Hong Kong Love

The KZN Hub also has a Cityscape theme on the go at the moment so there the excuse I needed to edit some more photos of our recent trip to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airways.

I really wanted to see the sailboat so it was an F4 affair with 1/13th sec. at ISO 2000 (only on the Canon South Africa 6D “noise killer” of course) with theCanon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens.

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Ambassador House, Durban

It’s architecture month on the KZN Hub!

A few weeks ago Roger and Johnny let me loose with the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens from Canon South Africa.

I drove from Cameratek directly to Moses Mabhida Stadium then the CBD, heading for the harbour.

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).

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EFC 60 Warren Richards

It was back in September 2015 that Warren Richards and I met at Brighton Beach, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa after he won the Mfc FightZone title.

This Saturday he fights at EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee 2 in one of the preliminary bouts as does Dansheel Moodley.

Cairo Howarth – EFC President has advised my ticket is waiting so off we go to see & support all the Durban fighters above including Amanda Lino!

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More Landscaping with the Nifty-Fifty 1.8 from Canon

Good morning Durban!

“Resolution is fixity of purpose. It is steadiness of purpose. A person possessing resolution is determined. He is courageous. He has intense steadiness of purpose, especially in times of danger and difficulty. He never looks back. One who is firm and resolute attains success in his tasks. He knows no failure” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda

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A little fun recently to show Warren what else he can use his 50 mm Canon lens for.

Shot handheld portrait, multiple shots then blended into a panorama in PS – some errors in left blend mostly left as is.

EFC 60

Dansheel Moodley fights in EFC 60: Lino vs Trosee 2 this coming Saturday in Durban in one of the preliminary fights. Warren Richards who I have also taken photos of before features as well.

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Musaddiq Alli Hasan was kind enough to arrange this morning’s photo shoot (Saturday 03 June 2017) at Wentzel Nels – Animal Fitness in Escombe.

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Wentzel Nel was equally kind in letting us get in the way somewhat of his morning “military” style training session.

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It was a really fun shoot .

I’m waiting for my tickets from Cairo Howarth and, in addition to the fighters above, am also keen to watch Amanda Lino like the others do it for Durban!

For my photography friends, most of you know I love photos that are in focus. Some in this set are out of focus because 1. Dansheel Moodley was so fast that even 1/3000 sec was not enough . 2. I enjoyed some of the “mood” that the lack of focus added.

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EFC Worldwide – Extreme Fighting Championship EFC GYM Sandton Cairo Howarth – EFC President EFC Supporters Club of South Africa EFC Africa#efc #efc60

Comrades Marathon 2017

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” ~ Mother Teresa

It’s hardly ever that I take a photo and then sit there a little stunned.

I went to the traffic lights this morning (Sunday 4 June 2017) near 45th Engen Woolworths Food Convenience to watch all the runners come past.

I had to crouch on the pavement and had persons in front of me to my right obscuring my view.

There was no time to plan or really see a “shot” coming – it was a pot luck sort of affair.

I even missed getting a photo of Kevin Atkinson but was at least able to greet him.

When I first saw ComradesMarathon runner no. 38110 coming towards me I saw something in front and thought it was one of the props that some of the runners sometimes carry or push.

As the flash fired and lit up my view I was astounded at what I saw. Not so much a lady in a wheel chair being pushed at high speed by a kind person, but the look of pure joy on on the lady’s face as she grinned at me posing for the shot.

From the writing on the wheel I can see that the Chaelic Campaign is involved (http://chaelicampaign.co.za).

I have another 173 shots of the run-by at Sherwood but this one shot sums up the rest, which I may post later or not.

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Canon South Africa 6D, F7.1, ISO 160, 1/125 sec. flash on camera

Comrades Marathon 2017 ComradesMarathon Comrades at the Keg and Trout Maluti Multisport Runner’s World Running London Marathon Comrades Marathon. 45th cutting Runner’s World Magazine South Africa Trail Runner magazine The Chaeli Campaign
KZN Cerebral Palsy Association #comrades #comradesmarathon #runner#love #joy #happiness #malutimultisport #chaelicampaign #cerebralpalsy

Hong Kong Skyline

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important” ~ Steve Jobs

We never got onto Victoria Peak Hong Kong because after reading up on it at length and taking all into consideration I was more than happy to rather shoot at leisure on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong promenade and watch the daily light show.

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain

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