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Piet Opperman
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Last one, I promise. The sense of beautiful calm being threatened by impending disaster. Excellent photograph. Not mine.
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Scary!
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Beautiful photos, but spare a prayer for our friends and family who are living through this hell.
http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/South-Africa/14-haunting-photos-from-the-Cape-Town-fires-20150303
View the breathtaking shots of the powerful fires that have been roaring through Cape Town.
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Wow, some very disturbing shots.
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I need some advice from this community. I have a little business that inspects homes for energy efficiency, and issues certificates. To support our findings, we take photo's of various features (and problems). I will need to buy quite a few cameras for the field inspectors. Here are my specs and wish list, more or less in order of importance:
Must focus from 10cm (on wide angle) to infinity without having to select mode.
Must activate flash automatically but never unnecessarily.
Must cycle between shots sub- one second, the faster the better. Obviously cannot achieve that if the flash fired.
Must have battery for 4 or five hours of continuous shooting, with using LCD screen.
Date and time stamp would be nice, even better if changing date and time is password protected.
Must be rugged, and compact (pocket) size.
Fast Zoom in and out would be nice.
Zoom range at least 5X, 10X would be good.
Good low light quality.
GPS would be nice.
Must have separate charger.

The image resolution is immaterial. Everything will be shot at low res, currently we use VGA.

We currently use Sony Cybershot DSC HX5V.

It's not bad. The major gripes are that it is slow, both in recycle and in zoom. It fires the flash even in bright sunlight (yes, it is set to auto). It doesn't have date and time stamp, so we have to look at the EXIF, and the date and time can be tampered with. (No, everybody is not totally honest.)

http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-hx5v/
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+Piet Opperman Ok Piet, hope it works for you!  :-)
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The final surrender of the sun.
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Final Count 3
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Happy birthday +Chris Turner !
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Belated best wishes for a brilliant birthday week!
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not for the Africans it isnt ..
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Firefighter takes time out to rescue a tortoise.
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The crust looks a little hard  :-)
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Windermere Impasto
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Very effective.
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When I first arrived here in the Tampa Bay area from Johannesburg, someone told me that Tampa was the "lightning capital of the world".

"Oh, really?" I thought.

These images we taken by Alexius van der Westhuizen in Johannesburg.
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Haha, Craig. I think I am the only one that catches the joke. For the rest of you:
http://www.fin24.com/Economy/Stage-1-load-shedding-starts-Eskom-warns-of-stage-2-20150211
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Going rogue...
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It's one of a set of filters created by a Japanese person called Umemura Taka. Very nice. I got it about 15 years ago and held on to it through all my iterations of Photoshop.
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  • Brunel University, Henley Management College
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Introduction

Many organisations want to use IT as a strategic business enabler. The realisation of this ambition is my speciality.

I am an experienced manager and executive and have had a wide-ranging international career in information technology in the United States, Europe and Africa, where I have added value for large financial institutions, consulting firms, vendors and academic institutions. I have helped these organisations with systems development, support, general management and executive management. In several instances I have brought innovative ideas to the table, motivated for their implementation, and project-managed those to successful completion, resulting in new business opportunities, cost savings, improved productivity and business agility.

I have an MBA from Henley Management College (UK), and I am a Past President and Fellow of the Computer Society of South Africa. 

As a by-product of my consulting activities I have successfully managed several research projects culminating in the publication of acclaimed reports.  The subject matter of these reports includes Outsourcing, IT Governance, Information Security, Financial Management of IT, Web Services, Business Process management and Mobile Technologies.  

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  • CSC, Gartner, Liberty Life
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Nokomis, Florida
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Detroit MI - Fribourg, Switzerland - Johannesburg - East London, South Africa
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