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Various in Durban

“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.

Golden Mile - Copy (Large) I Pray - Copy (Large) Into the Night - COPY (Large) La Vue - Copy (Large) Madevu - Copy (Large) Morning Golden Mile - Copy (Large) Pigeon Parking - Copy (Large) Pray then Play - Copy (Large) Smith Street - Copy (Large) Wilson's Rise - Copy (Large) Wilson's Wharf - Copy (Large) Yacht Sunrise - Copy (Large)

Serenity

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough” ~ Meister Eckhart

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I first called this photo “Peace” but after looking yet again saw “Serenity”. The young lady is seated completely still and trusting upon her partner’s heels. He is lying with his back on the sand with both legs extended upwards at 90 degrees. No falling, no fear, no panic.. trust.

The waves crash moderately behind her while the sun slowly rises.. serenity.

In the words of Thich Nhat Hanh: “Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity”

Canon South Africa 6D, F9, 1/160 sec, ISO 250, speedlite (2)

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Mzimvubu Mouth

“If you can love “the grind”, the end result is pretty much a foregone conclusion. Most people get it backwards. They only love the end result and hate “the grind” and the end result of that is also pretty much a foregone conclusion. Some of the greatest questions to ask: How can you enjoy the process? How can you make it fun? How can you look forward to doing it?” ~ Brian Kim

…And that’s why my camera comes with me on long work trips 😉

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting John Costello of Outspan Inn. He invited me for a sunrise shoot at the Port St Johns river mouth this morning. I of course had to plan my shoot very carefully at Amapondo Backpackers 😉 with a tasty chicken burger & chips plus a cold Hansa. PS: I warned John that I like orange photos 🙂

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Canon South Africa “baby” 550D, Sigma South Africa 10-20mm, F10, 0.8 sec, ISO 100

Beach Yogis

“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.” – Shakti Gawain

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Canon South Africa 6D, 24-105mm, ISO 250, F9, 1/160 sec

Sunrise Yogis

“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being” ~ Swami Vivekananda

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Canon South Africa 6D, F9, 1/160, ISO 250, 24-105 L, speedlight (2)

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Tanya

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time” ~ Jean de La Fontaine

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Today (16 August 2015) is Tanya Vermeulen De Vries‘s birthday. She is a kind caring soul who is the Mother of all Mother’s. Highly capable in the home and at work, and now resident overseas. She has had to carry the unbearable burden of an incomprehensible loss, and I sincerely hope that today and from hereon she is blessed tremendously – and will now start to reap the benefits of her goodness.

This photo was called “Another Blessing”. I made some cosmetic changes this morning and version 2 is called “Tanya”.

Canon South Africa 550D, 5 sec, ISO 100, F22 –Sigma South Africa 10-20

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Blue Lagoon 2015

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are” – Malcolm S. Forbes

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It was Shad (Elf – fish) fever down at Umgeni River Mouth yesterday morning (this morning 10-08-2015) I guess too). I wasn’t sure where to go shoot at 05:30 and then thought that I hadn’t shot this location a lot so off to Umgeni it was. There were no clouds until just after sunrise when S-Westerly I think started pumping and made it a little interesting (just in the nick of time). This photowas taken before sunrise and was an angle I have more or less shot twice before. I neglected to turn IS (image stabilizer) off and upon getting home soon discovered why this is important when bracketing on a tripod. In hindsight I think I would have been happier at F11 & ISO 100 or 50.

— in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Never Give Up

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“Never ever give up; be strong, very strong” – Margaret Harvard

My mother Margaret shared a load of wisdom with me over the years and what she said above was stated more fiercely in her last few months of living.

“Mom, all your effort with me over the years is still paying off; I made it into the Saturday newspaper with a few photos Lol 🙂 ;). I love you lots, thank you” ~ Andy

Beverly Hills Hotel – Umhlanga

My photo, the signature image on the front of The Beverly Hills 2015 brochure.

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A really happy moment for me: goal set and then achieved

The Beverly Hills.

Isipingo River Mouth

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” ~ Ann Landers

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I scouted Isipingo river mouth in the week and returned this morning before sunrise. The fishermen were already out and about and some had been on the beach since the previous night. A couple unknowingly (I think) posed for photos to the left of the photo while the sun shot pre-sunrise rays up and outwards. Worshippers, Hindu and Christian, were soon on the beach to the left preparing offerings and praying. A glorious start to the day!

— at Isipingo Beach River Mouth