“What is this self inside us, this silent observer, Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us, And urge us on to futile activity, And in the end, judge us still more severely, For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?” – T. S. Eliot
Prakash Bhikha and I hit the shores of Ballito Beach this morning. Afterwards it was The Coffee Guys – South Beach for the 2nd fix of the morning.
0.5 sec. F 11. ISO 50. Canon EOS 6D. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth” ~ The Buddha (if not by him or an adaption of his teachings then by some other wise chap)
This will probably turn out to be one of my favourite shots from yesterday’s shoot.
The little crab (bottom / middle) and I shot for a while until got blown away by a blinder (doubt it – probably scurried away to duck the big wave that wet my lens and caused me to use the healing brush for 20 min in PP).
Canon 6D, 0.4 sec, ISO 100, F16. RAW, tripod.
My Ballito (myballito.co.za) Seeff Ballito Gianni’s Ristorante Ballito First Thursdays Durban SPIGA Durban 5 Star Durban
#durban #durbantourism #nevergiveup #ballito #ilovedurban #5stardurban
Good Morning Durban!
I’m not a black & white photographer; probably because I think I s..k at it. I’m also not into blues (the colour as well) and love hot oranges and pinks.
However, this photo looked bland to me in colour so I gave it a B&W smack! I prefer it to the colour version that has been tossed.
Maybe it’s not the B&W I like but more so the now plain non-colourful story that the photo now tells me. It’s a human like all of us making good use of the early morning to go and exercise, and have fun for free. She also has a look of strong intent.
Canon G3X, F5.6, 1/800 sec. ISO 320, sunrise, RAW, handheld
Moses Mabhida Stadium 5 Star Durban Durban Tourism
“Your time to POP will soon come.
Did you know that Popcorns are normally fried in the same pot, in the same oil, at the same time and under the same heat conditions, but they do not all pop at the same time.
When flood comes, fish eat ants and when the flood recedes, ants eat fish.
Only time matters.
To make soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required. This is the irony of life. Everybody needs somebody at one point in time.
Do not despise or treat anyone with scorn. There is a time for everything and for everyone. Keep trusting and waiting on God.
Your time to POP will soon come” – Unknown (via Derek Gravett on Facebook)
“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
“It isn’t easy at first, but one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who makes your heart soar is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace. Even trickier is discovering that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone who gets on your nerves is the freedom to learn their own lessons, at their own pace. And perhaps most challenging of all is understanding that one of the greatest gifts you could ever give yourself is the realization that your heart soaring and your nerves fraying have never been dependent upon other people and their lessons” ~ The Universe
“Great kings and emperors are reduced to dust. Scientists and philosophers disappear. Athletes and sportsmen come and go. Memory and intelligence fade away. Youth and beauty, fame and possessions, power and pelf disappear. Mountains crumble. O man, this world is illusory. Seek God and enjoy eternal bliss” ~ Sri Swami Sivananda
F16, ISO 50, exposure time (unable to retrieve) but on AV, 17-40mm L @ 21mm Canon 6D