“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” – Judy Blume
Canon G3X, 1/200 sec. F2.8. ISO125. Manual. 07:21 Sun 31 July 2016.
“Thought is the greatest force on earth. It is the most powerful weapon in the armour of man. A pure, noble thought transforms, renews and rebuilds. It is much more powerful than electricity. Thoughts control our lives. They mould our character and shape our destiny. Such is the power of thoughts” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda
Canon G3X, ISO 125, F2.8, 1/1000 sec, RAW, handheld, internal 2 stop ND may have been on. Taken at 07:08, 31-07-2016
An awesome morning with some passionate like-minded kind souls on the Golden Mile at Durban Beachfront.
Doing what we do best; living our lives, and using our abilities as best as we can.
Yesterday (29 July) it was the 12 hour work shift, mostly driving, from Durban (05h45) to Bergville, near Harrismith, Ladysmith and back to Durban (18h15).
It’s not the easiest job I do but certainly not the worst. In fact, on this trip I thought a number of times about how I love my job.
It’s perhaps about changing one’s mind to find the goodness in the job not looking for a job that we think might suit us.
As you can see the one big positive, other than meeting many interesting people, is that my camera can always accompany me.
This is the view that greeted me yesterday morning as I drove down into Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal.
Canon G3X, F5.6, ISO 125, SS 1/1250 sec. handheld. JPG.
I’ve been grinding hard this week at work and loving it. A colleague and I were chatting today… not much can beat a never-give-up attitude, coupled with patience and hard relentless work. The camera has taken a back seat but I’ve got so may photos waiting to be processed.
Canon G3X, 1.3 sec. F 11. ISO 125. Joby tripod. RAW. Internal ND filter may have been on. 17h23 on 20 July 2016.
“You want more, and that’s good, very good. More money, love, energy, laughter. Okay, just remember that these “things” lie only a thought away; not a career away, not a year away, not a lucky break away, not a relationship away… just a thought away. Okay?” ~ The Universe
I guess it’s like: Make one big and radical decision today that will steer your ship in a whole new direction and change your life for the better.
It’s freezing this morning in Durban (anything below 12 deg. C. is freezing in these parts) and despite waking up at 05h00, then 06h00, there was going to be nil chance of any sunrise photos in the rain.
I previously displayed a photo of this boat and the fishermen pulling in their net, but no birds in view. I’ve now found a photo from the same sunrise morning that has three seagulls stalking the incoming net from the boat; also with Moses Mabhida Stadium in the background.
I’ve never really watched the Ellen DeGeneres show but watched her andWill Smith this morning invite a lady teacher onto stage. The teacher confirmed that she uses her own money to fund a certain after-school activity for children. The children, who were present at the show (unbeknown to the teacher) then came onstage and did their activity. The children then realised that they were in the presence of Will. The teacher then got given a cheque for $10 000. The looks on the faces of all involved throughout this entire part of the show was something to behold; the good feelings I felt inside were empowering and hugely inspirational. Good one Ellen, Will, teacher and children!
Canon G3X, F 5.6, 600 mm, ISO 125, 1/250 sec hand-held, RAW
PS – Janvier previously queried the slow SS for handheld at 600 mm. I’ve found that fairly good stabilisation can be achieved with this camera by going down low and resting ones hands on the ground or up high on / against poles. The internal Canon / Canon South Africa stabilisation no doubt plays a big part as well.