Greetings from an extraordinary pre-primary school

The children are not as shy as head-mistress Nonkosinathi to pose in front of the camera and yet, sitting on a swing, she feels like one of her ‘students’. Funimfundo (Xhosa for ‘Seeking Knowledge’) is an extra-ordinary pre-primary school in the informal settlement Die Kop just outside our village. The school is privately funded via the …

Out of South Africa 4: Flower Power in Amsterdam

Last year we went on a 4-week journey to Europe and Canada. It was for the first time since more than 11 years that we had a holiday ‘out of (South) Africa. We mainly visited family and friends but in between we took time to travel around a bit. With my Sony Cybershot 7.2 I …

Le petit Oiseau

(The little Bird)

Pattern of a light insect

I’ve posted this light object (Made in Holland by Libar) before. I made a new picture and did some HDR-toning to emphasize the pattern of the shades. The smaller images tell more about the working of this light object.

Out of South Africa 3: Flowers in Zurich

Last year we went on a 4-week journey to Europe and Canada. It was for the first time since more than 11 years that we had a holiday ‘out of (South) Africa. We mainly visited family and friends but in between we took time to travel around a bit. With my Sony Cybershot 7.2 I …

Poetry in a picture

Mask

Out of South Africa 2: Fabrikk

Last year we went on a 4-week journey to Europe and Canada. It was for the first time since more than 11 years that we had a holiday ‘out of (South) Africa. We mainly visited family and friends but in between we took time to travel around a bit. With my Sony Cybershot 7.2 I …

Looking through

Our house has two wings separated by a verandah. The living quarters is the long wing and from my reading chair I can look right through the bedroom and bathroom to the outdoor shower. But in the evening, with the light on in the bathroom, things are different because the glass sliding door to the …

Metamorphoto: Blue Moon

Just outside our village along the way to Hermanus there is the community The Blue Moon. Most co-owners adhere to an alternative green lifestyle and you can find, amongst others, a worm nursery, solar power, wind mill(s), etc. Why the name ‘Blue Moon’ I don’t know but when I shot this picture earlier today I …