A local business man in our village had some weeks ago a bright moment. ‘What if all villagers start to wear hats on Saturday?’, he wondered. ‘Wouldn’t that be an extra attraction of the tourists?’. ¬†He launched the idea¬†of ‘Haturday’¬†on¬†a local Facebook page, warmed a few friends up, and the idea got shape. Last Saturday most villagers shopping or having coffee somewhere were wearing hats. Also the staff of one of my clients. And of these great personalities I made some portraits. Almost all were published last Monday on their blog¬†in the original full colour format (except the stock photo¬†of Emily who is always wearing a hat). In the meantime I reprocessed the pictures in the way I see¬†these wonderful individuals. The captions¬†tell you their names. BTW I changed the original background of Donovan with one of my woody textures in B&W. For the others Herman’s Beauty Saloon applied adjustable (own) opalotype settings and played with it for a bit.

Last year April during a hike I almost bumped into a couple cheetahs sunbathing in the Eastern Cape. It was hot and they were fairly inactive. I could approach them up to about 2 meters distance and not a centimeter closer. Anyway I got the opportunity to picture one and processed the original RAW file in B&W reduction leaving only the hairs and the eyes of the animal visible next to a bit of background. Last week I started to add some colour in the image again and this is the result.

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Me and Yvonne participated in the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route 17-18 October. We did well. Unfortunately we hardly had time to look into the work of other artists. Anyway I made a brief selection of pictures and processed these my way.