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

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