Minimal colors; an experiment

I like both: black & White and color pictures. There are many grades in each of both and I just experimented with grades between both. To be honest: I don’t like it but you may think different. A few examples. The full color ones as shot with my camera and the minimal color images by …

Looking after Life: A look at the local cemetery

There is a wide variety of cultures in South Africa and every culture has its own way of living with the ‘beloved ones’ who passed away. Simplified; there are ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ people’s graves. ‘Poor’ does not always mean ‘poor at heart’ and the same applies the other way around for ‘rich’. But who am …

Associations and an anecdote

It’s a bit of a tricky image but the reality is on display in our garden. Especially visiting women notice this combination of two cactus species and they are not shy about it; some are even measuring the columnar one…. (47.8 cm I heard). But there is more to it. If you look to plants …

Some more plants and flowers in our garden

Just snap shooting with Sony 16-50mm lens mounted on the A77 camera. Few pics have been cropped but no other editing in Photoshop. Me and my wife Yvonne live in Stanford, Western Cape that was recently awarded with “Best Village Destination in South Africa”. Yes we are privileged! And yes; we do have a very …

Garden update pictured

As written a few months ago I like to picture plants and flowers in our little succulent garden. We are privileged to live in a climate (Stanford, South Africa) that allows a year-round floral display provided you have sourced the right vegetation. Succulent plants, cacti included, are not only water wise plants but also fascinating …

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 …

Some Succulent Plants and Flowers

All shot in our little garden. Today as is and tomorrow some photoshopped cross breeds.

A few loose ends

I just figured out that I delete about 9 out of 10 pictures while they are still in the camera and once filed on the hard disk I delete about half of the ‘chosen ones’. And still I am in doubt about the ‘left-overs’. That also applies for the photoshopped elements (“imaginaries” as I call …

Split personality

Sometimes I hear people tell me that “… you say what you think” and with that telling me not to believe one word of their stories. Thinking, saying and doing are three different entities in our existence and getting to know each other and building up true lasting friendships has everything to do with the …

Flower portraits

Virtually every day I picture flowers in our garden. Me and Yvonne are privileged to live in an area with a year-round floral display. Most of the pictures are erased while they are still on the memory-stick of the camera; some of the others by second thought on my iMac. Flowers are natural art; especially …