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.

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)” 

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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 found one in Cape Town (and these guys are extreme good!!!). But there are not many giclée printers in South Africa. The ones I found via internet still have to respond to my email request for a quote ….

This gallery shows a few opalotype pictures of flowers (all trials!):

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’