(see yesterday’s posting ).
Greater/Larger- or Lesser Striped Swallow: the opinions differ and the SA-bird books have contradictions in descriptions, locations and names ….
Not many birds with such an erratic air acrobatics as the Pintailed Whydah.
It took about six weeks of building up a mutual trust so I could picture this Lesser Striped Swallow (Hirondo abyssinica) with a 100mm lens. In our courtyard, in Napier, South Africa.
Today is the start of one of the largest art events in the Overberg region in South Africa.
14 Artists from Napier present their work in 10 different locations. All are locally relatively unknown but all are able to make a living in one or another way in these difficult times.
On display are amongst others, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photo’s, handbags (not the crafty stuff) and jewellery.
Me and my wife, jewellery designer, Yvonne de Wit own Studio98 along the main road and that is where we present our work.
Yvonne designs and creates unique jewellery of copper and Sterling Silver all or not combines with each other and all or not with a stone she makes of colourful local (South African) earth particles and pigments which she binds in a natural way. It took her 2 years of experimenting with plant material that binds earth (pigments) into a water-, heat- and frost resistent stone. The metal comes in in granulates which she melts, shapes and welds into the the final product.
As for myself I will emphasise my Haiku photography. There are only 2 photographers in South Africa who are at home in this discipline. The phenomenon is relatively unknown in South Africa contrary to that with countries in Europe, the Far East, Australia and the Americas where most of my Haiku photos end up….. Most of the Haiku photos shown below are already sold but I’m not sitting still….
In the meantime the roads in Bredasdorp are virtually empty … Is it that they are on their way to ‘Creative Napier’; the art event in Napier where 14 artists present their work in 10 different locations?
Singer, multi-instrumentalist and entertainer Roger Lucey during his concert this afternoon at Studio98 in Napier.