Welcome to hamishNIVENPhotography, this is a mixture of my personal and commercial photographs, but placed here so I can share my photographic world.

here are some of my themed posts

  1. Road Trip
  2. Long Exposure
  3. Multiple Exposure
  4. The Racehorse
  5. Personal



ALS Ice bucket challenge

If you are bored of watching these or think it is a waste of water, I dare you to read this article and watch the video without realizing what every video does mean to those suffering
http://m.vice.com/read/the-worst-part-of-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-the-people-criticizing-it-822

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The spa and protea
15 on Orange, Cape Town

The spa and protea


15 on Orange, Cape Town

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The Athlone Towers
Overlooking The Towers

The Athlone Towers were an integral part of the landscape as you drove from Cape Town International Airport into the Mother City. They were destroyed a couple of years ago.
This is a tribute to the towers

The Athlone Towers


Overlooking The Towers

The Athlone Towers were an integral part of the landscape as you drove from Cape Town International Airport into the Mother City. They were destroyed a couple of years ago. This is a tribute to the towers

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long sunset
Long exposure at the beach

long sunset


Long exposure at the beach

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Tilt Shift photography
playing with focal planes

This photograph was taken with a special lens that tilts the lens, the effect is to move the focal plane from parallel to the camera.
This is an extreme example where the focus goes from the flowers in the foreground way back through the bushes to the tree on the horizon, but still shooting with at F3,5.
I could have shot this at F22 and with a several second exposure but the flowers would have blurred in the breeze, I would have had to then play with photoshop’s Tilt Shift software trick, but the result would not have been as subtle, as gentle and as genuine as this. Click on the image or this link to see more examples of Tilt shift in action

Tilt Shift photography


playing with focal planes

This photograph was taken with a special lens that tilts the lens, the effect is to move the focal plane from parallel to the camera. This is an extreme example where the focus goes from the flowers in the foreground way back through the bushes to the tree on the horizon, but still shooting with at F3,5. I could have shot this at F22 and with a several second exposure but the flowers would have blurred in the breeze, I would have had to then play with photoshop’s Tilt Shift software trick, but the result would not have been as subtle, as gentle and as genuine as this. Click on the image or this link to see more examples of Tilt shift in action

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starfish

starfish


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solace
watching the sunset from Camps Bay

Nothing more magical than a sunset with your beloved

solace


watching the sunset from Camps Bay

Nothing more magical than a sunset with your beloved

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Pure - Timing is everything
A restaurant in Hout Bay, Cape Town

Pure - Timing is everything


A restaurant in Hout Bay, Cape Town

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Dont stop


wire mesh lettering on a canvas sack lit by daylight

Dont stop


wire mesh lettering on a canvas sack lit by daylight

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Coca cola is it #capetown #friday #love #coke #chilling  (at Cape Town)

Coca cola is it #capetown #friday #love #coke #chilling (at Cape Town)

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1/2 moonlight 1/2 starlight
night photography


From a road, up to and beyond Graaf-Reinet, South Africa
13 seconds exposure F4 at 2000ASA using Canon 24-105 and Canon 5D3.
Even with a shutter speed as slow as 13 seconds, you can see the stars are more like elipses than round stars.

1/2 moonlight 1/2 starlight


night photography

From a road, up to and beyond Graaf-Reinet, South Africa

13 seconds exposure F4 at 2000ASA using Canon 24-105 and Canon 5D3.

Even with a shutter speed as slow as 13 seconds, you can see the stars are more like elipses than round stars.

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Count the rings
(or calibration tool for auto focus)

This is actually a tool for checking the auto focus of your DSLR camera - for more information, click thru

Count the rings


(or calibration tool for auto focus)

This is actually a tool for checking the auto focus of your DSLR camera - for more information, click thru

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