Of boats and things…

17 Jul

I was drawn to the tangle of masts and lines on the one side and the calm water on the other.

here was this mighty catamaran with this little dingy between the pontoons…..

the white of the catamaran did give some problems with exposure but on the whole came out Ok?

here I tried playing around with HDR to bring out the color of the containers but personally I think it could have been a little less.


Posted by on 17/07/2012 in Photo, South Africa


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12 responses to “Of boats and things…

  1. adinparadise

    17/07/2012 at 15:53

    Haven’t been to Durban for a while. Nice photos, Paul. How long are you still down here for?

  2. thehappyhugger

    17/07/2012 at 16:04

    Love the pics Paul, especially the very colourful one at the bottom.

  3. Pussycat44

    17/07/2012 at 18:08

    Aaaah, Durban! Will miss these sights when I’m in Joburg.

    • paul

      18/07/2012 at 11:58

      I moved from the Cape to Gauteng many years ago. Bad move.

  4. 68ghia

    17/07/2012 at 20:05

    I looked at my camera the other day – would there be a setting so I can change it to black and white?
    Or do I do that with software on the computer?
    Love your pics Paul – the multicoloured one came out quite, uhm, bright 😉

    • paul

      18/07/2012 at 11:52

      What camera (and mod) are you using? Most cameras have a setting that you can change to black and white (or sepia etc).
      Let me know and I’ll check it out for you if it is possible and how to do it.
      If there is no setting then a software package such as Picasa can be obtained for free, and under the “effects” tab there is a selection of B&W effects that you can choose from.

      • 68ghia

        18/07/2012 at 11:56

        Canon powershot SD890 IS.
        It might even be there, I just can’t see it.
        Maybe it’s time for me to RTFM 😉

      • paul

        18/07/2012 at 12:30

        From what I can gather you need to go to “My Colors,” which can highlight a selected color in an image or switch to sepia, black-and-white, or other effects.
        Pressing the center button on the four-way controller options up the Function menu, which has these options:

        Exposure compensation (-2EV to +2EV, 1/3EV increments)
        Long shutter mode (1 – 15 secs) – hit the Display button when exposure compensation is selected to activate this option
        White balance (Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, fluorescent H, custom)
        My Colors (Off, vivid, neutral, sepia, black & white, positive film, lighter skin tone, darker skin tone, vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red, custom color)
        Metering mode (Evaluative, center-weighted, spot)
        Resolution (see chart later in review)

        hope this helps 🙂

  5. Ruth2Day

    18/07/2012 at 05:31

    love the last photo, the colours are wonderfully vivid

    • paul

      18/07/2012 at 11:56

      It is made up of three separate photos. One under exposed, one normal, and one over exposed. Then all three are merged into one photo showing the high lights and shadows a lot more vividly.


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