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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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    Sunday, 17 May 2015 • Daily Photo, Traveling • Views: 479

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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: 632

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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: 689

  • 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: 615

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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: 462

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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: 515

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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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    Thursday, 30 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 580

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  • Forest Bench

    Forest Bench

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    Photo 63 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    My wife and I were invited by friends to a picnic at Les Makes, it was a very unexpected event.
    The people of Reunion Island seem to love picnicking to the point where the forest has these benches scattered about, whether it is to do a barbeque or just chill everything is at your disposal.
    Even more surprising was the forest, dense and majestic, Reunion Island though a mere 63 kilometers long by 45 kilometers wide, smaller than the greater Johannesburg, has a vast landscape that ranges from mountain peaks at 3000m, desert plains and beaches, a true wonder of nature begging to be discovered.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/13 sec, f/10, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 18mm
    35mm focal length: 27mm
    Number of photos used: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, NIK Sharpner Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro
    Taken: 19 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Wednesday, 29 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 492

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  • Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

    Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

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    Photo 64 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    On an Island such as Reunion where most of the coastal towns start with “Saint” it makes sense that there be a hoard of churches, this is Notre-Dame de la Delivrance in Saint-Denis.
    I sneaked this one in wist waiting for a service to finish.
    Next time I go, I will shoot more of these places of worship, from all backgrounds from churches to temples, they all have character.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/25 sec, f/5.6, 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, NIK Sharpner Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro
    Taken: 22 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Tuesday, 28 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 449

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