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The Power of One

Explore #87 May 11th, 2009




A lone tree as the storm clouds approached, taken somewhere between Glen Innes and Tenterfield NSW.


'Thanks Garry's for lending me your circular polriser'


- Canon 50D.

- ISO 100, f9, 1/100, 14mm

- Sigma 10-20mm Lens.

- Circular Polriser.

- Tripod.




- 100% off camera.

- Saturation and WB adjustments in Canon Digital Photo Pro.


About 'The Power of One'


The Power of one is a novel by Bryce Courtenay, first published in 1989. Set in South Africa during the 1930s and 1940s, it tells the story of an Anglo-African boy who, through the course of the story, acquires the nickname of Peekay. (In the movie version, the protagonist's given name is Peter Phillip Kenneth Keith, but not in the book. The author identifies "Peekay" as a reference to his earlier nickname "Pisskop.")


It is written from the first person perspective, with Peekay narrating (as an adult, looking back) and trusting the reader with his thoughts and feelings, as opposed to a detailed description of places and account of actions.

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Taken on May 2, 2009