Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

The theme for the Photo Challenge this week is “Saturated”.

Here are a few of my favourite “Saturated” images that I’ve captured over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Your comments and feedback are always appreciated.

Saturated Sunset: Fantastic sunset on the eve of a birthday party for a friend at the Dolphin Crest Guest House in La Lucia. I particularly love the two silhouettes that appear to be taking in the breath-taking view from the roof. Truth be told, the silhouettes were actually looking at the ocean behind me.

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Soaring Eagle: I must have taken about 200 photos of this majestic bird of prey while at the Falcon Ridge Birds of Prey show while on holiday in Central Drakensberg earlier this year. The birds are amazing creatures and truly formidable predators who also carry themselves with surprising grace that belies their ferocity.

Eagle in Flight

Fantasy View: A composite image you say? Not at all! This is the view of two “Puddles” and the surrounding mountains from a Look-out Point at Champagne Castle Hotel. This view marks the start of many exciting and challenging hiking trails that lead off the Hotel grounds and into the wilderness.

Home in the Range

Seeds of Life:  The potential of life curled up and waiting to spring forth in the Urban Jungle of Umhlanga.

Seeds

Calabash Electricity: What a novel idea! I was tickled pink by this understated piece at a Zulu Cultural Village in upper Kwa-Zulu Natal. Taken many years ago on a family vacation, when I first got my Sony Alpha 200.

Rondaval Electricity

Wired Temple: At the end of last year I was asked to photograph a concert for the Band; Wired Temple, entitled “A Wired Christmas”. Mentioned in my earlier post “Band Shoot: Wired Temple Promo” These are a few images of the stage during the light check before the main event and of the artists during the concert.

Purple StageBathed in LightWired Temple GuitarThe reasonBathed in Light2Empty StageBefore the Show

Graffiti: Talented graffiti artists work on the walls of the BAT Centre.

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Let me know what you think!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

For this Week’s Challenge I had to delve into some deep and dark disk space. Alas, my questing is at an end! I have finally found the perfect picture that captured a surprising moment for me.

This photograph is of my cousin, at his fathers’ 55th Birthday party. I have titled it “Zombie Tiki Boy”, and this is its origin.

It was my intention to sneak up on him (my cousin, not his father) for a candid, while he was preparing lovely tropical “refreshments” for the many party guests…Suddenly, he whirled around and struck this pose. I was so surprised, my camera almost landed in a vat of juice.

This image was captured, as my heart stopped. I only wish someone had been around to capture my expression, I’m told that it was “priceless”.

Band Shoot: Wired Temple Promo

I had the good fortune of being invited to shoot some promo images for Wired Temple’s concert “A Wired Christmas” on the 15 Dec 2012 at 560 South Gate in Phoenix at 19:00.

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Check out their A Wired Christmas 2012 Promo video:

“Local rock outfit Wired Temple will be performing classic and contemporary Christmas tracks that will engage the whole family. Sound, lights, production is promising to make sure a wonderful time of spreading the cheer this Christmas.”
Video by Shurvir Harrilal.
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Wired Temple are a Christian Rock Band based in Phoenix, South Africa. The band consists of two sets of brothers:
  1. Bradley – Bass Guitar (far left) & Jezrel – Lead Guitar & BGV’s (centre right)
  2. Shannon – Lead Singer & Guitar (centre left) & Joash – Drums (far right)

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Miss S Naidoo’s 21st Birthday Party

Not long ago,  I had the privilege of capturing the Memorable 21st Birthday of a truly amazing young lady as she was given the key to freedom and responsibility by her loving parents.

It was a rather over cast day in Durban…Thankfully,  fortune smiled on us and the rain was kept at bay.  Mother nature must have known we were celebrating the birth of someone quite exquisite.

I got some really fantastic shots while we had a great time twirling, posing and giggling  with all her friends and family; before the guests arrived and the formalities began.

It was quite an experience to be part of an event filled with so much love and laughter.  This was a day to remember and I am grateful to have been a part of it.

Miss S Naidoo, may you have many, many more !(^_^)

21st Birthday - Exits 21st Birthday - Sisters

21st Birthday - Friends 21st Birthday - Arrival

21st Birthday - Dresses 21st Birthday - Accessories 21st Birthday - Mother and Daughter

21st Birthday - Hair21st Birthday - Centre Piece