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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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  • 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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  • Kimberley Hole Tented Camp

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    Photo 8 the 2016 Collection

    As you walk into the “village” in Santarama Miniland the first thing presented to you it a replica of what the Kimberley Hole was like during the rush, tented camp and all.
    Petty most of it is falling apart.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
    Middle Settings: 1/8000 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
    Taken: 6 April 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Friday, 8 April 2016 • Traveling • Views: 313

  • 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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  • Huguenot Memorial Museum

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    Randomly chosen by good friend and fellow photography enthusiast Andrew Stevenson from my Blue collection.

    Photo 74 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    When walking around Franschhoek there are a few spot one cannot miss, this is one.
    The mountain backdrop is typical of the Western Cape region, no mater where you point your camera the some are bound to be there.
    You can find more information on the Huguenot Memorial Museum here.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/125 sec, f/11, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 35mm
    35mm focal length: 52mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Does the floor count?
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 21 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Monday, 7 September 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 473

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  • Standard Bank Chambers

    Standard Bank Chambers

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    Photo 58 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Once the in the buzz of Johannesburg’s financial district, now an old section of town the Standard bank Chambers (1908) is a sealed up building.
    A good candidate for the rejuvenation efforts.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/4000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
    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, Photomatix Pro, NIK Color Efex Pro 4.
    Taken: 18 January 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Saturday, 11 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 705

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  • St John’s College

    St John’s College

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    Photo 42 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Shantal Hardy from my Blue collection.
    The view from St John’s College’s sports grounds, Sir Herbert Baker’s style very visible on the left and 70’s follows on the right.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/800sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 32mm
    35mm focal length: 48mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Topaz Clarity, Goggle NIK Sharpener Pro.
    Taken: 28 September 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Thursday, 5 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 1261

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  • The Block House

    The Anglo-Boer War blockhouse

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    Photo 38 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Kim Brown from my Blue collection.
    This Anglo-Boer War blockhouse is prominently situated on a low rise a few hundred meters to the north of the main road from Alberton to Vereeniging, a few kilometers south of the point where that road is joined by the road from Johannesburg.
    From Wikipedia

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/1000sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    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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    Tuesday, 3 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 477

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