The weather report claimed there would be no clouds this morning (Sat 14 May 2016) so the dogs and I left home without the Canon 6D / 550D cameras.
Fear not: we had the Samsung South Africa Galaxy Note 4 mobile phone handy.
We first went to Wilson’s Wharf but no photographers were present.
We then went to the pier at Durban Rowing Club and I’m guessing that there were 10 or so photographers there with an assortment of entry-level Nikons up to a hardy Canon 5D with 16-35 mm lens (plus Manfrotto tripods and ND filters).
Trevor, Tammi, Henry and others were busy plying their trade. Not wanting to be left out as some clouds were present, I took some landscape and portrait shots of the sunrise using my Samsung Mobile (Samsung Galaxy Note 4).
I did not use the panorama function on camera as I find it degrades the overall quality. Instead, after going to The Coffee Guys – South Beach for aPrakash lens special coffee, and greeting the honourable Mr Dave Nisbet, I went home and stitched the individual portrait photos into the accompanying panorama. Of course I had to bring the photo “alive” to my personal taste using a trick or two.
PS – there were 2 photographers from Amanzimtoti present. I had never met or seen them before. The one walked up to me, extended his hand and said: “Andrew”. I was shocked as to how he knew my name so I just stood there. It was panic stations as I thought that I had somehow forgotten this person. He then saved me by quickly adding: “No, I am Andrew!” Phew, that was a close call. Mira and Gordon this is the “round 2” photo 😉