Sunday, March 18, 2012

Project 366 (2012) - Week 10

Thanda in the aviary at the New Germany Nature Reserve
70/366: Summer Clothes

Fountains on the Durban Beachfront
69/366: Paint The Sky

Thanda trying to put her chair on the table
68/366: Thanda Lifting Her Chair

One of the many shopping centres in Hillcrest
67/366: Hillcrest

Thandas toy doggy
66/366: Thandas Doggy

Diesel sorting through the post while listening to music
65/366: Diesel Sorting The Post

A rainy Sunday morning
64/366: Sunday Rainy Sunday

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Out Of Photoshop Denial

The past half dozen years I have as a rule been doing very little post processing on my photographs. My thinking being that if it's a good picture to start with, it will not need any enhancing. A couple of weeks back though I was looking at some of my older shots and thinking that out of the camera they are no where near as dramatic as they were in real life. Then the realisation came that I do in fact need to do something to many of my photographs not because they're bad pictures (though they might well be) but because I'm not seeing their full potential which a bit of tickling in Photoshop can bring out.

Anyway here are a few shots from the past several years I have been playing with the last few weeks. The first one was shot in Mpumalanga in 2006 on my Honeymoon. a similar un-enhanced shot gained hardly any attention on Flickr while this one has become one of my most popular images on that site.
A Road Somewhere In Mpumalanga

A View of Florence taken in 2005.

The Durban Beachfront


Durban North Beach
'Can You Hear Us?'

Karklood Falls
Karkloof Falls

Near Currys Post in the Natal Midlands
Near Currys Post

Old Durban Airport
The Arrival

Dargles in the Natal Midlands
From The Mountain

Project 366 (2012) - Week 9

The 9th week of my photo a day for all 366 days of 2012.

Thanda & her granny
63/366: Thanda & Granny

Type face
62/366: Type Face

61/366: Jiggery-pokery

60/366: Dischem Aisle

Finally getting to watch the Daytona 500 on a Tuesday night
59/366: Ready For The Start Of The Daytona 500

Sweet potatoes
58/366: Sweet Potatoes

Thanda & Tracy having fun in the pool
57/366: Thanda Having Fun In The Pool

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Project 366 (2012) - Week 8

Instead of posting a picture everyday on this blog for my Project 366, I'm now going to do weekly posts of that weeks seven shots.

Thanda hugging the cooler box
50/366: Thanda Showing The Cooler Box Some Love

Self portrait in the bath tub
51/366: In The Tub

Cash Converters store in Pinetown
52/366: Cash Converters

The place where I work
53/366: Foto First Hillcrest Store Front

Children's playground
54/366: Playground

Cheese Stick from Pick 'n Pay
55/366: Cheese Stick

Westmead Industrial Estate
56/366: Westmead Industrial Estate