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  • Lock Bridge

    Hartbeespoort Bridge of Locks

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    Photo 11 the 2016 Collection

    I have been shooting a lot with the Canon EOS 70D paired with either the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4 IS STM or the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM.
    I must admit that the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM has taken residence on my Canon EOS 70D, it’s dimunitive compact size is ideal for the kind of shooting I do.
    This is the lock bridge at The French Toast Coffee Cafe in Hartbeespoort, more about the cafe that was a movie set here.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
    Middle Settings: 1/6400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320
    Focal Length: 24mm
    35mm focal length: 38.4mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 16 June 2016

    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: 301

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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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  • Golden Gun Barrels

    Golden Gun Barrels

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    Photo 4 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    The gun barrels of a plane.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Lensbaby Composer Pro with Lensbaby Sweet 35
    Settings: 1/100sec, f/2, ISO 1000
    Focal Length: 35mm
    35mm focal length: 52.5mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.
    Taken: 6 September 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2014

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    Friday, 26 December 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 965

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  • Propeller

    Propeller

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    I got challenged on Facebook to post a mono picture each day for five days and nominate someone else to do the same each day by Axel Bührmann.
    Challenge accepted and here is my first, Propeller and I thus challenge good friend Andrew Stevenson to post a mono picture each day for five days and nominate someone else to do the same each day.
    I think this is a great idea to get the creative juices going…

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic
    Settings: 1/100sec, f/2.5, ISO1600
    Focal Length: 35mm
    35mm focal length: 53mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.6, Google NIK Silver Efex Pro.
    Taken: 6 September 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Tuesday, 4 November 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 769

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  • Patsy Dawn

    Patsy Dawn

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    I went for a training day at AFB Swartkop, I missed it all but since we were there we took a walk around, this was Pasty Dawn.
    Don’t ask me what Patsy Dawn was I don’t know but I think my wife caught her spirit.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic
    Settings: 1/125sec, f/2.5, ISO250
    Focal Length: 35mm
    35mm focal length: 53mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.6, Photoshop CC, NIK Define, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 6 September 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2014

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    Monday, 27 October 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 733

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  • Benches of Pretoria

    Benches of Pretoria

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    Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-5
    Lens: SONY E18-55mm f/3.5-56 OSS
    Settings:  1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO400
    Focal Length: 36mm
    35mm Focal Length: 54mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.6, Topaz Clarity.
    Photograph by Pascal Parent
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    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 746

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  • Honey Bee

    Honey Bee

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    Camera: SONY Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: SONY E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS
    Settings: 1/3200 sec, f/7.1, ISO100
    Focal Length: 210 mm
    35mm focal length: 315mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.6, Topaz Clarity.
    Photograph by Pascal Parent
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    Saturday, 13 September 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 775

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