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Before Sunrise V2

Posted in 2014 and reworked after placing in recent VSS CREATIVE virtual camera club monthly. Hein Waschefort had to help me remember that this was my photo (never happened before!). The original annotation is below:

Henry and I nearly canned this morning’s shoot as the weather looked bland – cloudless – a bad mistake (lesson) we have learnt before. We therefore ambled down to Bluff, Durban and soon made pigs of ourselves with some slight pink – orange skies, white water on an incoming high with oodles of passion and energy.

I saw a lovely quote a few minutes ago (thank you Hein and Jeremy; it was on a post you made & commented on).

“You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn’t waste either.” ~ Galen Rowell

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PS: love that saying and reinforces what I said at recent Hillcrest Camera Club talk (09/2015).. you can look at the weather forecast and be unsure / wrong; rather just head out to shoot and if heavy rain stops you so be it

Canon 6D, 17-40 @ 22, ISO 100, F 11, 50 seconds

Lighthouse Corner

“There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope” ~ Bernard Williams

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Port St Johns river mouth

Baby Canon South Africa 550D, Sigma South Africa 10-20, F10, 1/100 sec, ISO 100

Tanya

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time” ~ Jean de La Fontaine

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Today (16 August 2015) is Tanya Vermeulen De Vries‘s birthday. She is a kind caring soul who is the Mother of all Mother’s. Highly capable in the home and at work, and now resident overseas. She has had to carry the unbearable burden of an incomprehensible loss, and I sincerely hope that today and from hereon she is blessed tremendously – and will now start to reap the benefits of her goodness.

This photo was called “Another Blessing”. I made some cosmetic changes this morning and version 2 is called “Tanya”.

Canon South Africa 550D, 5 sec, ISO 100, F22 –Sigma South Africa 10-20

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Grand Durban

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Good morning Durban!

“O nectar’s son, o traveller, o child of immortality, sing the song of strength. Sing the song of triumph. March forward fearlessly and reach the goal of union with God. O pilgrim, tread the path of truth. Meditate. Hear the voice of God within your heart. Then you will enjoy real peace and bliss” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda

Canon South Africa 550D with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens, F7.1, 1/400 sec, ISO 400 – a Canon entry-level kit

Processed in LR and finished with Raya Pro Panel by Jimmy Mcintyre(http://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-the-ultimate-digital…/). PS – entry sale price reduced by 10 USD for next 4 days. Now ZAR 373.38 it’s a steal and worth it.

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— at Durban Harbour

Durban: sun, fun & sport 4 final

“Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and our people are our pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity. The City of Durban is an elegant, mature and ambitious city. It is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. Whether you here as a business delegate or a leisure traveler there is a warm African flavor that will capture your heart forever” ~ Durban Experience.

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Durban: sun, fun & sport 3

“Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa and our people are our pride. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity. The City of Durban is an elegant, mature and ambitious city. It is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. Whether you here as a business delegate or a leisure traveler there is a warm African flavor that will capture your heart forever” ~ Durban Experience.

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I Survived

“I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me. Waging war against good people is bad for the soul. This may not seem important to you now, but it’s the most important thing I’ve said. In a world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that, in the end, there is light in the darkness.” ~ Joshua Graham

The accompanying photo “I Survived” (with proof that there is light in the darkness 😉 ) was posted earlier than intended after I saw the JG quote last night (09 April 2015) on clarity.advising on Instagram.

Also, two friends especially enjoyed the JG and Lenny K quotes so I found one more apt JG quote, which I placed above and have included my all-time fave below:

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

I Survived

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, 17-40mm L, F11, 6 sec, ISO 50

3 April 2015, 06:04, Point Yacht Club

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Sail Away

Good morning Durban!

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.” – Marion Woodman

One way to nourish your soul is to get up early, at least an hour before the sun, and watch the day break; slowly, methodically, gracefully. Photography isn’t just about the photo for me, it’s about the preparation before the shoot, the meditation while shooting, and the artistic licence you give yourself while shaping the end product in your digital darkroom.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, F16, 1/250 sec, ISO 640 – Durban Royal Natal Yacht Club: Sunday 5 April 2015, taken off marina pier – “Sail Away”

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Sail Away

Galaxy Note 4 Pano Mt Thesiger

Photos taken with my Samsung mobile phone

Galaxy Note 4 Pano Mt Thesiger (1)

Used the pano option in camera; not the sharpest / clear photos but I just drool over the view.

Galaxy Note 4 Pano Mt Thesiger (2)

 

Beyond the Gates of Port St John’s

Beyond the Gates of Port St John's

On Tuesday morning, 24 March 2015 I woke up before sunrise and headed up the hill to the top of Mt. Thesiger at around this spot GPS: -31.603330, 29.527454 Port St John’s.

I set up my Canon South Africa camera from Orms (6D & 17-40mm L lens) and tripod in anticipation of the forthcoming sunrise. The river lodges were some 300 m or more below and could faintly see their lights through the mist or low clouds.

It was calm, peaceful and dead quiet except for the medium-size predatory birds that were circling the mountain and squawking at each other. Every so often they would fly fairly close and it was amazing to hear their wings “woof – woofing” through the air.

The view across to Mt Sullivan on the other side of the river was glorious to say the least for about three minutes or less at one point of the sunrise. The sun then “disappeared” but not completely, although there was no more golden light forcing through the somewhat thick clouds.

The accompanying photo is a panoramic-stitch of two separate photos, which takes one’s eyes in a westerly direction or so up the mighty Umzimvubu River, which I traced on a map all the way up to the Lesotho border.

The photo was originally going to be called Phillips’ View but was then changed to “Beyond the Gates of Port St John’s”. Settings F11, ISO 320 & 0.4 sec. Stitching done via LR export into PS. Outspan Inn
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