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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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  • 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 at the train station

    Sunday at the train station

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    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.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/3sec, f/11, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Number of photos: 3
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 18 January 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Friday, 9 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 213

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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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  • 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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  • From a top a volcano

    From a top a volcano

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    Photo 71 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Everyone, gets to the top of the volcano trail and is left in awe from the sight of the cone and then you turn around and even a grander sight awaits you!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/250 sec, f/10, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 6
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 17 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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  • Plaine des Osmondes

    Plaine des Osmondes

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    Photo 70 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Yet another panoramic view from Le Piton de la Fournaise.
    We were concerned about the accumulation of clouds but these tend to evaporate quickly over the intense heat of the Plaine des Osmondes.
    The black solidified lava flows heat up and literally cause an updraft.
    Unfortunately the volcano was very quiet whilst we were there, so I could not shoot an active lava flow.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 4
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 17 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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  • Le Piton de la Fournaise

    Le Piton de la Fournaise

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    Photo 69 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Standing on top of Pas de Bellecombe the Piton de la Fournaise looks so diminutive, don’t be fouled it’s anything but!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/400 sec, f/10, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 5
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photophop cc
    Taken: 17 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Tuesday, 5 May 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 673

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  • A calm day at Cap Méchant

    When I got to Cap Méchant two things crossed my mind, keep the camera dry and how am I going to photograph this? Oh and keep the camera dry, obviously.
    The awesome power of the Indian Ocean is difficult to capture as a photograph, the movement of the water difficult to show, the only way I could think of capturing it was using video.

    Video Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Tripod: yes
    Software: Microsoft Movie Maker
    Taken: 14 April 2015

    Video by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Monday, 4 May 2015 • Video • Views: 744