Durban City

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.

Durban City 2017 copy (Large)

Base image before all PP: F11, 30 sec. ISO 320, 75 mm with Canon EF 24–105mm lens on a Canon EOS 6D from Canon South Africa.

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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Canon 6D, F9, 1/160, ISO 500

 

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!

Warren goes to War copy (Large)

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

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