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  • Scene from Deneysville

    Scene from Deneysville

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    Photo 56 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Scene from Deneysville on the Vaal Dam, picturesque don’t you think?

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/320 sec, f/9, 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, Google Nik EFex Pro 4.
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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  • Prickly in green

    Prickly in green

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    Photo 40 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Yesterday’s flower looked like it was once prickly, this one was a pure affirmation.
    I found it growing near the “Welcome to the Free State” sign by the Vaal Dam, luckily no one asked for my passport and the day when on merely.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony NEX 6
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/160sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 51mm
    35mm focal length: 76mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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  • Walking Dead Petrol Station

    Walking Dead Petrol Station

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    Photo 36 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Back on the fictitious set of The Walking Dead somewhere in the Free State and I could not even fill my tank, well then next stop had to do.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
    Middle Settings: 1/25sec, f/18, ISO 100
    Brackets: 7
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1
    Taken: 10 January 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Saturday, 24 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 575

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  • Lots of motorbikes

    Lots of motorbikes

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    Photo 33 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by marketing wizard Roxanne Coetzer from my Blue collection.
    I published a shot of the Deneysville motorbike museum before, here is a better view of the “back” part of the informal museum.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 0.6 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No, leaned on a bench
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Google Nik Sharpner Pro, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Tuesday, 20 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 628

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  • Bike Museum

    Motorbike Museum

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    Photo 15 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by my mom Claire Parent from my Blue collection.
    The little town of Deneysville on the Vaal Dam has a motorbike museum hidden in a popular bed and breakfast, though I think it’s the bar…
    It’s hard to believe but it’s true and there is a lot of them too.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/320 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No, leaned on a bench
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Tuesday, 6 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 592

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  • Deneysville Marina

    Deneysville Marina

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    Photo 9 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by the so ever helpful Jacques Marchand from my Blue collection (Unedited and Unpublished).
    I found this panoramic view of the Deneysville Marina on the Vaal Dam is rather peculiar and colorful, from the brown of the dam to the blue skies and the striking green in the marina.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Middle Settings: 250 sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Brackets: 3
    Panorama Section: 5
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7, Photoshop CC 2014, Nik Dfine, Topaz Clarity, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Wednesday, 31 December 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 777

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  • Once a dinning room

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    Photo 8 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by the unmistakable and always smiling Gail Scott Wilson from my Blue collection (Unedited and Unpublished).
    As I said before, walking around in an abandoned resort is eery but it has it’s rewards, this appeared to be the common dinning room, as it was part of the kitchen building. Seeing the roof in such a good state was very surprising.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM
    Middle Settings: 1 sec, f/18, ISO 100
    Brackets: 7
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 16mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7, Photoshop CC 2014, Nik Dfine, Topaz Clarity, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Tuesday, 30 December 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 680

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  • Abandoned Holiday Resort

    Abandoned Holiday Resort

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    Photo 2 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Had you told me that I would one day walk on a perfect set for an episode of the Walking Dead I would have laughed at you.
    It was an eery and unsettling experience, all we needed was a few undead and there it would have been.
    As urban (in this case not so urban) exploration goes this has topped my list.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L
    Middle Settings: 1/6sec, f/18, ISO100
    Number of brackets: 7
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7, Topaz Clarity, Photoshop CC 2014, Photomatix Pro.
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 817

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  • Vaaldam

    On the Vaal dam

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    Photo 1 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    After a month of absence plagued with PC issues, health issues, project issues and other I am back.
    Today sees the beginning of my 365 photos for the 2015 Collection, warning this is not a 365 day challenge though the intention is to publish one photo a day, I already know this might not be possible.
    Today’s photo is of the Vaal dam, taken from the Deneysville Marina. I was looking for a summer loo, the structure cough my attention as it is unusual.
    If anyone can tell me what it is, please do.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/200sec, f/9, ISO100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.6, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Tuesday, 23 December 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 915

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  • Stormfront

    Stormfront

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    I was driving to Cape Town when I saw the scene in my mirror. I stopped on the side of the highway, which woke up my wife, and leisurely took a few photos. It was somewhere in the middle of nowhere on a dark day (Also known as the Free State) just pas Bloemfontein.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/250 sec, f/11, ISO100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm Focal Length: 24mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.6, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 12 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Saturday, 27 September 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 662

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