Category: Photography

Kelp

Kelp

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Huguenot Memorial Museum

Photo 74 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

When walking around Franschhoek there are a few spot one cannot miss, this is one.
The mountain backdrop is typical of the Western Cape region, no mater where you point your camera the some are bound to be there.
You can find more information on the Huguenot Memorial Museum here.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Germiston Fire Station (Back)

Germiston Fire Station (Back)

Photo 73 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

Being part of a group of photographers has its perks, certainly in this country, if only for the safety aspect.
Joburg Photowalkers did a photo-drive around the Eastrand, that would be the eastern part of what most know as Johannesburg thought that would be incorrect as by the time you enter this area you have left the Johannesburg city limits.

The Germiston Fire Station, seen here from the back, is apparently going to be converted into a museum.
A new state of the art station is being built right next to it.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Haunted Bathroom

Haunted Bathroom at the Observatory

Photo 72 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

I am back after a sudden unplanned absence, a work project took all of my spare time and that was that, it is not over but I am starting to post again, probably not daily just yet but it will be more regular.
Today I got a few HDR related questions and a few hatred comments on HDR, I also saw that the HDR war is back on in social media.
When used for the “right” purpose with the “right” outcome in mind, HDR is a great tool to achieve a result that cannot be achieved in any other ways.
The Haunted Bathroom is such a case, this is a 7 photo HDR (maybe an overkill) plus blending and a filter for good measure.
My question to you is: Does it look wrong? If so why?

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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From a top a volcano

From a top a volcano

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Plaine des Osmondes

Plaine des Osmondes

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Le Piton de la Fournaise

Le Piton de la Fournaise

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Reunion in the mist

Forest in the mist

Photo 67 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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Enclos du Piton de la Fournaise

Enclos du Piton de la Fournaise

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.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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La Fenêtre

La Fenêtre

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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