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Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 8

It all started with “Why we love Durban: The Bluff -1“.

This is the final post for now – The Bluff 8.

The background:

I woke up shortly before 04:00, made coffee and then Roscoe (the dog) and I left to catch the sunrise at Brighton / Anstey’s Beach, Durban South Africa.

I took 291 bracketed photos on various settings, as I am still trying to get the hang of HDR photography into the sun or at night.

Photomatix worked overtime when I got home as I tried various settings once again.

The photos below, in addition, had a sort of “painting” effect forced on them.

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Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 7

It all started with “Why we love Durban: The Bluff -1“.

This is the penultimate post – The Bluff 7.

The background:

I woke up shortly before 04:00, made coffee and then Roscoe (the dog) and I left to catch the sunrise at Brighton / Anstey’s Beach, Durban South Africa.

I took 291 bracketed photos on various settings, as I am still trying to get the hang of HDR photography into the sun or at night.

Photomatix worked overtime when I got home as I tried various settings once again.

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Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 6

It all started with “Why we love Durban: The Bluff -1“.

Post “2” followed, then “3”, “4”, “5” and now “6”.

Different variations of the same view will follow in the next related post.

The background:

I woke up shortly before 04:00, made coffee and then Roscoe (the dog) and I left to catch the sunrise at Brighton / Anstey’s Beach, Durban South Africa.

I took 291 bracketed photos on various settings, as I am still trying to get the hang of HDR photography into the sun or at night.

Photomatix worked overtime when I got home as I tried various settings once again.

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Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 5

It all started with “Why we love Durban: The Bluff -1“.

Post “2” followed, then “3” and “4”. This is post “5”.

Different variations of the same view will follow in the next related post.

The background:

I woke up shortly before 04:00, made coffee and then Roscoe (the dog) and I left to catch the sunrise at Brighton / Anstey’s Beach, Durban South Africa.

I took 291 bracketed photos on various settings, as I am still trying to get the hang of HDR photography into the sun or at night.

Photomatix worked overtime when I got home as I tried various settings once again.

B Beach pier  (1) (Large) B Beach tidal pool side (1).tif (Large)

 

Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 4

It all started with “Why we love Durban: The Bluff -1“.

Post “2” followed, then “3” and here is “4” below.

I woke up shortly before 04:00, made coffee and then Roscoe and I left to catch the sunrise at Brighton / Anstey’s Beach, Durban South Africa.

I took 291 bracketed photos on various settings, as I am still trying to get the hang of HDR photography into the sun or at night.

Photomatix worked overtime when I got home as I tried various settings once again.

B Beach 3-3-2013 (17).tif (Large)

Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 3

It all started with “Why we love Durban: The Bluff -1“.

Post “2” followed and now here is “3” below.

I woke up shortly before 04:00, made coffee and then Roscoe and I left to catch the sunrise at Brighton / Anstey’s Beach, Durban South Africa.

I took 291 bracketed photos on various settings, as I am still trying to get the hang of HDR photography into the sun or at night.

Photo 1 is shown below. It is the first one I processed. I think the others to follow will turn out a little better here and there (I’m holding thumbs).

Photomatix is busy chomping on my memory; processing all the other photos. I am trying to batch-process bracketed photos on at least three different settings to see what I get (normally I would process one batch at a time).

This time I found likable settings using one batch of photos for say all the “into the sun / at beach” photos, and then applied the same settings to all the other similar batches.

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Version 2: same shot but different batch / settings is shown below.

Which one do you like?

B Beach 3-3-2013 (2).tif (Large)

Why we love Durban: The Bluff, Durban – 1

I’m planning to run a “series” showcasing some photos of my hometown (Durban, South Africa).

Durban is a lovely and interesting place to live. It’s mostly warm, vibrant and diverse.

No comment is therefore needed – the photos will hopefully tell a story of their own.

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A “New” Year

All the messages, wishing others well and showing an intention to make good, over the past 24 hours had me thinking that this should really be a daily, weekly or monthly exercise; not something limited to once a year.

This post from Karma Tube rocked my boat:

“Look back on the year with gratitude, focus on your learnings and your growth”.

I also enjoyed:

“Concern yourself with the present only. Do not look back upon the past or worry about the future” ~ Swami Sivananda.

The photos were taken at Anstey’s Beach tidal pool, Bluff Durban.

For more information on this beautiful area of South Africa, visit Ansteys Beach Backpackers.

I will do another post with some more photos of this fairly unspoiled golden beach, where the waves are top and fishing great!

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Old dog tortured by a photographer

Going to the beach previously involved long walks, swims, different smells and meeting or at least seeing other dogs.

This was done at a time of the day when it was warm.

Roscoe therefore did not seem entirely impressed when we left for Brighton Beach Durban at 04:20 in the morning, when it was still dark and a little cold, and I then set about taking loads of photos for a couple of hours while he patiently waited.

I was more interested in holding my Canon 550D and tripod than doing anything else.

If we walked a short way, it was just to setup camera and tripod elsewhere for some more non-smelly and boring photography.

I thought the following photos especially # 1 captured Roscoe’s mood – he was very bored and not impressed!

My faithful companion…

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