Umhlanga on the Rise

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” – Sir J. Lubbock

It’s guaranteed to be an awesome sunrise tomorrow morning (24 June 2016) at the beach. Probably not the clouds photographers would like, but crisp air and sun.

This photo was taken on Umhlanga Beach about 100 m south of Umhlanga Pier in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel on 16 June 2016 using a Canon South Africa G3X Powershot. 1/4 sec. F11. ISO 125. Small Joby GorillaPod.

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1st Scape with the G3X

“I wish Pooh were here. It’s so much more friendly with two” – Piglet (A.A. Milne)

Are you willing to be alone?

Ingrid Bacci says, “If you are afraid of being alone, you are dependent on others for your sense of self, and if you are dependent on others, you block your receptivity to inner guidance.

Being willing to be alone involves being willing to be different, to have commitments and values that don’t blend with any crowd.”

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Sunrise this morning Umhlanga Beach

Canon G3X, F11, ISO 125, 30 sec, Joby small tripod.

I need practice with the focusing – to find the optimum method as it’s different to my 6D & 550D

Beverly Hills 2016

So what did you do with your morning before work today?

Start your weekend before the weekend and maximise your happy time doing something you enjoy.

I took this photo on Thursday morning before work. There were loads of people walking on the promenade and a few fishing or just sitting / walking and contemplating.

All that was needed was for me to pack my camera, breakfast, lunch and work equipment the night before. In the morning I woke up at 05:00 and had a quick shave & shower. I was then off to Umhlanga to take photos.

I left Umhlanga before 08:00 for my work trip up the coast.

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F18, 4 sec, ISO 50 – Canon South Africa 6D fromOrms, 17-40mm lens.

At Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast with a view of Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks.

Umhlanga Yoga

“The more we give to others the happier we become. It can be as simple as a smile, a helping hand, a listening ear or a prayer. These little things can change a person’s entire life. There is always good even in what seems like the worst situation. That might not change the way you feel, but it will eventually be understood. You can find comfort in the fact that one day, that moment will be the reason you are where you are” ~ Suzanne Lamoutte

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I stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks last night (early September) with my family. We had a really scrumptious haute (high) tea in the afternoon followed by a nap in the air conditioned / spacious rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean. Last night we took a safe stroll from the hotel up to the village where there are so many restaurants to choose from. The vibe was electrifying (I suppose it helped we sat near a singing bunch of lads celebrating their mate’s upcoming wedding). It was a bit of a late night so it helped to shoot sunrise right in front of the hotel. From first light onwards you will find people exercising up and down the lengthy promenade. Fishermen occupy the beach and rocks throughout the night and into the next day. The Beverly Hills has something to offer everyone. The couple below reside in the area and the superfit gent is a lifesaver when not teaching yoga / life support (medic). PS: they are working on the pier so there was no opportunity to shoot my best hotel from the pier southwards.

Canon South Africa 6D, F11, 0.5 sec, ISO 100 & 1/200 sec, F4.5, ISO 1250 (flash)

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