'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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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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Watching the Sun rise

Didn’t have to do much to compose this simple imaginary. Recently I cleaned my archive of the past 3 months (approx. 2000 pics and elements erased) so there was not that much left to choose from. To the few elements I kept belong the girl on the swing and the Papiesvlei sheep. Both I used in the past and now for the last.  The two elements were added to a picture of the sunrise near the Robert Stanford Estate on the outskirts of our village. Robert Stanford by the way is the name-giver of the village that was established mid 18-hundreds.

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Happy Birthday card

I maintain 3 Facebook pages; there is the Green Cathedral of South Africa; the second one is Stanford, South Africa and there is one of me and my wife Yvonne which is the personal page. Via our personal page we see every day who of our FB-friends celebrate their birthdays and than we send a birthday card to their page. All flowers and rocks are from our own garden. The wine barrels are ‘borrowed’ from the Robert Stanford Estate and the church tower and telecom tower are from somewhere in our village.

Here it is (BTW next posting will be Monday or Tuesday) and you are this time free to download for your own use.

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A slightly modified vineyard

This is the original picture:

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It’s the vineyard of Sir Robert Stanford Estate in our village but adding a few elements such as in the top the neighbouring Weltevreden Estate, two gates (at the right) and local people (left and right bottom) gives the original image more ‘vuma’.

Well … that’s what I think….

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Shot some ducks, just now

Just now, this late afternoon, I made a long walk with our dog and my camera along our road and back along the other side of the ‘Vlei’ (natural water reservoir of our village) and that is where I shot these ducks with the sun opposite me behind the trees.

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