A picture of a sunset taken in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I tried my hand at framing this picture and feel the result came out relatively well. To do such framing was actually quite easy and produces pretty good results. In order to do this I search around on Google for tutorials showing how to create frames under The Gimp. Gimp is a very good graphics package usually used in place on Photoshop as is it open source and doesn’t cost anything to use. Goto gimp.org to download the program for nothing.
Landscapes and Sunsets
Yet another Super Perigee Moon was here to grace us with its beauty. The day, 5 May 2012. A moon that is more brighter than the average moon and also closer to earth. The moon rose at 16:56 and was approximately 357,016 Kilometers away from earth at the time. This picture is of the moon at 99.9% of being full. The completely full moon occured at 05:35 on 6 May 2012. I also captured the 2011 Super Moon to be seen here. This Super moon image was taken in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
And this picture taken on 6 May 2012
Once again, I have been playing around with the HDR effect. This picture was taken out at Koffylaagte Game Lodge in the Eastern Cape. There was a storm approaching, but completely fizzled out to a drizzle on getting there. We enjoyed the game drives, the quad biking and also the delicious food that they had on offer. The kids also enjoyed a swim in the pool and had fun on the horses. All in all, this place was a magnificent place to stay for the weekend and a good time had by all.
There are a number of programs you can use to do HDR, namely : Photomatix (paid for), Picturenaut and a few other free ones. Also search Google for HDR Tutorials and start learning this fun technique.
I have been playing around with HDR recently and went out on a photo shoot with an Eastern Cape Photography group to a small town known as Despatch. Despatch is located a few kilometers outside Port Elizabeth and just around the corner from another small town called Uitenhage. This picture is of the train station and was taken with a Canon 7D camera.
Another picture of Despatch Train Station, but this time taken from the overhead bridge. I was lucky enough to have caught the train coming in.
Close-up of the track selector or Junction box in HDR
This is a night shot of a back lighted palm tree in Happy Valley, Port Elizabeth. Happy Valley is situated on Port Elizabeths main beachfront just across the road from Humewood Beach. It is a wonderland of kiddies movie characters and lights and enjoyable place to take the kiddies for a walk. The lights are only switched on in the summer month and going into Happy Valley is completely free to all.
This is a photograph of the beach near the lighthouse in Cape st. Francis. I tried to bring out all the blues and whites of this photograph to enhance the picture and to give it more punch than the original. I only used one picture instead of the usual 3+ pictures one would normally use to create an HDR version. I took this photo while on holiday at the Cape st. Francis Resort.
This is a collection of landscape and HDR photos from a local Port Elizabeth photographer, Hendrik Frier. I will be adding more pictures to the set as I get them in. Hope you enjoy them. Here is a photo of Hogsback in the snow to start off with.
Just Married Building
Stairway To Heaven
Fishermen at New Brighten pier in Port Elizabeth doing their Sunday morning fishing.
Photograph of a wall at the old ice rink in Port Elizabeth showing that religion can be found in all places.
Happy man in a sad place.
A colourful wall at the old ice rink in Port Elizabeth.
If you want to have a really relaxing holiday or just go away for the weekend for a bit of piece and quiet. Koffylaagte is the place for this. A place with good food, good company and lots of game to view. This is where you will find a sunset this beautiful. For more information visit Koffylaagte Game Lodge.
Directions to Koffelaagte
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A view from Periwinkle Lane in Schoenmakers Kop, Port Elizabeth. Decided to try some stitching software and make a panaramic photo.
How to get to Schoemakerskop
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