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.
Randomly chosen by fellow UK photographer Kim Brown from my Blue collection.
Sunrises and sunset alike are funny things, one day they will be the most beautiful thing on earth, the next plain as can be.
On this day it was just a vaguely interesting sunrise behind a lot of clouds.
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.
It is Saturday evening and a few photographers have come together on the 50th floor of the Carlton Center and the weather is not playing nice.
Once a renowned and hip tourist attraction the “Top of Africa” is now a desert of derelict shops and restaurants.
It still holds one unique aspect, it is the highest publicly accessible point of Johannesburg City Center, that makes it attractive to any photographers.
This was the west view as we arrived.
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
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.
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.
I am back after a sudden unplanned absence, a work project took all of my spare time and that was that, it is not over but I am starting to post again, probably not daily just yet but it will be more regular.
Today I got a few HDR related questions and a few hatred comments on HDR, I also saw that the HDR war is back on in social media.
When used for the “right” purpose with the “right” outcome in mind, HDR is a great tool to achieve a result that cannot be achieved in any other ways.
The Haunted Bathroom is such a case, this is a 7 photo HDR (maybe an overkill) plus blending and a filter for good measure.
My question to you is: Does it look wrong? If so why?
I was a few thousand kilometers off my usual shooting grounds for 11 days. It was a very enlightening trip and I will return,
I did no shoot as much as I wanted but I got great memories never the less. I will be posting them as I post-process.
This is not far from my father-in-law’s house in Stain Paul on Reunion Island, the beach is an unusual black color, near surreal. on the far left you can see “Le Port”.
On this trip, I decided to go light, in fact, very light. We left with 2 SONY ALPHA Mirrorless cameras (NEX-6 & 6000), 4 lenses, a Mefoto tripod, a Western Digital 1TB Wireless hard drive and an Ipad Mini 2. It was an experiment in minimalism, one I do not regret. I mostly shot with the Alpha 6000 and the 10-18mm f/4 lens. What I need to learn is to shoot far more often with my tripod.
There is one irritation though, the final results are only visible back at home, the advantage of not spending time post-processing whilst on holiday is worth it.
I am still experimenting and learning Photoshop manual blending, this one’s alignment is a little out, I was not able to fix it. I do better next time.