Moyo Autumn

I have been trying to inspire Mark of MarkBooysen WildlifePhotography, who uses a cropped frame Canon South Africa camera, to purchase the Sigma South Africa 10 – 20 lens for his landscape work. I have shown him a few photographs but am not sure if he is really settled on the potential new lens. I therefore hauled out a raw image from October 2013, and worked on it. I’m hoping this last photo will convince Mark and also any others who are thinking of getting rid of the faithful 550’s. Mark, are you going to Orms right now? 🙂

Moyo Autumn

Canon 550D, Sigma 10-20, 30 sec, F22, ISO 100

At Moyo’s Ushaka Durban South Africa

Queen Mary 2

I’ve never been one to rush down to the harbour to see a ship arriving or leaving but this was an opportunity not to be missed (PS – I could also then miss gym!).

I burnt up an 8GB memory card before leaving and will be looking for some other photos / angles to work on.

A majestic sight!

— in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Xenophobia

— in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

I Survived

“I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me. Waging war against good people is bad for the soul. This may not seem important to you now, but it’s the most important thing I’ve said. In a world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that, in the end, there is light in the darkness.” ~ Joshua Graham

The accompanying photo “I Survived” (with proof that there is light in the darkness 😉 ) was posted earlier than intended after I saw the JG quote last night (09 April 2015) on clarity.advising on Instagram.

Also, two friends especially enjoyed the JG and Lenny K quotes so I found one more apt JG quote, which I placed above and have included my all-time fave below:

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

I Survived

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, 17-40mm L, F11, 6 sec, ISO 50

3 April 2015, 06:04, Point Yacht Club

‪#‎landscape‬ ‪#‎sunrise‬ ‪#‎motivation‬ ‪#‎nevergiveup‬ ‪#‎isurvived‬ ‪#‎longexposure‬ ‪#‎durban‬ ‪#‎ilovedurban‬ ‪#‎031durbz‬ ‪#‎yacht‬ ‪#‎yachting‬ ‪#‎sailing‬ ‪#‎bay‬ ‪#‎durbanbay‬ ‪#‎durbanharbour‬

Pigeon Playground

“Don’t give up, You’re gonna see tomorrow. That you’ll be on your feet again. Sometimes the world’s gonna knock you over. But you will see who you are your friends. Come on, stand, up again. Come on, stand,
Stand, you’re gonna run again. Your faith and patience will be your soldiers. To guide you through your troubled times. Just put one foot in front of the other. The battles are inside your mind. You have the power to face your demons. No matter how they go on time. And rid yourself of your fear and weakness. So you can start to live your life. COME ON! stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again. COME ON! stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again. Pick up your will. And put on your face. If you need to, just take my hand. It’s time to demonstrate, don’t hesitate. Just get up and say: Yes, I can. Stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again. Stand, up again. Come on, stand, Stand, you’re gonna run again.” – Lenny Kravitz

Pigeon Playground

Sail Away

Good morning Durban!

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.” – Marion Woodman

One way to nourish your soul is to get up early, at least an hour before the sun, and watch the day break; slowly, methodically, gracefully. Photography isn’t just about the photo for me, it’s about the preparation before the shoot, the meditation while shooting, and the artistic licence you give yourself while shaping the end product in your digital darkroom.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, F16, 1/250 sec, ISO 640 – Durban Royal Natal Yacht Club: Sunday 5 April 2015, taken off marina pier – “Sail Away”

Celebrate Durban! I Love Durban 5 Star Durban I Like Durban
‪#‎sunrise‬ ‪#‎landscape‬ ‪#‎seascape‬ ‪#‎daybreak‬ ‪#‎durban‬ ‪#‎ilovedurban‬ ‪#‎031durbz‬‪#‎031mycity‬ ‪#‎mycity‬ ‪#‎canon‬ ‪#‎canonsouthafrica‬ ‪#‎ethekwini‬ ‪#‎mycity031‬

Sail Away

Lazy Days

Lazy Days

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” ~ Albert Einstein

I had a good old chuckle when I saw this quote a few minutes ago; how true it is! 🙂 (well for me at least).

This is the last of my Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks photos for now and the only one where I went out of my way to try engineer a different look. It’s called “Lazy Days”.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, F10, 1/1250 sec, ISO 320.

Celebrate Durban! I Love Durban 5 Star Durban
My Ballito (myballito.co.za) Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast Tsogo Sun
#ilovedurban #durban #ethekwini #sunrise#beverlyhillshotel #beverlyhillshotelumhlanga #tsogo#tsogosun #lazydays #seascape #landscape

The Beverly Hills – South Africa