Category: Photography

Abstract Illuminated

Abstract Illuminated

When it comes to abstract art I am completely out of my depth, I just go “Wot?”, as you can imagine creating it is not forte.
But my wife, Geraldine, is natural at it, she will find the oddest, simplest, most out there things to photograph, things I would not even consider and illuminate them.
Though I edited this image, she shot it and her inspiration and creativity sits behind it.

Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2016

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Anglo-Boer War Memorial

Anglo-Boer War Memorial

South Africa has built a rich and varied history in its short existence.
Unfortunately, a lot of the South African history is a dark one, this memorial remembers one of these dark times, the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, a time of holocaust a time of concentration camps.

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Joburg sunset

Joburg Sunset

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.

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The rain cometh

It is Saturday evening and a few photographers have come together on the 50th floor of the Carlton Center and the weather is not playing nice.
Once a renowned and hip tourist attraction the “Top of Africa” is now a desert of derelict shops and restaurants.
It still holds one unique aspect, it is the highest publicly accessible point of Johannesburg City Center, that makes it attractive to any photographers.
This was the west view as we arrived.

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Lock Bridge

Hartbeespoort Bridge of Locks

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 here.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Grass

Grass

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 by Geraldine Parent © 2016

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