nkosa, the prince

Nkosa, The Prince

Nkosa was old, very old. I did his photos in his last few days. He passed away just a few weeks later. He was very weak, he couldn’t walk anymore.

I tried to show in this photo his dignity. Before this photo, Nkosa did a supreme effort to sit but after a couple of minutes, it was becoming too difficult. Then he laid down and he had to rest.

Dahlia said that the name means “Prince” in Xhosa which is one of the South African language. The X is a clicking of the tongue. Dahlia explained that the tone of the syllable gave different meanings to the words.

Technical

Camera: Canon 70D ISO 400 and 1/60
Lens: Canon 70-200L/f4 @121mm and f/7.1
Processed with Rawtherapee 5.5: https://www.rawtherapee.com/