Sigma South Africa, by giving me the 10-20 lens once again, has set the photo monster loose!
I’ve straightened some of the buildings and left others skew on purpose. As you can see I’ve gone big on the colour. Settings F10, ISO 100, 1/30 sec
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— at Wilson’s Wharf.
“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved” ~ Erich Fromm
Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, Canon EF 17–40mm lens F7.1, 1/60 sec, ISO 320, handheld, firing Yongnuo store flash from CameraStuff: on tripod off camera aiming at red yacht smile emoticon lol (having fun).
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain
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— at Royal Natal Yacht Club.
Although I sat drinking my coffee this morning and contemplating for 30 min up until 05:30 over Canon 6D or 550D, 50mm 1.8, 17-40, 24-105, flash or not, Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks beach, Durban Surf surfers off North Beach or Moyo beach, I still ended up taking a knife to a gunfight!
As I drove away from my house I saw the pinks and oranges coming. I still had hope. Once I reach the Point Yacht Club and scouted around Royal Natal Yacht Club I thought “Oh Shi!@#$%^&*!!!”. My 6D and 17-40mm was what I should have had with me.
My poor old 550D tried its best to shoot handheld at ISO 800, something I take for granted on the 6D, but the first load of shots didn’t make the initial post-processing. Luckily I burnt up an 8GB card so the end shots with more light were a little better.
Canon South Africa 550D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens ISO 800, AV, speeds 1/200 – 250 sec, handheld, 4 portrait images stitched in PS. The 550 and 50mm 1.8 is a really entry-level kit but it continues to surprise me.
After my mobile phone photo last week, a suggestion by Brian, the Canon South Africa Roadshow yesterday, and motivation by Lee Slabber, I gave the Canon EF 17–40mm lens a run this morning in the CBD and then at Wilson’s Wharf (not my usual seascapes). Bent building, oily water, no meaningful crop – but I love it.
Canon 6D from Orms, F9, 1/640 sec, ISO 100. Vertical pano stitch in PS.
— in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
“I survived because the fire inside burned brighter than the fire around me. Waging war against good people is bad for the soul. This may not seem important to you now, but it’s the most important thing I’ve said. In a world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that, in the end, there is light in the darkness.” ~ Joshua Graham
The accompanying photo “I Survived” (with proof that there is light in the darkness 😉 ) was posted earlier than intended after I saw the JG quote last night (09 April 2015) on clarity.advising on Instagram.
Also, two friends especially enjoyed the JG and Lenny K quotes so I found one more apt JG quote, which I placed above and have included my all-time fave below:
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, 17-40mm L, F11, 6 sec, ISO 50
3 April 2015, 06:04, Point Yacht Club
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