This sunbird first looks to the left and than to the right before ‘going on air’; exactly the way I learned to look before crossing a road many, many years ago.
(BTW: My day yesterday: Client ‘complaining’ he’s getting too many customers via Social Media…. AND an enquiry for a photo print from a client in New York, USA; also via Social Media!!!— feeling proud in Stanford, South Africa)
24 July between 8 and 9 PM Times Square NYC, Broadway/46Str. Two of my pictures will lighten up The Big Apple. One is a stylised self-portrait and the other, a stylised landscape, is shot at Raka Winery in Stanford towards the N2 between Riviersonderend and Caledon. Selection made by a jury of known top photographers and representatives of the ‘art scene’.
I’m not much in favor of all kinds of photography competitions for which you have to pay an entrance fee to participate. But now I made an exception. Although there is a jury that makes the final decision people can also vote for me online. The more votes the bigger the chance to win the JACKPOT of 75,000 US-Dollars. If I should win it (which is most probably beyond any imagination) I donate one third to the NGO Food4Thought here in Stanford, South Africa. This community based NGO runs a pre-primary school in the informal settlement Die Kop that is virtually fully privately funded with well trained teachers, born and bred in Die Kop. The school is one of the best of its kind in the Western Cape. The NGO is fully accountable and periodically independently audited and complies therefore even for funding from the USA (strict regulations over there when it comes to funding South African projects).
As theme for the photographic competition I choose for the village me and my wife/companion-for-life Yvonne are living. Just Stanford as I see and enjoy it.