The Bull

With the pictures I took last week Friday, and published on this blog and the other, I did a little bit of photoshopping. I took for both pics my car, the road, the horizon and a bull as main elements. For the color imaginary I also borrowed a beach boy from Hermanus. It’s all about proportions but I upscaled the bull in the B&W image on purpose. This mighty thoroughbred philandering bull has so much offspring that even South African president Jacob Zuma should have respect for this majestic animal (no offence Mr. President)…

 

Oh… uh…; Thanks for the unknown reader who added this blog to Blogdash.

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Early morning landscapes

Love to make pictures with sunset and sunrise. Last week Friday morning I went with the bearing in mind that everybody was still asleep. In the village yes but outside in the rural part of Stanford farmers and their workers begin their day as soon as the first light appear at the horizon. It was a bit drizzling at the acres where they just harvested but that gave some of the pictures an extra dimension. Did not have to use Photoshop for colour adjustments except for changing one picture into B&W and some ‘cutting edge technology’…… All pictures made with my Sony A77 VQ camera and I only used the Sigma 70-300 zoom. I adjusted the camera to landscape photography.

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Chilling on a hot Summer evening

Metamorphoto of JZ from KZN.

No offense Mr. President!  If we would have exposed the genitals of your ‘alter ego’  you would suffer an acute inferiority complex. But you may have respect for this champion bull for his offspring is numerous….

 

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Colored Earth

There are, so it seems, quite a few places around the globe with a wide variety of colored soils. This village is one of those. You can do a lot with soil (except photographing it) but one of the things my wife Yvonne is presently undertaking and the beginning is very promising. She found a way of binding and fixating soil particles in a natural way with plant material. She shapes it and combined with sterling silver and Swarovsky gems a new range of jewelry is since recently for sale in The Little Gem in Hermanus. This trial she needs for marketing purposes. This kind of jewelry is new and there is no market reference. The Little Gem attracts people of all nationalities and walks of life which makes it an excellent place for this trial. Besides this all are the owners of this shop very knowledgable. Until so far we learned that South Africans are not interested (seemingly) in products made in their own country but people from overseas seems to love it. In 4 to 6 months Yvonne hopes to have a good impression of the market and can she start with online sales via different channels.

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Happy Birthday card

I maintain 3 Facebook pages; there is the Green Cathedral of South Africa; the second one is Stanford, South Africa and there is one of me and my wife Yvonne which is the personal page. Via our personal page we see every day who of our FB-friends celebrate their birthdays and than we send a birthday card to their page. All flowers and rocks are from our own garden. The wine barrels are ‘borrowed’ from the Robert Stanford Estate and the church tower and telecom tower are from somewhere in our village.

Here it is (BTW next posting will be Monday or Tuesday) and you are this time free to download for your own use.

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