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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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  • 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: 581

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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: 744

  • The black beaches of Saint Paul

    The black beaches of Saint Paul

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    Photo 60 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    I was a few thousand kilometers off my usual shooting grounds for 11 days. It was a very enlightening trip and I will return,
    I did no shoot as much as I wanted but I got great memories never the less. I will be posting them as I post-process.
    This is not far from my father-in-law’s house in Stain Paul on Reunion Island, the beach is an unusual black color, near surreal. on the far left you can see “Le Port”.

    On this trip, I decided to go light, in fact, very light. We left with 2 SONY ALPHA Mirrorless cameras (NEX-6 & 6000), 4 lenses, a Mefoto tripod, a Western Digital 1TB Wireless hard drive and an Ipad Mini 2. It was an experiment in minimalism, one I do not regret. I mostly shot with the Alpha 6000 and the 10-18mm f/4 lens. What I need to learn is to shoot far more often with my tripod.
    There is one irritation though, the final results are only visible back at home, the advantage of not spending time post-processing whilst on holiday is worth it.

    I am still experimenting and learning Photoshop manual blending, this one’s alignment is a little out, I was not able to fix it. I do better next time.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/800 sec, f/7.1, 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, NIK Color Efex Pro 4, Nik Sharpner Pro, Photomatix Pro.
    Taken: 22 April 2015

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Saturday, 25 April 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 569

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  • The decay of the Thomas T Tucker

    The decay of the Thomas T Tucker

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    Photo 44 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by good friend Roxanne Robertson-Coetzer from my Blue collection.
    The Thomas T Tucker on the Olifantsbos Shipwreck Trail gives so many photo opportunities, the ship is scatered on the beach having been moved by years of tides and storms.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/200sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Saturday, 7 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 534

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  • Cape Point Flora

    Cape Point Flora

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    Photo 39 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    I really am oblivious to the flora finer points but that looks like it was prickly.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony NEX 6
    Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/200sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2014

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    Monday, 26 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 653

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  • Angry seas

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    Photo 27 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Kirstin Garland from my Blue collection.
    The Cape of Storms gets angry, very angry. On this day it was a mild tampered child but angry never the less.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony NEX 6
    Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/500sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Sharpener Pro (RAW), Google NIK Dfine, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2015

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    Sunday, 18 January 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 561

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  • Cape of Storm's Moods

    Cape of Storm’s Moods

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    Photo 7 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Mark Straw from my Blue collection (Unedited and Unpublished).
    On the Olifantsbos Shipwreck Trail you will find the Thomas T Tucker or rather what is left of it, it has been there rusting since 1942.
    Shipwrecks are difficult to shoot mostly because the ship is scattered about and giving the right feel to it can be daunting. However, the weather was dark and favorable that day, showing the Cape of Storm’s (Cape of Good Hope) somber mood.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/500sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 24mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7, Photoshop CC 2014, Nik Dfine, Topaz Clarity, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Monday, 29 December 2014 • Daily Photo • Views: 1072

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