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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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  • 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

  • Santarama Miniland

    Santarama Miniland

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    Photo 7 the 2016 Collection

    I love the derelict because it makes for good photography, but today I found myself ashamed of the derelict, I found myself shameful of being South African.
    You may think it is the politics of the last few days and you would be wrong in many ways.
    I was organizing a photo-walk with a challenge, 50mm shallow depth of field, I wanted everyone to have an opportunity to get it right with little effort so the rest was up to creativity.
    What a better place to do such a walk than a miniland full of historical building models?
    This is a tourist attraction on the famed red bus tour after all, though I was told that it had gone down I thought of it as it need a coat of pain, was I wrong!
    The place is a disgrace, it has not been maintained in so long it is literally falling apart, with an non-refundable entrance fee of R35 it is nothing short of grand theft.
    Johannesburg Tourism owe to look into this and Santarama should just close it or refurbish it.
    It is a petty because it is a good concept.
    This is one of the better looking models.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
    Middle Settings: 1/5000 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, Photoshop CC 2016, Nik Color Efex Pro 4
    Taken: 6 April 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Thursday, 7 April 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 387

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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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  • 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: 647

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  • Born in the USA

    Born in the USA

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    Photo 46 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by editor extraordinaire Axel Bührmann from my Blue collection.
    Short of telling you it was manufactured in the United States of America and it was shot in the Franschhoek Motor Museum, I can’t say much.
    Except, I would not mind driving around with it on a leisurely Sunday by the beach…

    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: 17mm
    35mm focal length: 26mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Dfine 2, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 7 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Monday, 9 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 601

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  • Nostalgic car garage

    Nostalgic car garage

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    Photo 43 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by fellow photography enthusiast Cliff Featherstone from my Blue collection.
    Yet another hangar at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, each time I look at these photos I get nostalgic.
    Then again it might just be the music.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm 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: 21 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Friday, 6 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 630

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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: 679

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  • Nostalgia

    Nostalgia

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    Photo 28 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Nadine Stolk from my Blue collection.
    Imagine driving the streets of Joburg or Cape Town in this! Classic Mercedes-Benz Convertible!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/60sec, f/8, ISO 3200
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Dfine, Google NIK Silver Efex Pro.
    Taken: 21 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Monday, 19 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 525

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