Those damn dogs, with no love or wide spaces to run, can really bounce when out of their cages and in the company of humans (PS: sharp shots at F 1.8 were not easy to come by).
Finding KZN has a current posting spec for mobile phone photos from 18:00 tonight (20-06-2017). My two photos below were unfortunately taken late last week and on Saturday just gone using my Samsung South Africa Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Of course both have been edited slightly. Better a camera than no camera at all .
Ryan Ramsamy is seen in photo 1 not flying his drone (it was grounded with the SAP next to us) and in photo 2 Irene and I were at the Springboks VSFrench Rugby Federation (Springboks Vs France – Durban) game withMelissa and Row.
Good morning Durban!
“The perfect woman, you see, is a working woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who uses her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others” ~ Thomas Hardy
Canon 6D, ISO 320, 1/2000 sec. F8 on Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. 02 June 2017.
Last night (Fri 9 June 2017) I met a fellow photographer Ryan Ramsamy who has some stunning urban wildlife / nature / macro type shots.
I’d never come across his name or local Durban work before. Seems I had been missing out.
Go check him out and his one image which grabbed my eye.
He showed me some of the lengths he goes to… to get “that” shot. A mix of 3/4 submerged in water, up on & in a camouflaged ladder / platform hut and so on. It made my standing in knee deep seaside waves look easy.
Also find Ryan on Instagram.
During our chat we spoke about getting the “one” shot, layers in Photoshop, blending and beautiful landscape opportunities in Durban.
Friday morning was perhaps a good example of my standard modus-operandi.
I like to find my “one shot” when I get home. Therefore, on Friday I shot 258 RAW files (one below and one posted yesterday). The rest of the files will be now placed in storage. They’re not bad shots but on this occasion only two “caught” my eye at home.
Everyone has their own way of doing things and that’s good. Ask Ken Payton.
Well, it’s now time to go shower and get amped up for EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee 2 later today. I’m there to support chaps I’ve photographed: Warren Richards and Dansheel Moodley. Also Amanda Lino who I hope to photograph one day.
The shot of the shot
It’s architecture month on the KZN Hub!
Of course when I saw this magnificent building (Ambassador House) I had to find a quick parking and see how close I could get… damn close! (this image has been cropped to exclude a section of Commercial Road on the right).
Canon 6D, F9, 1/160, ISO 500