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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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  • Grass

    Grass

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    Photo 10 the 2016 Collection

    Wide-angle photography is not easy, sure when it is a landscape or cityscape, point, frame, shoot and voila!
    But there is so much more to it than that, the finer details, the wide scope of life and more, much more.
    My wife, Geraldine, is so good at finding these, I often think she is a natural. She will deny it but she does have an eye for it.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Middle Settings: 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 18mm
    35mm focal length: 27mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 30 April 2016

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2016

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    Tuesday, 3 May 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 249

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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: 255

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  • Kelp

    Kelp

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    Randomly chosen by fellow Joburg Photowalker Diana Lynne Sanderson from my Blue collection.

    Photo 75 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Somewhere on the Olifantsbos Shipwreck Trail my wife, Geraldine, knelt and started shooting kelp on the beach, it was drizzling and we nearly cancelled the photowalk.
    This is how it starts, vision, I have never been able to see like she does, I doubt I ever will.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Elbow
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2015

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    Tuesday, 8 September 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 522

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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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    Saturday, 16 May 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 513

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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: 615

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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: 662

  • Reunion in the mist

    Forest in the mist

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    Photo 68 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    The day we went to the “Foret Domaniale des Makes” the mist was present, I did not realize until then how much it could change the mood and perseption of a single photo.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/100 sec, f/13, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photophop cc
    Taken: 19 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Sunday, 3 May 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 592

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  • La Fenêtre

    La Fenêtre

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    Photo 66 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Overlooking le Cirque de Cilaos from La Fenêtre at Les Makes at about 1600 meters above sea level is intimidating at best, knowing that there is a cool 1000 meters fall before you makes you feel a little off your game, particularly if all you see is a blanket of grey.
    Luckily enough, we had the chance to see what was bellow that blanket, it did not last long.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/2500 sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Number of photos used: 4 (panoramic)
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photophop cc
    Taken: 19 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Friday, 1 May 2015 • Daily Photo, Traveling • Views: 493

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