Andy is Greatly Inspired

My skills have gone up one notch at least. I’m still not super hot at my HDR processing but damn it dude – I’m certainly improving slowly but surely. I’m in the middle and going up!

I recently had a good chuckle when looking through my first Photomatix attempts from about one year ago. Stars Wars stuff I tell you.

If you want to get inspired like I am (in life and specifically with photography) then watch the Social Network and Steve Jobs movies, be mutually in love with a caring partner and follow the work / tutorials of Jimmy Mcintyre, Klaus Herrmann and Chris Arson. That should help you off to a good start at worst.

It was possibly after the sixth person in as so many weeks asked me how much money I would sell one of my photos for that I thought why not. The cost is minute so why do it?

It’s not for the money at all; it’s to fuel my passion even more.

One of my colleagues will soon have an A2 canvas stretched print of one of my photos (him and his cars) on his wall. An ex-colleague will soon have one of my seascapes behind his bar. These were the “free” ones.

I have some older photos that I will post in the weeks / months to come but for now please enjoy one of my recent efforts (Winklespruit Beach, South Africa). I like this photo as it was the moment that something sparked and I thought “You’ve improved Andy. You’re not as good as the best but you are slowly but surely getting better”.

Winkelspruit_4c (Large)Dedicated to my dear Mother Margaret Rose Harvard, and my loving partner Timol 

I Love Durban Photo Comp ~ Moyo Pier

I stay in Durban South Africa and in early September 2013 tried my hand in a local photography  competition. It was held on the I Love Durban Facebook site. One of my photos (not my personal favourite) was chosen as a “finalist” – link here.

Shown hereunder are two of the other photos I entered (there was no limit on numbers entered).

Moyo pier (Large) uShaka 3-8-2013 (Large)

I Love Durban Photo Comp ~ North Beach

I stay in Durban South Africa and in early September 2013 tried my hand in a local photography  competition. It was held on the I Love Durban Facebook site. One of my photos (not my personal favourite) was chosen as a “finalist” – link here.

Shown hereunder is one of the other photos I entered (there was no limit on numbers entered).

North Beach Sun 25-8-2013 @ 06h00

I Love Durban Photo Comp ~ Snake Park Beach

I stay in Durban South Africa and in early September 2013 tried my hand in a local photography  competition. It was held on the I Love Durban Facebook site. One of my photos (not my personal favourite) was chosen as a “finalist” – link here.

Shown hereunder is one of the other photos I entered (there was no limit on numbers entered).

Snake Park beach (Large)

I Love Durban Photo Comp ~ view from The Cube 2

I stay in Durban South Africa and in early September 2013 tried my hand in a local photography  competition. It was held on the I Love Durban Facebook site. One of my photos (not my personal favourite) was chosen as a “finalist” – link here.

Shown hereunder is one of the other photos I entered (there was no limit on numbers entered).

Sunrise at the Cube (Large)