SUNDAY SPECIAL: Drakenstein (Dragon’s Lair)

Dragons and eagles play an important role in myths from around the globe. Myths are, basically, about ‘good’ and ‘evil’. In the Venda culture in Southern Africa, for example, eagles represent the ‘good’ in narratives and ‘snake like monsters’ (dragons alike) the ‘evil’.

For this photo-graphic imaginary I used elements from Norwegian mythology (Norske Miögatör), which also inspired JRR Tolkien, and added the known Christian peace symbol (dove) which also occurs in native American and Celtic myths.

For this imaginary composite photo I used different digital processing techniques including textures, in-drawing and in-painting.

Available in a numbered series of 10 in commemoration of the earthquake in 1969. A selection of my work, including this series, on view in the Town Hall in Tulbagh 27-29 September.

Late lunch in the tree

No very appropriate on top of the previous post (subject wise, I mean) but this is what I just witnessed. So I keep it to thumbnails you can enlarge if you want. Pity I don’t have an 800 mm lens… thus the pictures are severely cropped; another reason for thumbnails … 😉

BTW the predator is a Peregrine Falcon.

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