The new header image

New? Well … since 31 December. The original (‘wings above water’) was added with a few overlays and textures.

Some of my favourite images of 2018

Silage (6 images)

Blue Crane composites

A client wants a large (1800 x 1200mm) canvas print of blue cranes against a background of flowering canola fields. The choice is his. These are the rough composites he can choose from.  Once the decision is made I can refine (detailing, de-noising, etc.) the chosen image. Which one would you choose?

King of the Jungle (several images)

The average wildlife photographer is always under guidance of a game ranger. I don’t like that. Sometimes one has to take a calculated risk. So I went to observe a lion somewhere in South Africa. It’s rare that I publish fully processed photos on the internet. This is one of my exceptions: My all time …

Veld Merino after a visit to the hairdresser and more

Unlikely? Really? The images are real… (see captions)    

Jumping Jack Flash

Not my best.  Distance approx. 1 km. Shot with a 400mm lens. Had to crop this image severely. It’s a fairly rare occasion to see a springbok jump over a fence.

Detail of Overberg Landscape

(Golden Hour) A conventional photograph is a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional reality. In my (landscape) photography I always try to add my own ‘third dimension’. The average person still looks at it as a two-dimensional image but every now and then there is somebody who looks beyond it. Last week a woman from my …

Earth, Wind and Fire

In addition to serving as spouts for water in ancients times, the gaping mouths of gargoyles evoked the fearsome destructiveness of these legendary beasts, reminding the laity of the need for the (Roman Catholic) church’s protection. A previous owner of this house added them to keep evil spirits out. Original photographs in black and white. …

Hudson Cornet Topping