beautifully written book and I’m sure you will enjoy it!

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Jess, really enjoyed this Blog. I cannot imagine what it would look like if there was only darkness. Light brings life. Thanks for choosing a great topic that we sometime take for granted

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Thank you, Andrew and Daniel!

Wendy Macnicol
Senior Digital Ranger

Jess – I loved your powers of description! As I read on I could “see” everything you were describing. Give us some more please! Wendy M

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Thank you, Wendy!

Suecol777
Explorer

Mmmmm – all you need to do with that article was to put it into the right format to transform it into poetry. Now, here’s a homework assignment for you: convert the whole article into a haiku.

Michael & Terri Klauber
Digital Tracker

Beautiful post Jess – thanks for the reminder!

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Thank you, Michael and Terri!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Wonderful blog and interesting perspective on various types of light. My favorite part of spending time in the African wilderness is the absence of light, so that the inherent beauty of the skies are visible. The golden hour is magical as well, whether at sunrise/sunset when the land and animals are bathed in that velvety tone. Thank you.

Jess Shillaw
Contributor

Thank you, Denise!

Linda Rawles
Digital Ranger

My favorite time. The French call it the blue hour. And I think wildebeests are always beautiful!

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Senior Digital Ranger

Wow Jess … bravo!!! Nice words for an undervalued subject and terrific photographs to punctuate your points!!!

I loved this Jess! Your writing and description is not only accurate but very poetic. You are an eloquent writer that can expand upon something so basic but leave the reader in awe and wonder.

Hello Jess!
Beautiful written! So true! Also very beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Thank you much for this blog Jess, it was beautiful!!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

As a photographer, I love light so much! Sunrise is definetely my favourite time of day, especially when it rises in CT and it seems as if it turns the mountains to pure gold.

The best stars I’ve ever seen were on the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans!

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