Thought about reflection

If I look to myself in the mirror I don’t see myself upside down neither do I see somebody else upside down when he/she looks into a mirror. But standing at one side of a pond I see everything reflected upside down at the other side. Never thought about that, strangely enough….

A Sunday afternoon on the beach

For tourists having road trips in South Africa we always say that the ‘real South Africa begins >100 kilometers beyond Cape Town’. Not that the Mother City does not offer something but it has become too much of a tourist trap. And so is Hermanus in a way but at the outskirts of Hermanus in …

The Great Flower Shooting Party

Virtually every day you can see me in our small garden shooting. I merely shoot flowers and every now and than also a bird. My weapon-of-mass-imagination is a Sony A77VQ with a few lenses. This camera suits me well and it does everything I want. I shoot in RAW-format (Sony’s JPEG needs some quality improvements) …

The stand-in BEE farmer in South Africa

The last few weeks  a large part of the Western Cape in South Africa experienced disruptions caused by striking farmworkers. In fact the farmworkers themselves did not disrupt but the ‘hired’ professional strikers of the trade union according to (internal) police reports. But the general grievances of poor pay (10 US-Dollar per day) and poor …

Me going under cover

I love masquerades …… i.e. on my computer I mean. And I love flowers; our garden exhibits a year round floral display of succulent plants from around the globe. And ….. I love our village (Stanford, South Africa; I can’t emphasize that enough… I even maintain a blog about our experiences here). I also love …

Some elements

For decoration of pictures I started  a library with ‘elements’ and one with ‘mainframes’. Some of these elements and mainframes are in this composition and regular readers of this blog might recognize quite a few of them. Others still have to find a way into an imaginary. Virtually all are from our village (Stanford, South …

Manipulated rural landscapes

I needed 5 different pictures for this composition. The first one is the sky (mainframe) added with the photo’s of respectively the lorry going off-hill; 2 of the cows (one mirrored) plus the sheep. The pictures have one thing on common; they were all made within a radius of 2 kilometers in Papiesvlei nearby our …

The Honeymoon

Yesterday I published some pictures of flowers, shot the day before. Of 3 of these flowers I used elements in this portrait of the honeymoon of Xolile and Matrone. No; I’m not doing wedding photography but this was a special occasion as you can read in the link.

Skyfall, another new hat and what more

Just a few in-betweens (morning exercises):

Flower Power and shooting birds

Virtually daily I picture flowers in our garden and every now and than I also shoot a bird. Here in Stanford, South Africa people are privileged to have a year-round floral display but not many are seemingly aware of this heavenly gift. Many people never look into a flower. With software (in our case Adobe …