Good morning Durban and Happy Father’s Day! (Sunday 19 June 2016).
Wishing all of you a splendid day with your fathers, children, partners, friends, or even one enjoying your own company.
We went looking for Vusumuzi, a lifeguard at Durban North Beach., but he was not there… no doubt already busy with the Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 Durban – good man!
Canon G3X, ISO 125, F5.6, 1/320 sec, Marine Parade zoomed down to promenade, handheld
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— in Durban, South Africa.
“A glorious sunset (a magnificent sunrise), a beautiful flower, the delightful songs of happy birds, the silence of a moonlit night, the smile of a little child, the placid waters of a lake, wooded mountains, sweet music and devotional songs, a noble, generous act—all these elevate the mind, remind us of God and increase our faith” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda
Photo taken some months back at Southbroom, KZN South Coast – South Africa
Canon 6D, F11, 4 sec, ISO 100
“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning” ~ J. B. Priestley
A summer sunrise in Durban (not this morning)
“I congratulate Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the United Nation’s declaration of World Yoga Day. It is very difficult for any philosophy, religion or culture to survive without state patronage. Yoga has existed so far almost like an orphan. Now, official recognition by the UN would further spread the benefit of yoga to the entire world. India is the land where yoga was born and we must finally take the responsibility to spread it everywhere, starting from classrooms. This will help young people to move away from gun culture and violence. Yoga is a lifestyle and should not be mistaken for only asanas. A disease-free body, quiver-free breath, stress-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, obsession-free memory, ego that includes all, and soul which is free from sorrow are the signs of a perfect yogi. As Krishna said in the Bhagvad Gita, “Samatvam Yoga Ucyate” – equanimity in the individual is a sign of yoga. When Art of Living programs started in the early 80s, yoga was seen as being practiced by freaks and Himalayan yogis standing upside down or on one leg. That is one of the reasons why we called our program, the Art of Living, a generic term that people could relate to across races, religions and cultures. It was Paramhansa Yogananda, and then Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought respectability to yoga in the West. In the last 3 decades, the Art of Living has taken yoga to 152 countries and has 26,000 yoga teachers worldwide” ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speaks on UN Declaration of June 21st as World Yoga Day
International Yoga Day 2015 took place at the Durban Amphitheatre on the beachfront yesterday morning. I saw a famous Durban photographer taking part in the proceedings and will allow him a day more to post a photo of himself in action (or I will choose one and post it smile emoticon like emoticon wink emoticon ).
All photos taken with a Canon 550D and Canon 50mm 1.8 set on F2.2, ISO 100, shot on AV gaining shutter speeds of between 1/1250 & 1/2000 sec
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Sunrise this morning at the ComradesMarathon. Runners at 45th Cutting. Durban heading up to Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
“The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles) which is run annually in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race[verification needed]. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (89 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.
The field is capped at 23,000 runners, and entrants hail from more than 60 countries. In every event since 1988, over 10,000 runners have reached the finish within the allowed 11 or 12 hours. With increased participation since the 1980s, the average finish times for both genders, and the average age of finishers have increased substantially.
Runners over the age of 20 qualify when they are able to complete an officially recognised marathon (42.2 km) in under five hours. During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race. The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance, and ubuntu.” ~ Wikipedia
Canon South Africa 6D, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, Yongnuo Magyarország flash fromCameraStuff. ISO 200, F4, 1/250 sec
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The theme on the KZN Hub is “M” and I simply had to rework this “old” photo I had of Durban. I have called it “Magnificent Durban” to suit the theme but more importantly because I believe that it truly showcases my home town that I love very much.
Louis En Marie Helberg arranged this shoot for us in the CBD in April 2014.
This is your town! I Love Durban 🙂 with the Indian Ocean in the background.