Umgeni River

As night falls over the Umgeni River near the mouth. The lights of the M4 North reflect down on the area near where the Duzi Canoe Race usually ends. The Indian Ocean lies just over the bridge. This area to the right is known as Blue Lagoon.

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Canon 550D camera; my sturdy old friend on a tripod for 10 sec, F14, ISO 400 – exposure reduced in LR. Taken at 18h15 on 20 April 2016. Sunset was at 17h31.

Blue Lagoon

“A glorious sunset, 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

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Umgeni River called me back two weeks in a row. I never rated it much but assure you there are many hidden angles.

Canon South Africa 550D, F11, 2.5 sec, ISO 100 – the lens correction tool ate up a lot of this photo.. Sigma South Africa 10-20mm

Shad Fever

Sunil Bali: “When you get a small stone in your shoe, how quickly do you remove it?
I suspect you take off your shoe fairly quickly? Similarly, when you’re caught in the rain, you quickly put up your umbrella or get out of the rain. From the day we’re born we’re programmed to change anything we find uncomfortable: babies cry when they need to be winded, are hungry or need their nappy changing. But when it comes to our work and the workplace, we’re more likely to grimace and bear it. Why? More often than not, because we might fail or get rejected if we stay true to our conviction and take authentic action to disrupt the status quo. But it’s when authenticity and enthusiasm ooze from your every pore, that you become attractive and attract all the people and resources you need to succeed. When asked what’s the best piece of advice he’s ever given to his children, Roald Dahl replied, “Its so important to be an enthusiast in life. Above all become passionate. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” When it comes to their work, the likes of Branson, Buffet and Gates haven’t compromised. They’ve remained engrossed, bubbling with energy and enthusiasm. Criticism and failure have caused no more than a ripple in their teacup. And talking of tea, cakes with artificial cream, toast with artificial butter, plastic flowers, plastic people ….. Life’s too short.”

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It was Shad (Elf – fish) fever down at Umgeni River Mouth this morning. 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).

Canon South Africa 6D, 24-105mm, F11, 1/160, ISO 640

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β€” in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Rising Swell

“Without great solitude, no serious work is possible” – Picasso

This is the last of my shots of a recent sunrise shoot at Umgeni River Mouth in Durban South Africa.

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Canon South Africa 550D, 24-105 L lens: F9, ISO 200, 1/200 sec

β€” in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Umgeni Sunrise

“We all know hanging out with the right people is crucial to your growth.

The exchange of ideas, the networking opportunities, the opportunities to help.

Those all contribute to your growth but there’s also this invisible transfer of energy
that goes on as well.

Energy that continues to linger on within you after you meet with these people.

Energy that inspires you to do, to move, to push forward.

It’s something you can’t get on your own.

It’s something only a group made up of the right people can do for you” ~ Brian Kim

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