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A Selection of my Photogaraphs

Updated on August 31, 2011

And now for something different

This is another view of what I like doing, this is also my life in images and abstract.

It is a hodge podge of images and studies that I produced for my photo school and all other than a bit of resizing are un retouched.

Hope you enjoy.

Some of nature

An hibiscus in full bloom
An hibiscus in full bloom
A waterfall all though small, still picturesque
A waterfall all though small, still picturesque
Lionesses feeding
Lionesses feeding

Points of Interest

The hibiscus is one of my favourite photos, as it was taken in low light and I used a 300mm lens to get the close up effect, with the top back petal just going out of focus.

The waterfall, again in low light condition, at a slow speed to create the milky flowing effect of the water.

Scenes of some of our open air malls

A mall in woodmead North of Johannesburg
A mall in woodmead North of Johannesburg
A mall in the hilly south of Johannesburg
A mall in the hilly south of Johannesburg
A busy mall in the centre of Johannesburg
A busy mall in the centre of Johannesburg

And now for some abstract

Lemon slices in hot water
Lemon slices in hot water
Even mths need glasses and you have to avoud red-eye
Even mths need glasses and you have to avoud red-eye
Some leaves in deep shadow with a ray of sunshine
Some leaves in deep shadow with a ray of sunshine

Some food and a touch of humour

Meat being carved from a skewer - this continues while the green hour glass shows
Meat being carved from a skewer - this continues while the green hour glass shows
Roast Sesame seed chicken legs
Roast Sesame seed chicken legs
An elf joins the buffet - the only retouched photo
An elf joins the buffet - the only retouched photo

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      Rodney Fagan 4 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Brother Gus:-):-), thanks for that comment, I like that one as well.

      As to the sizes ad resolutions of my photos, all these have been reduced to400 by 300 with a dpi of 72.

      The hibiscus was enhaced to a 6 meter by 1 meter canvas banner for an outside display, that was handled for me by lab.

      I have made prints from A5-AO with 150 + DPI, these were printed onto canvas mounted and then framed.

      While messing around one day I pulled a photo into spread sheet this gave 35 or 36 pages each page was a section of the photo, built a screen of wood out of it and had it in my garage to separate my space from the rest of the area! (only lasted a couple of months before the standard A4 paper) got takkie, that was at 72 DPI.

      So my nextventure is to create a website, which I will have thumbnail photos and people can order the prints according to sizes, pay by EFT and recieve the JPG the next day.

      But that will only be in the New Year.

      That is the trouble whith Hubpages you get these ideas from fellow hubbers.

      Besides I do not like other people making taking commision for my work, just because they can.

      I might even do photos to specs, as acustomer wants, who knows, armchair busiess ROCKS?

      Have a great Hoiday season!

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Howdy Brother Fagan (Just_Rodney) -

      The photos were enjoyable, but I really thought most highly of the pic of the lemon slices in water - very artistic. If the resolution (dpi) allows, it would make for a very attractive, framed picture to hang on the wall.

      Gus :-)))

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      Rodney Fagan 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Hi yjere Tonymac04, yes the general quality at Fournos is not bad. However I am trying to avoid the chains of eateries, bakeries etc., as the smaller establishments need more support than they are getting at the moment. that is if the hoopla of the world cup is to be believed.

      Thanks for the comment.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Liked the photos Rodney. Like the food at Fournos too! Recently had a meal at the one off Bompas Road (can't think of the centre's name off-hand!)and enjoyed it very much!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Rodney Fagan 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thank you Samsons1, had done these photos over a period of a couple of months and enjoyed taking them.

      Thanks for the comments

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up & beautiful! great photos...

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      Rodney Fagan 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Yes those are typically what Jhb, has become,especially in the suburbs, mall after mall. We do have a great deal to offer, 10.5 million trees in a city for one. Thanks for the comment.

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      Massage09 8 years ago

      I always thought it would be incredible to see Johannesburg. Thanks for the great shots of the open air malls there, beautiful pictures.

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      Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Sixty, thee coffee shops are a great attraction for me as well. It is also interesting when they are comined with malls, then you see that new breed of South Africans, Mall Rats, which are quite a species.

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      Clive Fagan 9 years ago from South Africa

      Great pics Rodney! I really enjoyed them. I particularly liked the shots of the coffee shops in the malls which is a favourite passtime for me. Uh visiting coffee shops that is and not really the malls.

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      Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      I am humbled, thanks for the comment PnP, that Hibiscus I have hanging outside the on the Garage wall on a 2.2m by 1.1m vinyl banner, advertising my photography school.

      J_R-it all makes sense until it doesn't

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      PEN-n-PAD 9 years ago from Washington

      I could smell the hibiscus, sweet and tender to the touch and I swear I was standing right in front of those leaves. The leaf in that shot in particular as if it were the only leaf in the world and the background faded out. Timeless.

      Thank you for sharing your work, you seem to be a Santa of all trades.

      PnP~It all makes sense until it doesn't.

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      Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Constant, The abstract is still a favourite part of my portfolio as well.

      G-Ma, Life is worth living in all ways, if we do not reach out and embrace whatever life gives us, then we do not really live and learn from the experiences. :) and hugs to you.

      All, There will be more to come in photographs of Johannesburg and its surrounds, in a couple of weeks or so.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      woweee....great pics my dear...seems you enjoy life in everyway...This good show proves it..Thanks for such refreshing reminders...in many ways...G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Constant Walker 9 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      I really like the abstract work.

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      Rodney Fagan 9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Thanks for dropping in and seeing my photos, I appreciate it.

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      rb77 9 years ago from Las Vegas

      Beautifull photos, but I gotta go, those last two made me hungry......