Herman van Bon Photography

Fine Art Photography, Napier, South Africa.

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?

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 …

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(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 …

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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. …

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