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 …

From a different angle

By moving the camera around the visual effects can change significantly. But ever tried to see a picture from a different angle? Last week I took some pictures at the lagoon and choose two for this composition. Of the mainframe (see picture left) I took the sky away and the copy of it I rotated …

Herman has a new Hat

The other day I pictured the flower of a Bulbine Natalensis; a medicinal plant from South Africa. When I looked again this morning I knew that I have a new hat so I took a few extra pictures from different angles.

Picasso’s Imaginary

“Everything you can imagine is real” – Pablo Picasso And so are these objects in the lagoon in Stanford, South Africa.

African Renaissance

All pictures in this blog are ‘imaginary’ and this one is no exception; it’s my own interpretation of ‘African Renaissance‘. I’ve kept it to our own environment here in Stanford, South Africa. Though on first sight ‘dull’; come to live the life here to discover a wonderful and inspirational village somewhere in nowhere between Hermanus …

Matjiesfontein in one portrait of a village

Remember our recent road trip off the beaten track  (‘the real South Africa journey begins >100 km beyond Cape Town’). One of the places we (me and Yvonne) visited was Matjiesfontein and the most valuable memories we’ve composed in one portrait of a village. Most impressive for us were the wind pump and the entertaining …