Tag: Historical Building

At the feet of a majestic school

At the feet of a majestic school

Randomly chosen by fellow photographer Cliff Featherstone from my Blue collection.

It’s 7:10 in the morning.
The sun has just risen.
The English flag is bartered in the wind.
It’s Sunday and the the question that I ask myself is: What am I doing back at school?
Obviously, I am doing the only thing I would be doing at a school at that unholy time in the morning, I am photographing it.
Welcome to St John’s College.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Ansteys Building Foyer

Ansteys Building Foyer

Randomly chosen by my mother Claire Parent from my Blue collection.

I restarted something I stopped doing about a year ago, asking people to randomly chose the next photos I will be posting.
This forces me to think each time I post a photo as they often are from different shoot and eras.
This one is from a photowalk back in January 2015, we covered central Johannesburg that day.
One of the buildings, Mark Straw managed to get access to was the Ansteys Building, finished in 1937 of an Art Deco style.

Photograph by Pascal 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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Voortrekker Monument at Sunset

Voortrekker Monument at Sunset

Photo 9 the 2016 Collection

With the coming Pretoria wide-angle photowalkI thought it would be wise to scout the area and make sure everything was accessible, that there is enough subject matter to shoot and that we can get the sunset!

It would have been nice to have clouds as clouds make for better sunsets but this image of the monument speaks for itself, I think we are going to have loads of fun.
I am also practicing my Photoshop skills with a tablet, it is so much easier that a mouse.
Layering 6 images manually is not the easiest thing in the world though.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Kimberley Hole Tented Camp

Kimberley Hole Tented Camp

Photo 8 the 2016 Collection

As you walk into the “village” in Santarama Miniland the first thing presented to you it a replica of what the Kimberley Hole was like during the rush, tented camp and all.
Petty most of it is falling apart.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Johannesburg City Hall

Johannesburg City Hall

Photo 78 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

Do I love a good dark sky…
I am not going to bore you with the history of the Johannesburg City Hall, for that click this link.
I am still learning to use digital blending, very counter intuitive but I like the results.
The alignment is not perfect but I am relatively happy with the results.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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