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Tranquility Bay

Good Morning (afternoon) Durban!

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“Likeable leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. Many leaders say integrity is important to them, but likeable leaders walk their talk by demonstrating integrity every day. Even a leader who oozes charm won’t be likeable if that charm isn’t backed by a solid foundation of integrity” ~ Gary Pike via Jim Rohn with permission

I went down to the Durban Yacht Mole before sunrise to get some Head of the Bay photos at Durban Rowing Club. Nola and Sean didn’t seem to be there so I missed out on a bacon / egg roll.

The Canon G3X camera with a 1″ sensor and 25X zoom snapped off over 150 photos, mostly of the sunrise which was OK but much better after sunrise for nearly an hour (a lesson in patience and assumptions: do not judge shooting conditions until it’s time to shoot). There were also no clouds before sunrise but the clouds moved in very quickly with the rising sun.

Canon G3X. Manual. Tripod. RAW. ISO640, 1/200 sec, F11.

Birds of Paradise

“To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground” – Chief Seattle

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I met Denver at Wilson’s Wharf: Photo Shoot Lookout this morning before sunrise in 5 Star Durban. No clouds usually equals boring for me but then the Igers for #BICLoveYourSA #LoveSA turned up at about the same time the flying pigeons did. This got me thinking that it was a splendid time to do what Dalton does so well. I used my Canon South Africa G3X. F11, ISO 125, 1/100 sec. for the base image. Foreground manipulation just for Instagram

Goodnight Durban

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“Fortune doesn’t necessarily bring you freedom. And jets and power are not guarantees of joy, purpose and peace. Yet, having SELF-respect, being connected with your TRUE power and being incredibly comfortable in your OWN skin is worth all the treasures of this world, where too many among us are living their lives like sheep – unconsciously following a trail that others have set for them. Leading them to a place that isn’t best for them. I viscerally believe the most natural birthright of every human life is to enjoy the shiny pleasures of the world and well-deserved proportions of ongoing prosperity while, at the same time, experiencing the wisdom, fearlessness, love and instinct to serve that rests at our very core” ~ Robin Sharma

 

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“Those who have even a little control over their thoughts and speech will have a calm, serene, charming face and sweet voice. Their eyes will be lustrous. Our thoughts, emotions and words create vibrations in every cell of the body and leave an impression there. So raise the right thought and lead a happy life” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda

It’s a cloudy and windy day in Durban. It might even be cold but I’m not venturing out right now to see for myself. Instead, I’m going to processsome photos and learn at least one new Photoshop skill. Before I get into that, I needed to have a little cleanup of the litter on my desktop.. photos I’ve worked on but not posted (one or two might have appeared before but I’ve lost track). All photos were taken in and around Durban.

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Wilson’s Wharf

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Food with a View

I recently won the 10-20 lens from Sigma South Africa in a local comp. I previously owned one but sold it to upgrade to the Canon South Africa 6D with a Canon EF 17–40mm lens. I kept the old baby Canon 550D as it had served me well and is a great backup. They don’t make the 550D anymore and there are far superior models available, but I’ve always said “I won’t be bothered if you give me back my old camera and lens (Sigma 10-20 lens & Canon 550D body); it’s a magic combination!

Sigma South Africa, by giving me the 10-20 lens once again, has set the photo monster loose! 
Food with a View

— at Wilson’s Wharf.