Integrity

“When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us” – Dan Millman

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What to do before sunrise when the clouds are thick and it’s drizzling.. No prospect of seeing any sun. There is still colour and beauty to be found.

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Canon 6D, ISO 200, F9, shutter speed via AV, tripod, RAW, LR edit

SMG Umhlanga in Durban, South Africa

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Thompson Flow

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth” ~ The Buddha (if not by him or an adaption of his teachings then by some other wise chap)

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This will probably turn out to be one of my favourite shots from yesterday’s shoot.

The little crab (bottom / middle) and I shot for a while until got blown away by a blinder (doubt it – probably scurried away to duck the big wave that wet my lens and caused me to use the healing brush for 20 min in PP).

Canon 6D, 0.4 sec, ISO 100, F16. RAW, tripod.

My Ballito (myballito.co.za) Seeff Ballito Gianni’s Ristorante Ballito First Thursdays Durban SPIGA Durban 5 Star Durban

#durban #durbantourism #nevergiveup #ballito #ilovedurban #5stardurban 

A Special Morning

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The weather forecast at 03:30 this morning (Saturday 22 Oct 2016) said clear skies. I looked outside and saw stars, the moon and no clouds.

Knowing I needed some cloud cover to go shoot sunrise at 05:11 (to make the sky interesting) the decision was easy: stay home; it’s a failure waiting to happen; don’t go.

I guess like many things in life that appear totally dismal or doomed to fail, you don’t know the answer until you do them and throw your full weight in; only then can be sure.

Not trying guarantees the predicted failure for sure but giving it a go maybe gives you the 2%, 15% or 50% you didn’t have.

I blew 8.5 GB of memory card this morning (that’s a lot) at Thompson’s Bay and conditions allowed shooting for at least 45 min to 60 min after sunrise (normally as the sun rises or 10 min max afterwards we would pack up).

Here is one of my two panoramic photos from this morning (above). The better shots will follow in the hours, days, and weeks to come.

I also stretched the panoramic shot vertically to get a 6X9 shown below.

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Canon 6D, AV, ISO 320, F9

PS – we’re looking to have a darn good steak tonight; it was Butcher Block last weekend and perhaps a Spur tonight. Which Durban Spur do you fancy?

#spur #butcherblock #ballito #thompsonsbay #kzn #ilovedurban #za #southafrica

Kleinmond, South Africa

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“Mastery does not come from dabbling. We have to be prepared to pay the price. We need to have the sustained enthusiasm that motivates us to give our best” – Eknath Easwaran

An old favourite of mine from 2014 taken in Kleinmond, Western Cape. I touched it up a little and it’s now called “Perseverance V2”

Canon 6 D, F 9, ISO 100, 1/25 sec. Tripod. RAW.

Bike & Bean Durban

“Keep a good and honest man in the company of thieves; he may soon begin to steal. Keep a sober man in the company of drunkards; he may soon begin to take liquor. Keep a rogue in the company of saints; he may very soon become a saint. Thought is indeed very contagious. So be very careful of your company” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda
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The roads were blocked off this morning for the Tsogo Sun Amashova / Amashova Durban Classic and I could not make it to my intended venue.

It was therefore a choice between Blue Lagoon or Bike & Bean Durban.

The sun pops up wonderfully with the building at Bike & Bean Durban and coffee gets served pretty early, so the choice was made.

PS: the breakfast is great as well

#amashova #durban #durbantourism #ilovedurban#5stardurban

— at Bike & Bean Durban.

Andrew Harvard Photography

The time has come for “www.snapflycook.wordpress.com” and “Andy the  Traveller, Cook and Photographer” to simply be Andrew Harvard the Photographer.

Of course I still travel whenever and wherever possible, and love cooking, but the force of my photography passion is overpowering; hence the birth, finally, of “Andrew Harvard Photography”

This site is being upgraded bit by bit so remnants of the “old” site will still be found.

If you or anyone you know is looking to make that bland wall at your house or office look bright and beautiful then please click here immediately.

Some of my photos in black & white currently line the office and boardroom walls of a company in Springfield Park, with colour ones in a hotel on Durban Beachfront, all the bedrooms of an 56 room establishment North of Durban, Colour Domain Durban North’s counter and one was even the Signature Image of a 5 star hotel a year or so back. In fact, they are all over the place, even cruising in Hillcrest.

Don’t miss your chance. A price increase will take place early in December 2016 prompted by my favourite local top quality printers.

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Sunrise at Durban Harbour, South Africa

 

 

Choose how you view your life.

You choose how you view your life… What you want to talk about and thereby give power to.

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Both photos are the same image taken on a drizzling overcast morning.

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Canon 6D, F 11, ISO 50, 0.5 sec & 3.5 sec blend