Keeping up appearances

“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be”.  – Duane Michals (with thanks to Belgian photographer  Luc Dewaele from whose blog I copied this quote).

CV Enriching

Just got a nice CV-enriching email in from one of my clients. A quote: “It is a wonderful opportunity to have made the acquaintance of such a brilliant photographer who has created for …….. an equally brilliant blog … the 30 something wordpress comments in my inbox this morning bear testimony to this!”…… It just …

A Play with Beth

In the previous posting Beth is showing off the 3-piece prom-dress her grandmother made. During this short Sunday afternoon photo-shoot session I made some additional portraits just for the sheer fun of trying out different processing techniques. I also worked on a few pictures of the previous blog submission.

In the meantime …

I have changed the blog theme. The new theme -Forever- has a more refreshing look and is one of the themes that allows a slide show. See the right column of my blog. Still have to work on the colours (background, etc.) but that will come in due time. In the meantime also I got …

Dormancy in and around our South African Winter Garden

People who follow this blog know that we have a fairly unusual garden with merely (rare) succulent plants from all over the world. We enjoy a year-round floral display but also a year-round dormancy. This gallery shows some plants having their Winter Sleep.

‘Peggy Lee’

Wanted to make this one some time ago but a good colleague was just ahead of me in his blog so I waited a bit. This is my version of a peg. 😉

Reflection in the Mist

Just saw the statistics of this blog: last night two mile stones the first being 40,000 views (excluding the bloggers who scan through the WordPress Reader) and 1000 likers!!! And it was misty early this morning …

The inside story of a Freesia in Black and White

Could not resist. Wrote yesterday that I’ll be back on this blog next Friday. Well … love this photo soooooo much …. etc., etc., And now I’m out!!! 😉

Like a woman ….

…… Soft on the outside but watch out for the spines in between …. 😉 (Alluaudia procera. Origin: Madagascar) What I in fact want to tell is that I’m out of this blog … for one week … but be back Friday 4 October (that’s ‘Animal Day’ according to the Roman Catholic church which also …

Food presentation in Black and White

This morning I’ve been engaged in the assignment of food presentation in Black & White for a restaurant. I did one plate in different stages of ‘food-decoration’. I’ve chosen three images for this blog.