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The Right Track

“Many people believe that as long as you’re making progress, you’re on the right track. But progress isn’t the ultimate thing to be looking for. Making sure you’re on the right track you want to be on is FIRST. Why bother focusing on the progress of getting to New York if you’re not sure you want to go to New York in the first place? That’s what happens with so many people. They’re convinced they should go on a certain road and then all they think about is the progress they make on the road. But it helps to lift our heads up and “climb a tree” so to speak and take a look around to make sure the road you’re on is REALLY the road you want to be on” ~ Brian Kim

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I’m a sucker for motivational stuff but it’s important to selectively choose what you follow / engage in. The post by Brian above is so true (I recently found out). Why get all psyched-up about being a CEO when you are truly content with being a bank clerk? I’ve tried to set my goals on what I love and makes me tick, and not on what others preach to be the ultimate (it’s their ultimate not mine).

Before filing away my Cape Town photos (again), I took a run at this photo taken near Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary – Table Mountain National Park. I used a good few features of Jimmy Mcintyre‘s Raya Pro PS panel (http://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-the-ultimate-digital…/) to polish the final product.

Canon South Africa 6D, F22 (oh my G!), ISO 50, 1.3 & 10 sec

Tietie’s Delight

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I heard that Paternoster was great but upon arrival did not see much of the big white rocks that I like shooting. I planned a sunrise shoot the next morning and, not having any time to plan, thought that I would try pot luck and simply drive south, an hour before sunrise, keeping my eyes peeled. After driving for a few kilometres I started to see a number of rocks and then came upon a locked gate to a fenced reserve. After negotiating with the guard and being allowed entry, I raced down to the water’s edge to set-up my tripod. In the two days that followed we discovered the wonders of Tietie’s Bay. PS – I was so excited that morning I said to the guard “I’m so excited I don’t know which way to go” (it looked beautiful all over).

Effort

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation” ~ Plato

CT2This photo, as with a previous one, is dedicated to Herman and Yvonne, regular viewers of my blog, who reminded me some time back of the lovely views to be seen in and around Cape Town. During my previous visits to this lovely part of South Africa, a couple of years back, I took some other photos with my Blackberry cell phone – click here to view.

Sunset

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~ C. JoyBell C

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This photo, as with a previous one, is dedicated to Herman and Yvonne, regular viewers of my blog, who reminded me some time back of the lovely views to be seen in and around Cape Town. 

During my previous visits to this lovely part of South Africa, a couple of years back, I took some other photos with my Blackberry cell phone – click here to view.