Exhibition Haiku Photography

HAIKU DANCE:


Slow song sweetly sung

she sways gently. wishing for

his tender embrace.


Next month at the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route I will officially launch my new colourful Haiku photographs as guest artist of Liz Van Den Berg (Gyotaku prints) at Tierfontein. Baardskeerdersbos is a hamlet tucked away between Gansbaai and Bredasdorp in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013) will exhibit one of my pictures as part of the groups expo Snap to Grid between 10 December and 2 January. Director Rex Bruce of the LADC: “Very nice work. This night land/sea-scape breaths sphere. It invites to contemplate”.

Title of the picture: “Unspoiled beach”. Shot somewhere on the beach between Cape Agulhas and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Unspoiled beach
Unspoiled beach

First Hike of the year 3

3 January I joined the first hike (12 km) of the Strandveld Hiking club. The hike followed a coastal stretch between Die Kelders and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was a surprise hike that lead us through some public and private caves. The first post (yesterday morning) consisted of blue tinted B&W pictures (portraits) of the hikers. The second one (previous post) of some images of the scenery and this third one with underground cave scenery. All pictures of this post (except for the 3 first ones in the gallery are shot without flash and tripod.

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First Hike of the year 2

3 January I joined the first hike (12 km) of the Strandveld Hiking club. The hike followed a coastal stretch between Die Kelders and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was a surprise hike that lead us through some public and private caves. This first post this morning consists of blue tinted B&W pictures (portraits) of the hikers. This second one of some images of the scenery and the third one (tomorrow) with underground cave scenery.

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First hike of the year 1

3 January I joined the first hike (12 km) of the Strandveld Hiking club. The hike followed a coastal stretch between Die Kelders and Gansbaai in the Western Cape, South Africa. It was a surprise hike that lead us through some public and private caves. This first post consists of blue tinted B&W pictures (portraits) of the hikers. The second one (later today) of some images of the scenery and the third one (tomorrow) with underground cave scenery.




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The trick that did it.

Last Sunday I had difficulties in photographing a chameleon nearby the beach in Die Kelders between Stanford and Gansbaai. Only when I put my camera in the bag the little creeper came out of his hiding. Whenever I opened the bag it rushed to its hiding in the rocks. That repeated a few times until I did as if I was putting my camera in the bag. After it realized that the camera is a harmless instrument the chameleon posed patiently provided I did not come too close. Beautiful creature! Locally people call this chameleon ‘Bloukopmannetjie’ (‘Little Blue Head Man’) and you find them all over. These are shy animals and will only come nearby (but not too) if you sit still for a while. The portraits are made with a Sigma 70-300 mm macro lens fully zoomed in.

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