On 19th March 2016 I attended a Nikon Instawalk walk in Durban with Em Gatland. We met on the Durban Beachfront in front of Minitown and headed off towards the Skate Park. There were a large number of participants which was great to see including a few fellow photographers from On The Rocks Camera Club. It’s always great meeting and spending time with fellow photographers doing something we enjoy.
It was a lot of fun trying to capture the movement of the skate boarders and BMX riders doing their thing. Walking around and finding a spot that I liked and then anticipating the moment a rider would come over the top was challenging but fun.
Em was amazing and always willing to share her knowledge.
We continued along the beachfront towards North Pier and took a few candid and posed for portraits along the way. I think a lot of holiday makers were more than a little intrigued and even nervous with being asked if they could have their photo’s taken by so many photographers.
On the Pier we met a few interesting people who didn’t mind their pictures being taken. The most intriguing was the gentleman who was fishing with just a bottle and some twine and who actually managed to catch a grunter.
The weather was turning making for some moody afternoon Durban skyline shots from the end of the Pier.
Anya came with to keep me company and I gave her the Nikon D50 to use. She’s never been allowed to use the camera and I was very impressed with some of the images she managed to capture especially as she only had a 35mm lens as well.
One of the attractions of the Instawalk was a lens up for grabs for the best pic taken on the day between the Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town Instawalks. I’m not sure who won the lens but it was great just being able to be a part of the fun.