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  • Cape Town 180 degrees

    Cape Town 180 degrees

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    This is the last image (See what I just did? I called it an image, just for the purists!), from my Cape Town trip.
    This image stretches from Green Point on the left to Table Mountain on the right and the City of Cape Town in the middle, clearly seen is the table-cloth running down Table Mountain one of the “new” 7 wonders of nature.

    I had everything planned and it showed. Well not everything, the clouds and the freezing cold wind that made me wish I had a beanie were far from planned.
    The point I am trying to make is, planning helps, more so when you have limited time at a location.
    When travelling, take your tripod, camera and a couple of lenses and plan what you will be shooting. Check the weather, sunrise and sunset times, how long to get there, where to shoot from, will you need a beanie?
    I take my 24mm pancake everywhere, it is often accompanied by the 10-18mm and when I can a 24-105 or equivalent.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
    Settings: 10sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 18mm
    35mm focal length: 29mm
    Number of photos: 5
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 8 September 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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  • From Green Point to Boubergstrand

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    What gets more complicated than an HDR?
    In my books, a blue hour panoramic scene with moving clouds, the conditions keep changing by the second. In this case, I was very conservative and decided that a 2 photo panoramic would do, since each was 30 seconds I really did not know if it was going to work.
    It did!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
    Settings: 30sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 16mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 8 September 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Wednesday, 14 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 228

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  • Cape Town by night

    Cape Town by night

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    Lately, I have been attracted to night lights, I was down in the fair city of Cape Town and planned to shoot for the top of Signal Hill, which as this photo and the next 2 will profess, I did. This was not without some challenges. Little di I know it was going to be freezing up there, I had a jacket but nothing to cover my ears, this resulted in an unpleasant experience.
    The results were worth it, though.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
    Settings: 30sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 16mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 8 September 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Sunday, 11 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 299

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  • Beach drama at Cape Point

    Beach drama at Cape Point

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    Randomly chosen by fellow photographer and Joburg Photowalker Palesa Diale from my Blue collection.
    On the day this photo was shot the Cape of Storms lived up to it’s reputation.
    It was stormy and cold but we braved it all and came away with the goods.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony-Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/800sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Thursday, 8 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 192

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  • Kelp

    Kelp

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    Randomly chosen by fellow Joburg Photowalker Diana Lynne Sanderson from my Blue collection.

    Photo 75 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Somewhere on the Olifantsbos Shipwreck Trail my wife, Geraldine, knelt and started shooting kelp on the beach, it was drizzling and we nearly cancelled the photowalk.
    This is how it starts, vision, I have never been able to see like she does, I doubt I ever will.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Elbow
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2015

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    Tuesday, 8 September 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 581

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  • Squirrel!

    Squirrel!

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    Photo 59 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    I just knew you all wanted a squirrel from Companies Garden in Cape Town, I just knew.
    The next 12 days are going to be rather interesting I am off to Reunion Island, if you don’t know where that is click here, in short it’s off the coast of Africa (way off) in the Indian Ocean past Madagascar and is situated in France, yep it is an overseas department of France and in the infamous Euro zone. Weird I know!
    Loads of shooting on the agenda and hopefully loads of good photos and stories to share!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, NIK Color Efex Pro 4.
    Taken: 23 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Sunday, 12 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 713

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  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

    Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

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    Photo 48 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Kirstin Garland from my Blue collection.
    Drool, this Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing should be in my garage, what is not to like about it?
    Why does it HAVE TO sit in a museum? Why?
    It is part of the Franschhoek Motor Museum’s collection.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/60sec, f/8, ISO 2000
    Focal Length: 13mm
    35mm focal length: 17mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Dfine 2.
    Taken: 21 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 667

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  • Angry seas

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    Photo 27 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Kirstin Garland from my Blue collection.
    The Cape of Storms gets angry, very angry. On this day it was a mild tampered child but angry never the less.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony NEX 6
    Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/500sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Sharpener Pro (RAW), Google NIK Dfine, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2015

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    Sunday, 18 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 561

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  • Nothing wasted

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    Photo 26 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by fellow Joburg Photowalker Craig Nicholson from my Blue collection.
    The Cape Town Waterfront is full of wonders, old structures given new life, I was wandering what the silos may become.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/500sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Sharpener Pro (RAW), Google NIK Dfine, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 23 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Saturday, 17 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 738

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  • Dry Dock

    Dry Dock

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    Photo 23 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by my mother Claire Parent from my Blue collection.
    The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a well known and visited tourist attraction and shopping center in the heart of the functional Cape Town harbor.
    I find this odd simply because of a small legality, as I understand it, you can be arrested for taking photographs of any port authority controlled areas under South African law, imagine trying to enforce that law there…
    This is the Werkendam, I assume a fishing boat of sorts, though I doubt it was doing any fishing that day.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/160sec, f/7,1, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 18mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Photomatix Pro, Google NIK Sharpener Pro (RAW).
    Taken: 23 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Wednesday, 14 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 776

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