“Likeable leaders understand their knowledge and expertise are critical to the success of everyone who follows them. Therefore, they regularly connect with people to share their substance (as opposed to superficial small talk). Likeable leaders don’t puff themselves up or pretend to be something they’re not, because they don’t have to. They have substance, and they share it with their people” ~ Gary Pike via Jim Rohn with permission
Another sunset photo of my favourite mosque
Canon G3X. F5. ISO 125. 1/100 sec & 1/1600 sec. Tripod. Manual. RAW.
“We’ve all worked for someone who constantly holds something back, whether it’s knowledge or resources. They act as if they’re afraid you’ll outshine them if they give you access to everything you need to do your job. Likeable leaders are unfailingly generous with whom they know, what they know and the resources they have. They want you to do well more than anything else because they understand this is their job as a leader and because they’re confident enough to never worry that your success might make them look bad. In fact, they believe that your success is their success.” ~ Gary Pike with permission Jim Rohn
This is my favourite mosque and it really comes alive when decorated with added lights and flags. I drive past the mosque quite often and it always draws a steady stare. There’s a lovely aura in the near vicinity as well.
Canon G3X. F5.6. ISO 320. 1/400 sec. Tripod. Manual. RAW. Sunset Friday 15 July 2016
Good Morning (afternoon) Durban!
“Likeable leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. Many leaders say integrity is important to them, but likeable leaders walk their talk by demonstrating integrity every day. Even a leader who oozes charm won’t be likeable if that charm isn’t backed by a solid foundation of integrity” ~ Gary Pike via Jim Rohn with permission
I went down to the Durban Yacht Mole before sunrise to get some Head of the Bay photos at Durban Rowing Club. Nola and Sean didn’t seem to be there so I missed out on a bacon / egg roll.
The Canon G3X camera with a 1″ sensor and 25X zoom snapped off over 150 photos, mostly of the sunrise which was OK but much better after sunrise for nearly an hour (a lesson in patience and assumptions: do not judge shooting conditions until it’s time to shoot). There were also no clouds before sunrise but the clouds moved in very quickly with the rising sun.
Canon G3X. Manual. Tripod. RAW. ISO640, 1/200 sec, F11.
This is one of my favourites and is also my most successful Flickr photo. Of course I had to post it again 🙂
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time” ~ Jean de La Fontaine
Today is Tanya Vermeulen De Vries’s birthday. She is a kind caring soul who is the Mother of all Mother’s. Highly capable in the home and at work, and now resident overseas. She has had to carry the unbearable burden of an incomprehensible loss, and I sincerely hope that today and from hereon she is blessed tremendously – and will now start to reap the benefits of her goodness.
This photo was called “Another Blessing”. I made some cosmetic changes this morning and version 2 is called “Tanya”.
Canon South Africa 550D, 5 sec, ISO 100, F22 – Sigma South Africa 10-20
This is probably the most respectable photo that I have taken for a friend. I drove past this morning just after sunrise and looked left. Threw an immediate u-turn and fired a hand held shot with my Canon G3X at ISO 125, F 4, 1/400 sec.
Nirun Dowlath Shah AKA Nirun Dowlath Photography I’m sure you know exactly where this little creek is 😉
Isipingo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal Isipingo Beach, KwaZulu-Natal Island-Hotel Isipingo Beach Isipingo Island Hotel.
I’ve had this photo waiting in the wings for what feels like ages. A lot of work went into it so it’s time to show. I took a few others at the same time and removed the pool cleaner. I’ve left him in this photo as he is part and parcel of the hotel; just as important as the GM. Don’t believe me? See how many guests will take to a green smelly pool 😉
“Avoiding something, draws it ever near. Defending yourself can become a full time job. And worrying about things that might never happen increases their chances of happening. Yet still, you are 10,000 times more likely to laugh than cry, be healthy than sick, live rich than poor, have friends than be alone. That’s the kind of momentum you’ve garnered through countless lifetimes of love. That’s the kind of power you long ago learned to master. And, quite frankly, those were the odds you negotiated. You’re just another part of me” ~ The Universe