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God’s Own Country ~ Kerala


This photo was taken on a trip to Kerala, India about two years ago. I pulled it out the archives to psych myself up for our trip to India in December 2014.

In a few days I will start the posts relating to my most recent trip.

Canon 50mm 1.8 for landscapes

Nifty_Fifty Fun 1

Pot shot fun at uShaka with the Canon South Africa F1.8 – 50mm lens from Orms on my Canon 6D body at F1.8, 1/400 sec, ISO 640 in 5 Star Durban at uShaka Beach


One of the usual debates has reared it head again on a few forums Cape of Storms photography and meet ups South African Amateur Photographersabout whether or not it is “better” to have a photo “as taken” (and processed) i.e. “in camera”, by the camera, OR if one should shoot in RAW uncompressed format (where the camera does NOT decide what to do with the info gathered; you the artist do – and you do just as you please using all of your God-given talents ). I suspect it’s obvious from the above that I am a RAW fanatic for passion driven photography (get me to shoot a wedding, oh no!! I’m bound to shoot “in camera”). The photo I like most below (the colourful one) was shot in RAW and then processed by yours truly in LR & PS. The other with slightly bent horizon is the unprocessed RAW, and the last bland photo is my camera’s “in camera” attempt to get me excited – it never worked.. I think I need a Tshirt “I Love Shooting RAW”. Photo taken at Winklespriut Beach, South Africa

RAW Power JPG vs RAW

Happy Christmas

Rocky Bay

The Nifty-Fifty Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens from Orms strikes at Rocky Bay KZN South Coast, home of the South Coast Herald. Mounted on a 6D set at F7.1, ISO 50 & 1/640 sec.

Wishing all of you a blessed day and upcoming New Year.

“Your life right now is the result of many “systems” you have in your life. Systems of eating, sleeping, working, playing, systems with regard to conversation, managing finances, meeting new people, etc. Systems are great because they give you ultimate leverage over time. That’s why it’s so important to take the time to tweak your systems and see if you can make any small changes that produce great results. Because even if a ship changes course by a couple of degrees, then over time, it’ll end up in a totally different place” ~ Brian Kim

Sunwich Flow

Sunwich Flow

I’m a lucky fish: three photoshoots in between work from Mon AM to Tues AM inclusive. On Monday, 22 September 2014, I was required to attend a business meeting in the Eastern Cape. I decided to wake up very early that morning and after one hour of driving, take a short break to watch the sun rise at Sunwich Port, which is approximately 10 km north of Port Shepstone (South Africa). I had never been to this location before and it was therefore exciting to scramble around the rocks and small tidal pool to the left. The sunrise was not the most spectacular but none the less better than the two or three bland sunrises in a row that we recently experienced in Durban. This is my second photo from this shoot.

Canon 6D, F16, 1/6 sec, ISO 50 & 24-105mm L