Mahomed has a new lens

I met Mahomed Saleem Khan for the first time during a hike. Mahomed is a vivid (amateur) photographer from Parow (a suburb of Cape Town). Every now and than we come together to exchange ideas and go on a photoshoot of some kind. Last weekend he showed me his new lens; a Tamron 70-200 that goes on his Canon EOS 7D. And I pictured him with my Sony A77 and a modest Sigma 70-300MM. The portrait was made at Stanford Harvest. Mahomed-has-a-new-Tamron-70-200mm-lens  Mahomed is very happy with this lens. He tested it extensively and compared the results with the more expensive lenses with the same specifications.

Day 2

Lisa I know you adore me (well my photography or at least a few of the pics.. 😉 ) but now you challenge me to publish during 5 consecutive days a B&W picture. You got me there and I take it for the sheer fun of it. Not all of my submissions will be B&W (I started yesterday with a sepia one of an Aloe suprafoliata). And with this I challenge Andrew Lewis who lives not too far from Noeline. Today a B&W of a lunch break during a beach hike.

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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 Happy Hikers

The Strandveld Hiking Club (you won’t believe it; I’m a member) organises a monthly hike and every hike is thoroughly prepared by one of more of the members. The November hike is the one from Tesselaarsdal to Stanford across the Klein Rivier Mountains; 16 km in total. We take the same route as barber Johan Willemse from Tesselaarsdal in the old days. On Friday he walked to Stanford to ‘dress the hair’ of his clientele on Saturday. On a Sunday he walked all the way back. A month or so ago ‘cheerleader’ Jenny Hayes and company set out from the Stanford side and last week they did it from Tesselaarsdal. For the people who are unknown with the location: both villages are situated in the Overberg region in the western Cape, South Africa. Along the hike is a wide variety of Fynbos vegetation.