Canvas Sale ends in 6 days

If you’re at a loss what to get a loved one, work associate or other special person for Christmas (for the support they have given you this year) then look no further.

For the reduced price of R 1 599.00 (limited time ends 18:00 Sun 11 Dec 2016) you get a professionally stretched canvas, mounted on a sturdy frame, couriered to their doorstep (any major city in SA) at no additional cost.

The quality is good enough for a top Durban Italian Restaurant (currently on display now so go check the quality if you want) and my home, so it should be good enough for you.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Choose any photo from my Flickr Galleries (record the exact name i.e. Magnificent Durban)
  2. Navigate to the CONTACT menu on my website
  3. Send me the NAME of the photo you are interested in & the quantity
  4. I will reply to you with details

Your choice could include any one or more of the photos featured below:

  • Featured landscape photographer in the PSSA (Photographic Society of SA) Image magazine in Feb 2016 (front cover photo displayed, detailed write-up & full centre spread plus other photos)
  • Your Shot magazine (South Africa) April 2014 feature
  • Independent On Saturday Newspaper 26 Sept 2015 full feature
  • The Süddeutsche Zeitung, largest German subscription newspaper 18th Dec 2014 centre half page photo display
  • Beverly Hills 5 Star Hotel Signature Photo of 2015 (Umhlanga, South Africa)
  • First Thursdays Solo Photo Exhibition at Spiga ‘D Oro / Side Bar Florida Rd Durban whole of December 2016

 

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Mounted AO Canvas Special

  1. Choose any photo from my Flickr Galleries (record the exact name i.e. Magnificent Durban)
  2. Navigate to the CONTACT menu on my website
  3. Send me the NAME of the photo you are interested in & the quantity
  4. I will reply to you with details

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It’s Tonight at 18h00 – Spiga Durban

Good Morning Durban!

It’s all happening tonight at Sidebar / SPIGA Durban with First Thursdays Durban / Vans / Vans South Africa / Bongani Mtolo of ECR Newswatch (ECR) live broadcast 6 – 9 pm.

Various bands, a dance battle, Capoeira and a photographic exhibition.

Even if you not the “photo-type” still visit for a great Christmas present option, great pasta, good coffee and a social .

The photo collection was chosen specially by Marco Santoniccolo and George Louis Mthembu. It’s been professionally printed and mounted by Printwild / Paul Changuion.

with Marco Santoniccolo, George Louis Mthembu 

Powerlifting

My favourite shot and lift from last weekend of a sport that is very close to my heart. In all fairness though, I did not see all the three lifts and none of the deadlift.
 
“Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.
 
As in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, it involves lifting weights in three attempts. Powerlifting evolved from a sport known as “odd lifts”, which followed the same three-attempt format but used a wider variety of events, akin to strongman competition. Eventually odd lifts became standardized to the current three.
 
In competition, lifts may be performed equipped or un-equipped (typically referred to as ‘raw’ lifting or ‘classic’ in the IPF specifically).
 
Equipment in this context refers to a supportive bench shirt or squat/deadlift suit or briefs. In some federations, knee wraps are permitted in the equipped but not un-equipped division; in others, they may be used in both equipped and un-equipped lifting.
 
Weight belts, knee sleeves, wrist wraps and special footwear may also be used, but are not considered when distinguishing equipped from un-equipped lifting.
 
Competitions take place across the world but mostly in the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Colombia, Iceland, South Africa, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Taiwan, Japan and Ukraine.
 
Powerlifting has been a Paralympic sport (bench press only) since 1984 and, under the IPF, is also a World Games sport. Local, national and international competitions have also been sanctioned by other federations operating independently of the IPF” ~ Wikipedia
 
Canon 6 D, ISO 1000, F 4, 1/160 sec. Single flash.
 
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Good Morning Durban!

To all those Durban folk… please don’t forget the opening night of my first exhibition.

It’s this week in three days time!

Venue: Side Bar – next to Spiga ‘d Oro, 200 Florida Rd Morningside

Time / date: 18:00 Thursday 01 Dec 2016

Dress: how you like

There is so much else going on there that evening so why not come along. Grab a fresh filter coffee (or glass of vino) and steak roll (or specialty pasta / pizza) from Spiga and zone out of the busy week.

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About the Moon

I woke up early on Wednesday morning, 16 November, not wanting to miss the super moon that lots have been writing about.

I can’t say it looked any bigger but it did seem to have a brighter ring around it.

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After that I admired our overgrown but homely garden, the four bats flying around feasting on flying insects, the dogs venturing out for early morning business, the birds chirping in the first light, the smell of fresh coffee coming from the kitchen; it was never going to be all about the moon…

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Believe in yourself

I went to the Canon Roadshow in Durban on Saturday gone and each of the speakers spoke to at least one of my internal “feeders / triggers”.

Powerful thought provoking stuff!

Earlier today I viewed a Facebook post for a short while about someone whinging about what they believe others should not be doing (which I highly suspect they are not capable of doing themselves).

If you believe this negativity (limiting tunnel-vision nonsense) you might as well dig a hole and stay in it forever!

The upshot is that ALL of this motivated me to go and play on my 30″ monitor for a few hours to try and create some magic.

Like my good mate Jason says: “Don’t forget to remember”: – Don’t limit yourself by the whining of others, go out and get what you want; believe in yourself even if others don’t!

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Canon G3X, 4 sec. F11, ISO 125 for the base image shot RAW on tripod. Composite to enhance the sky & other PP.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

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