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  • Macaw Parrot

    Macaw parrot snapshot

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    One, if not my biggest, pet peeve in the photography space is: Because you are known as a photographer, snapshots will not do!
    But what if I wanted to share a memory, not a portfolio image?
    No you cannot and will not publish that, says the masses!

    So I am defying the masses, here is my macaw parrot snapshot!

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
    Settings: 60sec, f/4, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 105mm
    35mm focal length: 168mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No, the road was stable enough.
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 5 November 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Sunday, 6 November 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 347

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  • Purple Rain

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    The jacarandas in Johannesburg are a sight to see, the northern suburbs of the city turn purple with these majestic trees.
    This, from end of October the the firs few weeks of November, is the season.
    We call it purple rain season and you can see why.
    Interesting fact: The Jacaranda is not native to South Africa or Africa for that matter, even if our capital city Pretoria is widely known for it. The tree is native of Central and South America.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 70D
    Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
    Settings: 160sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 40mm
    35mm focal length: 64mm
    Number of photos: 1
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No, the road was stable enough.
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC
    Taken: 5 November 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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    Saturday, 5 November 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 317

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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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    Friday, 16 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 329

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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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    Wednesday, 14 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 258

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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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    Sunday, 11 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 326

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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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    Thursday, 8 September 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 204

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  • Joburg sunset

    Joburg Sunset

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    Johannesburg’s air is always crisp after a good rain, that Saturday I was on the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre Tower and, unexpectedly, it rained.
    Johannesburg suddenly came alive as the sunset shown across web roads and roofs, a sight I had never had the pleasure of noticing before, one I will need to experience again.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
    Middle Settings: 1/25 sec, f/18, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 16mm
    35mm focal length: 16mm
    Number of photos used: 7
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: Yes
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom CC, Photoshop CC, Photomatix Pro
    Taken: 20 August 2016

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

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    Tuesday, 30 August 2016 • Daily Photo • Views: 252

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  • Born in the USA

    Born in the USA

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    Photo 46 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by editor extraordinaire Axel Bührmann from my Blue collection.
    Short of telling you it was manufactured in the United States of America and it was shot in the Franschhoek Motor Museum, I can’t say much.
    Except, I would not mind driving around with it on a leisurely Sunday by the beach…

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS
    Settings: 1/60sec, f/8, ISO 2000
    Focal Length: 17mm
    35mm focal length: 26mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Photoshop CC 2014, Google NIK Dfine 2, Topaz Clarity.
    Taken: 7 July 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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    Monday, 9 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 631

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  • The Block House

    The Anglo-Boer War blockhouse

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    Photo 38 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by Kim Brown from my Blue collection.
    This Anglo-Boer War blockhouse is prominently situated on a low rise a few hundred meters to the north of the main road from Alberton to Vereeniging, a few kilometers south of the point where that road is joined by the road from Johannesburg.
    From Wikipedia

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000)
    Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro
    Settings: 1/1000sec, f/8, ISO 100
    Focal Length: 30mm
    35mm focal length: 45mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1
    Taken: 21 December 2014

    Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2014

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    Tuesday, 3 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 512

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  • Textures in the rust

    Textures in the rust

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    Photo 34 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

    Randomly chosen by neighbor Andrew Stevenson from my Blue collection.
    Rust always makes for good textures, this was shot at the scene of a ship wreck on the Olifantsbos Shipwreck Trail at Cape Point nature reserve.

    Photograph Information

    Camera: Sony Alpha NEX-6
    Lens: Sony E 30mm f/3.5 MACRO
    Settings: 0.8sec, f/13, ISO 200
    Focal Length: 11mm
    35mm focal length: 16mm
    Filter: No
    Flash: No
    Tripod: No
    Software: Photoshop Ligthroom 5.7.1, Google Nik Sharpener Pro.
    Taken: 19 July 2014

    Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2015

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    Sunday, 1 February 2015 • Daily Photo • Views: 841

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