Canon’s SNAPSHOT of the neighbourhood!
We had a phenominal response to our Caxton Snapshot of the Neighbourhood competition. The judges – our Canon professionals – had a tough time selecting the winner… but here it is… our Get It Durban winner…
Cameron Williams, a 24-year-old in the banking industry, who lives stone’s throw away from Ballito and thrives on its seaside holiday town kinda vibe. When it comes to Durban and its surrounds, Cameron loves the climate and our city’s rich history, incredible tourist hotspots, amazing views, food, diversity and culture. “The people are friendly and our beaches are pristine. Durban is a vibrant city, not to mention how photography-ready everything seems to be. I love food. If I’m not behind a camera, you sure can find me behind a plate. I’m essentially a foodie and love trying out new restaurants. You can’t mention the words ‘farmers markets’ without my girlfriend appearing like Houdini. My favourite hangout – Durban beachfront -definitely makes the list. It amazes me that this little area can feature so much in terms of culture, as SA is essentially a melting pot of diversity.
Cameron entered the Canon Snapshot competition because of his flair for photography and his passion for capturing unusual shots. The winning pic was a part of his own neighbourhood – a panoramic vista of natural beauty and wonder. A lone fisherman in this photo welcomes the fiery new day. Hope lies at the end of his hook. The ceaseless sand, vast water and salty breeze attract more fishermen who earn their living off the sea so that they can feed their families and supply to local restaurants. The wheeling seagulls form the backdrop of the respectful camaraderie between nature and man as they each battle to survive. One is the hunter, the other is the hunted. Both are resilient and resourceful. This is Cameron’s backyard adventure.
“The short answer as to why I took this photo is that the fish weren’t biting at that particular time. LOL! What you can’t see in the picture, is my fishing gear behind me. I enjoy fishing (not as much as photography). It’s my happy place away from the hustle and bustle. The idea of capturing such a shot had a lot of appeal. When you’re passionate about something, you tend to do it to the best of your ability. I felt as though the picture had a sort of peaceful and calm look to it, contrary to civilisation. What I love most about the photo was the shades and silhouettes that it created. The lighting was ethereal – the calm before the storm. It seemed like the perfect moment to freeze in time, so I did. I love that you can capture true emotion in a picture. The prize was especially appealing because I needed a second camera, as I have just started up a photography business (IG : @williams__photography). It was the ideal opportunity to showcase my ability in the hopes of winning. Thank you Canon and Get It Magazine for such an amazing opportunity.
What a prize!
Cameron wins a Canon PowerShot SX620 HS camera… which comes with a wrist strap, a battery pack and charger and an AC cable, worth R2999 each. This compact, superzoom camera allows you to get closer to the action, allows you to easily connect, share and shoot remotely with WiFi and NFC, create stunning full HD movies at the touch of a button and play and experiment with your creativity.
For more pics from readers, visit our Facebook page: Get It Durban and check out the Canon Snapshot Competition album https://www.facebook.com/pg/GetItDurban/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1679719948791280
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