‘Die Wandelpad’ revisited

Recently I submitted a picture of the park through which the 3 km long village hiking trail (‘Die Wandelpad’) meanders.

This morning I processed this picture again in photoshop and the result is different but I’m not sure which version I prefer…

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'Die Wandelpad' revisited

Recently I submitted a picture of the park through which the 3 km long village hiking trail (‘Die Wandelpad’) meanders.

This morning I processed this picture again in photoshop and the result is different but I’m not sure which version I prefer…

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And this it the original one:_DSC3032web

 

Pirate of the Klein Rivier and other things in and around the village

Our village is one of those rural places in South Africa without any tourist traps. That alone makes it an intriguing place for the curious, exploration minded, traveler. And if you are one of those sheep following the mainstream … well we’re fine with it but, please, do visit all those famous attractions. Here we move (or not) in rural pace and take our time for it. A paddle in the Klein Rivier which flows over in one of the most amazing lagoons in this part of the world; watch birds (there are a few hundred different species); take a hike to one of the numerous waterfalls; ride one horseback through the vineyards or in the ‘veld’; enjoy the majestic views all around; chilling a sunset (and for the early birds the sunrise); have lunch or dinner out- or indoors or take a picnic where-ever; enjoy a wine tasting; read a book; etc. etc. Just enjoy Quality of Village Life.

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Toes

Photographing toes is a subject with endless possibilities. There is even a blog dedicated to toe pictures and this blog inspired me last Sunday to picture a few toes moving around along the Grotto Beach in nearby Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa.

The first toe subject is that of the “Beach Boys” (life guards) and the second are the toes of our dear friend Beatrice Pooke (best Masseuse around and this is not exaggerated) who came with us from Stanford for a long walk  along the beach and the lagoon.

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Horses in the mist

It rarely happens that I go out without my camera to take pictures where-ever I go (except shopping and parties). Yesterday we were at the Grotto Beach in Hermanus (near our village in South Africa) and I shot some images in the mist. The next days you’ll see more pictures I took during this hike along the beach and the lagoon.

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The Stanford Lagoon

The lagoon near our village is a true birdwatchers paradise with over 100 bird species in and around. It’s also a haven for peddlers and other manual ‘propelled’ craft. Hiking trails and diverse accommodation to suit individual needs and budgets. For the quality minded traveller on a road trip in South Africa and willing to experience the ‘true South Africa’, >100km beyond Cape Town, our village and surrounds surely has something unique to offer. I love it! A photographer’s paradise!!!

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