Umgeni Breakers

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Good morning Durban!

The other side of Blue Lagoon when you don’t zoom in on the rubbish that floated down river and lay there for days on end.

Umgeni River

As night falls over the Umgeni River near the mouth. The lights of the M4 North reflect down on the area near where the Duzi Canoe Race usually ends. The Indian Ocean lies just over the bridge. This area to the right is known as Blue Lagoon.

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Canon 550D camera; my sturdy old friend on a tripod for 10 sec, F14, ISO 400 – exposure reduced in LR. Taken at 18h15 on 20 April 2016. Sunset was at 17h31.

Blue Lagoon

“A glorious sunset, a beautiful flower, the delightful songs of happy birds, the silence of a moonlit night, the smile of a little child, the placid waters of a lake, wooded mountains, sweet music and devotional songs, a noble, generous act-all these elevate the mind, remind us of God and increase our faith” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda

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Umgeni River called me back two weeks in a row. I never rated it much but assure you there are many hidden angles.

Canon South Africa 550D, F11, 2.5 sec, ISO 100 – the lens correction tool ate up a lot of this photo.. Sigma South Africa 10-20mm

Blue Lagoon 2015

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are” – Malcolm S. Forbes

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It was Shad (Elf – fish) fever down at Umgeni River Mouth yesterday morning (this morning 10-08-2015) I guess too). I wasn’t sure where to go shoot at 05:30 and then thought that I hadn’t shot this location a lot so off to Umgeni it was. There were no clouds until just after sunrise when S-Westerly I think started pumping and made it a little interesting (just in the nick of time). This photowas taken before sunrise and was an angle I have more or less shot twice before. I neglected to turn IS (image stabilizer) off and upon getting home soon discovered why this is important when bracketing on a tripod. In hindsight I think I would have been happier at F11 & ISO 100 or 50.

— in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.