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  • Offices Deserted

    Offices Deserted

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    Randomly chosen by fellow photographer Russel Harris from my Blue collection.
    Before 1Fox – The Sheds was hip and filled with good food there was just the derelict abandoned buildings of 14 Alexander Street.
    Today, it has been recycled and houses a food market, a micro brewery and much more.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/13sec, f/9, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos: 3
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity, Photomatix Pro, Color EFX Pro
    Taken: 18 January 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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  • At the feet of a majestic school

    At the feet of a majestic school

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    Randomly chosen by fellow photographer Cliff Featherstone from my Blue collection.
    It’s 7:10 in the morning.
    The sun has just risen.
    The English flag is bartered in the wind.
    It’s Sunday and the the question that I ask myself is: What am I doing back at school?
    Obviously, I am doing the only thing I would be doing at a school at that unholy time in the morning, I am photographing it.
    Welcome to St John’s College.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/80sec, f/14, ISO 200
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 28 September 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Wednesday, 7 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 166

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  • Ansteys Building Foyer

    Ansteys Building Foyer

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    Randomly chosen by my mother Claire Parent from my Blue collection.
    I restarted something I stopped doing about a year ago, asking people to randomly chose the next photos I will be posting.
    This forces me to think each time I post a photo as they often are from different shoot and eras.
    This one is from a photowalk back in January 2015, we covered central Johannesburg that day.
    One of the buildings, Mark Straw managed to get access to was the Ansteys Building, finished in 1937 of an Art Deco style.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/10sec, f/4, ISO 800
    Focal Length: 32mm
    35mm focal length: 48mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 18 January 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Tuesday, 6 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 219

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  • Anglo-Boer War Memorial

    Anglo-Boer War Memorial

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    South Africa has built a rich and varied history in its short existence.
    Unfortunately, a lot of the South African history is a dark one, this memorial remembers one of these dark times, the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, a time of holocaust a time of concentration camps.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
    Middle Settings: 1/30 sec, f/18, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 24mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 10 April 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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    Wednesday, 31 August 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 234

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  • Joburg sunset

    Joburg Sunset

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    Johannesburg’s air is always crisp after a good rain, that Saturday I was on the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre Tower and, unexpectedly, it rained.
    Johannesburg suddenly came alive as the sunset shown across web roads and roofs, a sight I had never had the pleasure of noticing before, one I will need to experience again.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
    Middle Settings: 1/25 sec, f/18, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 16mm
    Number of photos used: 7
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 20 August 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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    Tuesday, 30 August 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 208

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  • Voortrekker Monument at Sunset

    Voortrekker Monument at Sunset

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    Photo 9 the 2016 Collection

    With the coming Pretoria wide-angle photowalk, I thought it would be wise to scout the area and make sure everything was accessible, that there is enough subject matter to shoot and that we can get the sunset!

    It would have been nice to have clouds as clouds make for better sunsets but this image of the monument speaks for itself, I think we are going to have loads of fun.
    I am also practicing my Photoshop skills with a tablet, it is so much easier that a mouse.
    Layering 6 images manually is not the easiest thing in the world though.

    If you want to know more about the Voortrekker Monument please click here for the official site or here for Wikipedia

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
    Middle Settings: 1/8000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 105mm
    35mm focal length: 168mm
    Number of photos used: 5
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC 2015, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 30 April 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Monday, 2 May 2016 • Joburg Photowalkers • Views: 285

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  • Santarama Miniland

    Santarama Miniland

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    Photo 7 the 2016 Collection

    I love the derelict because it makes for good photography, but today I found myself ashamed of the derelict, I found myself shameful of being South African.
    You may think it is the politics of the last few days and you would be wrong in many ways.
    I was organizing a photo-walk with a challenge, 50mm shallow depth of field, I wanted everyone to have an opportunity to get it right with little effort so the rest was up to creativity.
    What a better place to do such a walk than a miniland full of historical building models?
    This is a tourist attraction on the famed red bus tour after all, though I was told that it had gone down I thought of it as it need a coat of pain, was I wrong!
    The place is a disgrace, it has not been maintained in so long it is literally falling apart, with an non-refundable entrance fee of R35 it is nothing short of grand theft.
    Johannesburg Tourism owe to look into this and Santarama should just close it or refurbish it.
    It is a petty because it is a good concept.
    This is one of the better looking models.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
    Middle Settings: 1/5000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 50mm
    35mm focal length: 80mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC 2016, Nik Color Efex Pro 4
    Taken: 6 April 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Thursday, 7 April 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 387

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  • Johannesburg City Hall

    Johannesburg City Hall

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    Photo 78 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Do I love a good dark sky…
    I am not going to bore you with the history of the Johannesburg City Hall, for that click this link.
    I am still learning to use digital blending, very counter intuitive but I like the results.
    The alignment is not perfect but I am relatively happy with the results.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: SONY Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: SONY E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Middle Settings: 1/100 sec, f/11, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No, I leaned hard on a pillar though
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 18 January 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Saturday, 24 October 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 648

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  • Germiston Fire Station (Back)

    Germiston Fire Station (Back)

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    Photo 73 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Being part of a group of photographers has its perks, certainly in this country, if only for the safety aspect.
    Joburg Photowalkers did a photo-drive around the Eastrand, that would be the eastern part of what most know as Johannesburg thought that would be incorrect as by the time you enter this area you have left the Johannesburg city limits.

    Here is a map of the trip

    The Germiston Fire Station, seen here from the back, is apparently going to be converted into a museum.
    A new state of the art station is being built right next to it.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 3
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro, Topaz Clarity
    Taken: 10 August 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Sunday, 6 September 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 523

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  • Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

    Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

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    Photo 64 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    On an Island such as Reunion where most of the coastal towns start with “Saint” it makes sense that there be a hoard of churches, this is Notre-Dame de la Delivrance in Saint-Denis.
    I sneaked this one in wist waiting for a service to finish.
    Next time I go, I will shoot more of these places of worship, from all backgrounds from churches to temples, they all have character.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/25 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 3
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, NIK Sharpner Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro
    Taken: 22 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Tuesday, 28 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 465

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