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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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  • 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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  • Enclos du Piton de la Fournaise

    Enclos du Piton de la Fournaise

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    Photo 67 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    From the trek up the volcano in the horizon sits le Pas de Bellecombe at 2311m in altitude, the plain below “Enclos du Piton de la Fournaise” a hundred meters below. You can also clearly see the white markings of the trail and cooled lava flows on either side.
    Not your average hike I can promise you.

    Reunion Island topology is hard to explain try looking at this for reference.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 5 (panoramic)
    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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    Saturday, 2 May 2015 • Daily Photo, Traveling • Views: 514

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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: 560

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  • Mountains, fields and ocean

    Mountains, fields and ocean

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    Photo 65 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Standing at Le Maïdo is breath taking, taking in the sight before you, incredible.
    Le Maïdo is situated on the central western side of the island of reunion, what you see past the mountains is the sugarcane field of the eastern side of the island and the glittering of Indian Ocean bellow the clouds.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/250 sec, f/13, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 70mm
    35mm focal length: 105mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 21 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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  • Piton de la Fournaise

    Piton de la Fournaise

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    Photo 61 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    It took a 9 hour round trip on an impossible terrain to get to the top of the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the top 3 most active volcanoes in the world!
    It was worth every bit of pain!

    In this photo you can see a cloud of dust, it is a land slide, one of 2 I saw whilst there.

    Some tips should you get the crazy idea to walk up there:

    • Take a lot of water with you, we went through 3 liters for 2 of us.
    • Take SPF 50 sunblock, apply generously every 2 hours or so.
    • Make sure you are physically fit to do the walk, it’s no ordinary hike.
    • Take food with you.
    • The average advertised time is 5 hours, the true time 7 hours, be ready for it.
    • The return trip ends with a stairway to hell!
    • Follow the path!
    • Make sure you have a comfortable but though walking shoe with high levels of grip.
    • Take and use hiking sticks.
    • You will need a hat, not a cap, a hat!

    And finally, do not forget your crazy, you will need it! A lot!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/25 sec, f/10, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 10mm
    35mm focal length: 15mm
    Number of photos used: 3
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC 2014, Topaz Clarity, Nik Sharpner Pro, Photomatix Pro.
    Taken: 17 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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