Portraiture 1

During the years I made quite a number of portraits. Recently I started to rework a few into extra-ordinary (fun) portraits.

Rob Nzaou lived until a few years in Wolvengat in the Western Cape, South Africa. Since he is back in Congo he’s getting more and more known abroad. (Shall I move to the Congo as well??? (LOL) Incredible good (street-)photographer. Miss him here in South Africa.

Portrait of a Kelp Gull (?)

Headshot of a juvenile Southern Black-backed Gull, locally also known as Kelp Gull.

Well that is what I decided after consulting my bird books.

First I thought it was a Hartlaubs Gull but that one only occurs at the coast along KZN and (partly) the Eastern Cape according to ‘The Complete book of Southern African Birds’.

Now it seems that there is another book which shows that this specie only occurs along the coast of the Western Cape.

South African bird books can be very confusing.

A train somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg ….. — Life in the Overberg

….. always attracts spectators.

A train somewhere in nowhere in the Overberg ….. — Life in the Overberg

3D Mandalas and Chandeliers

All made in McGregor in the Western Cape, South Africa and exported on a global scale to specialised retailers and private collectors.

And all designed and handmade by Lorraine Piers and her small team. Lorraine Piers is also known under her brand name ‘The African Queen’.

The mandalas are made of toilet rolls and the main materials for the chandeliers are dried seedpods and beads.

Click on each photo for the full picture.

Springbok team Bredasdorp

The ‘Springboks’ is the national rugby team of South Africa. Within South Africa there are many ‘springboks’ and not only of the human variety. Bredasdorp in the Western Cape is since recently blessed with an own team.

Sometimes they are visible from the road towards Napiersdorp. (pictured with a 400mm lens and cropped)