Did you know that black is very colorful?

Silly question of course; every photographer knows that. This morning I decided to play a bit with a bird that looks black but is not. A bit of photoshopping, first in RAW and later in PSD, made this black bird (kind of starling, I believe) more colorful. It also made the white gutter a bit …

Garden going vertical

Vertical gardening is a trend but is not new. New is that thanks to contemporary knowledge and modern thinking a vertical garden does not limits itself to a creeper agains a wall or a hedge. If you ‘google’ you will find numerous examples all over the globe; from Pakistan Eastwards to Afghanistan. Even veggie gardens …

African Passports

The time that one could travel around the African Continent with a colorful passport mask is (unfortunately in a way) long gone. Nowadays it’s all paperwork.

This morning’s B to W

A quick morning check in the garden with camera in hand. From top to bottom: Flowering Massonia sp., a curled variety of a Echinocactus grussonii (Mother’s in law chair) and a flowering Aloe sp. Not in a colorful mood today so all pictures between black and white.

Breakfast on the farm

Every now and than you see the ‘hidden force’ of South Africa along the road having a meal. And this Xhosa farm worker in Stanford maker of every meal a colorful event. Farm workers in South Africa are in general hard workers and many of them are only paid the minimum wage of 105 Rand …