Good morning Durban!

Good morning Durban!

“It really is heartbreaking to me how many potentially amazing human beings dim their genius by little daily acts of average:

–being late versus early

–complaining versus creating

–busy versus productive

–entertainment versus education

–discouraging versus inspiring

–wowing versus coasting

–moving versus sitting

–meditating versus worrying

–building versus blaming

–taking versus giving

–hating versus loving” ~ Robin Sharma


Canon 6D, 17-40 mm L. F11, 1/13 sec. ISO 100. 05:39 – 22/01/2017

Do your own thing on your own terms

Good morning Durban!

Sunrise at Port of Durban today .

“Psychologist Dr. Oliver James said, “If you want to live a full and fulfilled life, do your own thing on your own terms.”

The reality, however, is that the vast majority of people want us to confirm the validity of their beliefs by conforming to them. This is particularly true of most bosses.

So in your desire to be accepted, it’s easy to end up thinking like everyone else.

But the problem is that if you’re thinking like everyone else, then you’re not thinking, and your need for acceptance can make you invisible.

Fitting in is fine, but not to the extent that you disappear and your voice is unheard.

If you celebrate your uniqueness, the world will too, because subconsciously it wants the same freedom.

Besides, the world pays more for originals than it does for copies” ~ Sunil Bali


Canon 6 D, F 11, 1/30 sec. ISO 100. Exposure blending with one file using Raya Pro by Jimmy Mcintyre. Go see his recent views on shooting into the sun:

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Good Morning Durban!


We had a comedy of errors / mishaps this morning (Sun 15 Jan 2017) one hour before sunrise.

Shane Newman was missing a section of tripod so I said use mine. As Shane used mine the head broke!

We used Shane’s T-shirt and cap to rest our cameras on rocks and managed to get some shots although mine (attached) is a little fuzzy on the left side.

Neil Hellerle did fine I think as he had taped his tripod together

It looks like two of us are going tripod shopping soon

Canon 6D, F16, 121 sec. ISO 100 base image. PP with LR and Raya Pro by Jimmy Mcintyre read more here

Shot taken at Wilson’s Wharf Durban Harbour.