Timescape – Cityscape of Nairobi [Upperhill]


Have you ever wondered how it looks like when it rains in Nairobi? A while back I had access to take some photos of Nairobi from one of our cities’ rooftops thanks to the ever present help of Vinnie O (special thanks man). I took the opportunity to shoot a long shot of Upperhill using a 100mm macro lens and fixed the camera in one place to shoot a time-lapse. While I haven’t finished putting together the time-lapse, I thought i’d share the interesting nature of the photos captured as time moved from the same spot.

The coolest thing that may have happened was that it rained a lot while I was up on the roof, but it rained just a little out of town and I was happy about that too as I had many cameras on that roof. I did manage to catch the rain in my shots moving from left to right in the photos. Notice the effect of the changes and what it does to the photos. I thought that was cool enough to share.












And that’s all for today folks. Have a brilliant day.

  • Mark Denver

    Great! Now I know another reason rain is important. It acts as a natural filter
    Hmm…dust also does some magic too. I shot a duststorm once -ended up with enhanced orange skies . Free and natural color correction tool!

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Yes. Dust really looks interesting in photos. I’m yet to capture a dust storm properly but I hope I do. Thanks Mark

  • http://www.facebook.com/thekrox John Ochuro

    This is really awesome. I can’t wait to see the timelapse. I finally managed to comment. it could have been my internet speeds

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Finally huh? The time-lapse is quite cool. Coming soon. Thanks John

  • wiselar

    Nice! Waiting on that timelapse vid. :)

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Thanks Wiselar. I can’t wait for it to be complete

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doggybag86 King’ori Muthui

    wow, this is really cool. How long did it take you to do this shoot?

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Thanks Muthui. I was there shooting from around noon to around 9pm. I had about 3 different cameras capturing different views though

  • amafaranga

    Lovely pictures….can’t wait for the full time-lapse batch!

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      You and I both. Thanks for the comment.

  • http://kenvibez.com/ Kollo Nabiswa

    Great photography, man!! This makes me wanna go visit this city,,,oops I live in it!

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Hahaha sometimes we all need a different perspective. Thanks Kollo

  • The Green Arrow

    Nice photo’s. Work in upper hill and can’t help but wonder from which building these pictures were taken.

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Thank you. I shot this from the CBD though. With a long lens. From Lohnro building.

      • The Green Arrow

        Okay, Nice work again.

  • Mutanu

    Muts, the last two pics are super amazing. I must also add that looking at Upperhill from your perspective makes me appreciate this Cty and country more. It does not look like Nairobi, but Alas! it is.

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      It doesn’t? It’s probably because it’s not a view that we often look at. But it’s a cool view. Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/robi_kan Robi Kan

    Superb! Super Superb!!!!

    • http://mutuamatheka.co.ke/ Mutua Matheka

      Thanks Robi :)

  • http://twitter.com/BoniNyagah Boni Nyaga

    Hooot staff…. I don’t have any technical mambo jabo why I like the pic, I’l leave that to the pro’s.. me am just a fan… AMAZING!!!!

  • Annie

    Walking dead… we are dead.. retribution… Las Vegas, that’s pretty much what my mind made up. Lurrves!