The Valley (5 pictures full size)

Some Birding

Compilation of some bird pictures I published earlier this year. Except for two all birds shot from the comfort of our own home-sweet-home.

A Play with Beth

In the previous posting Beth is showing off the 3-piece prom-dress her grandmother made. During this short Sunday afternoon photo-shoot session I made some additional portraits just for the sheer fun of trying out different processing techniques. I also worked on a few pictures of the previous blog submission.

Triptych

Last year I made some pictures of flamingos in the lagoon. I reworked three of these pictures and assembled them in a triptych.

Saturday morning fresh market

Every Saturday morning local fresh producers attract local and not-so-local customers. (opalotype pictures). More of my opalotype pictures are new published in Land n Sand magazine and this is the scheduled tweet for the next 20 days:  “A fresh ‘opalotype’ look at the grape harvest.http://dld.bz/dhA37 Last year’s pictures revitalised. (Pages 42-47)” 

Giclee prints Flowers

Recently I start experimenting with opalotype processing of pictures. I’m still in the experimental phase but, unexpectedly, there seems some demand for giclee prints. And there occurs a problem: first of all it’s difficult to find a printer in South Africa who can offer a consistent high quality. For the board and canvas prints I …

Grape Harvest

With the grape harvest in South Africa about to begin I thought it was a good idea to ‘dive’ into my archive and re-process some harvest pictures of last year. Photo shooting at Springfontein Winery in Stanford, South Africa. Original RAW-images reprocessed with Topaz (Photoshop plug-in) in ‘opalotype’

Portfolio

Nothing is as difficult as selecting pictures for your own portfolio. This morning I tried and it resulted in a temporary portfolio. I’m far from satisfied hence the addition ‘temporary‘; it will change from time to time anyway. But it is a start. In the cause of (beginning) 2014, with newly downloaded Photoshop plug-ins, the …

Zoom Zoom 2

(detail Klein Rivier Mountains. Distance in bird flight approx. 5 km. No cropping but HDR-fusion of 3 pictures )

The Horse Show (8 pictures)

Yesterday I had a leisurely day at the Village Green watching the local horse show. In between chatting with villagers I took some shots.