Holidays! Break-up day. Tears. Holidays!
Normally, the onset of holidays means the offset of routine, sleeping in, staying in pjs the whole day, and watching movies. However, Matthieu and I braved an early start, donned our sunnies ever so optimistic that the sun would come out, and headed off to Durban.
First stop Mini Town at the beachfront. R20 entry gets you in, and the chance to parade around an impressive little town built in a 1:24 scale. There are a couple of Durban’s landmarks like the Sugar Mill and the City Hall, working train sets and a boat that does the rounds at the harbour.
Sadly I didn’t have my SA flag. It’s somewhere in a box in JHB. Joys of packing. But I still got my photo thanks to Matthieu who kindly volunteered to jump again and again until I was happy with the outcome.
In a UK photography magazine, I came across an interesting photo taken with a fisheye lense. It was a low angle shot, with a painted arrow on the floor pointing towards someone jumping with a set of brightly coloured beach huts in the background. Wanting to make the most of the painted arrows dispersed on the Mini Town floor – not every day we come across those – and try my hand with the fisheye, I once again instructed called Matthieu to the centre spot.
This photo, I am not so fond of. I should have taken it lower down, the background should be (more) neutral and Matthieu should have been closer to the arrow. But we live and we learn. A quick lunch at Circus Circus before it was time to be on the move again. On our way back to the car, we came across a group of pigeons pestering anyone and everyone for food.
I am not so quick on Manual to change settings accordingly to capture a pigeon attack, but sometimes luck is on my side and I get a photo or two that appeal to me.