• A different kind of update

    You may have noticed that I started disappearing in January of this year after launching a new blog and then that was it, no news on any platforms.
    I have had some activity a bit here and there on Facebook but that’s it.

    I thought I owed you an explanation, I gradually lost the use of my right hand, which incidentally is also my dominant hand, at this point, I have no function in my right hand whatsoever. This has caused many problems in both my career and my life as you can imagine, I will post more on these issues and how to overcome them as soon as I can.

    Right now, I can tell you that I’m not giving up on either the blogs, podcast or my photography, it’s just going to take me a little time to get back into the normal cadence of life, one with no function in a limb and where pain is a norm. Though I haven’t gotten to the point where I’ve given up on getting better and getting access to my hand again, the reality is I need to get moving with my life without it for now.

    I want to thank my family and friends, both close and far, for their incredible support but particularly my close family, my wife, my mother and my brother would have been there for me all the way, also Michelle, Martin, Vusi, Yogesh, and family and so many I am forgetting for the encouragement and support when I need it most. A special mention has to go to my occupational therapist Carin, without whom I would have a harder time dealing with this.

    What I can tell you, at this point in time, is that I am involved in various exciting projects, I can’t say much about them at this point but I will update you as soon as I can.

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    Monday, 22 May 2017 • Uncategorized • Views: 44

  • Yellow tailed wasp

    Yellow tailed wasp

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    I have some luck with flying insects lately, I do not even have to leave the confines of my garden.
    I unfortunately do not have a scientific name for this beauty, if you do please leave me a note and I’ll add it.
    Shot in my garden.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM on a Kenko Macro tubes
    Settings: 1/50sec, f/5.6, ISO 12800
    Focal Length: 170mm
    35mm focal length: 170mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 16 December 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Friday, 16 December 2016 • Daily Photo, From my Garden • Views: 213

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  • Xylocopa caffra

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    I started today’s shooting with an exercise in pure futility.

    An exercise in futility

    An exercise in futility

    I mounted a Canon EF 200mm f2.8 L to a Kenko Macro Extension Tube to a K&F Concept EF to NEX adapter to a Sony Alpha 6000…
    Being stuck at f/2.8 in manual does not help when trying to catch flying insects, in fact I would not recommend it to anyone but as I noted it was an exercise in futility, I just had to try.

    Onto today’s photo, this is the Xylocopa caffra also commonly known as the Carpenter Bee and this is a bee I would rather not argue with, large does not describe it, for a bee that is (2cm +)
    Shot in my garden.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    Settings: 250sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 220mm
    35mm focal length: 220mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 6 December 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Tuesday, 6 December 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 276

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  • Macaw Parrot

    Macaw parrot snapshot

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    One, if not my biggest, pet peeve in the photography space is: Because you are known as a photographer, snapshots will not do!
    But what if I wanted to share a memory, not a portfolio image?
    No you cannot and will not publish that, says the masses!

    So I am defying the masses, here is my macaw parrot snapshot!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
    Settings: 60sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 105mm
    35mm focal length: 168mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No, the road was stable enough.
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 5 November 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Sunday, 6 November 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 291

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