Category: Photography

Mountains, fields and ocean

Mountains, fields and ocean

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Forest Bench

Forest Bench

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

Notre-Dame de la Delivrance

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 by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Fishes of Saint-Gilles

Fishes of Saint-Gilles

Photo 62 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
These are fresh out of the water, there was a whole school of them trapped in the port, this attracted fishermen.
They would have been served that evening for dinner.

Photograph by Geraldine Parent © 2015

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Piton de la Fournaise

Piton de la Fournaise

Photo 61 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
It took a 9 hour round trip on an impossible terrain to get to the top of the Piton de la Fournaise, one of the top 3 most active volcanoes in the world!
It was worth every bit of pain!

In this photo you can see a cloud of dust, it is a land slide, one of 2 I saw whilst there.

Click on the link above for the tips should you get the crazy idea to walk up there.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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The black beaches of Saint Paul

The black beaches of Saint Paul

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”.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Squirrel!

Squirrel!

Photo 58 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
I just knew you all wanted a squirrel from Companies Garden in Cape Town, I just knew.
The next 12 days are going to be rather interesting I am off to Reunion Island, if you don’t know where that is click here.
Loads of shooting on the agenda and hopefully loads of good photos and stories to share!

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Standard Bank Chambers

Standard Bank Chambers

Photo 58 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
Once the in the buzz of Johannesburg’s financial district, now an old section of town the Standard bank Chambers (1908) is a sealed up building.
A good candidate for the rejuvenation efforts.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Sun rays over Midrand

Sun rays over Midrand

Photo 57 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…
This one is for all my Muslim friends on this Friday you have beautiful places of worship if Nizamiye Turkish Masjid is to go by, Insha’Allah.
Shot during sunset at the Nizamiye Turkish Masjid which can be seen in the window’s reflections.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Scene from Deneysville

Scene from Deneysville

Photo 56 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
Scene from Deneysville on the Vaal Dam, picturesque don’t you think?

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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