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Moyo Pier at Ushaka Beach, Durban

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Good morning Durban!

Nothing like getting low down and wet with the Canon G3X at 1/80 sec. F4 ISO 125

If you haven’t yet seen my photo exhibition then amble over to Sidebar / SPIGA Durban at 200 Florida Road and go checkout my classic Durban photos, canvas mounted by Printwild and chosen by the restaurant owner himself.

Lovely Italian food, wine and coffee is on sale. You can sit inside or on the pavement cafe. It you haven’t been there you are missing out.

The photos are on display until the end of 2016.

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!
 
Everyone has a gift to give another, his community or the world.
 
What is yours?
 
It could be a kind word of encouragement, sweeping a floor or inventing a new powerful vaccine.
 
Give yours this week.
 
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Canon G3X, F 7.1, ISO 640, 1/20 sec. Handheld. RAW. 05:54 on 21-09-2016. Moyo on the Pier. 5 Star Durban
 
This powerful camera (not a DSLR but with a built-in 24-600 mm zoom) is very forgiving on handheld and slow shutter speeds. It’s been 3 months plus since I picked up my Canon 6D, which is having a good old rest.

Good morning Durban!

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Canon G3X, ISO 400, F5.6, 1/250 sec. @600 mm. Sunrise. Handheld. RAW.

A fellow photographer scoffed at the settings (handheld 1/250 @ 600 mm) so I showed him the Lightroom info below. I did rest my hands on my body and one also needs to take Canon’s image stabilisation into account.

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Good Morning Durban!

 Good Morning Durban!

“No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all. No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theatre in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to listen to him play the same music.

Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. underground station, was organised by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The experiment raised a number of questions most notably: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made… How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?

Whilst the phrase Carpe Diem is a useful reminder to live each day fully, it’s not very practical since you can’t actually seize the day. What you can seize, however, is the moment. Life is a series of moments, and it’s the quality of each moment which determines the quality of our lives.

The revered psychologist Abraham Maslow said that each moment presents an opportunity, where we can either step forward into growth, or step back into safety. Whatever we decide to do with each moment, once it’s gone, it’s gone forever” ~ Sunil Bali

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Umhlanga on the Rise

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – Sir J. Lubbock

It’s guaranteed to be an awesome sunrise tomorrow morning (24 June 2016) at the beach. Probably not the clouds photographers would like, but crisp air and sun.

This photo was taken on Umhlanga Beach about 100 m south of Umhlanga Pier in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel on 16 June 2016 using a Canon South Africa G3X Powershot. 1/4 sec. F11. ISO 125. Small Joby GorillaPod.

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1st Scape with the G3X

“I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two” – Piglet (A.A. Milne)

Are you willing to be alone?

Ingrid Bacci says, “If you are afraid of being alone, you are dependent on others for your sense of self, and if you are dependent on others, you block your receptivity to inner guidance.

Being willing to be alone involves being willing to be different, to have commitments and values that don’t blend with any crowd.”

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Sunrise this morning Umhlanga Beach

Canon G3X, F11, ISO 125, 30 sec, Joby small tripod.

I need practice with the focusing – to find the optimum method as it’s different to my 6D & 550D

My Faithful Companion

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“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.” ~ John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

This is my favourite photo of yesterday’s photo shoot with Prakash, David and Lee-Ann. There are another 140 photos but this particular one shows what most the others don’t: a bond of unconditional love. Straight after I took it I showed Prakash and grinned; my shoot was sealed.

Today most of the IG groups are meeting in and around Durban today. After last night’s Glenwood 1986 Reunion – 30 Years I’m not feeling photography fit.

Canon 6D, 17-40L, F9, ISO 640, 1/200 sec, @ 40mm

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