The Klipdale Experience

“If you want to experience an amazing sunset you have to come to Klipdale”, an acquaintance said. “There is something in the atmosphere here”. And so I made the 20 kilometer dirt road drive from my village to Klipdale; a farming community of approximately 120 people between Napier and Riviersonderend in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. …

The late Sunday afternoon drive (4 pictures)

Four different processing modes with a multitude of software (plug-ins). Images shot along back road between Napier and Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. Date: Sunday 24 April between 15:00 and 17:00 PM. The distance to the furthest mountains at the horizon is in all pictures between 20 and 25 km (13-16 miles). Just …

The removal (an update)

23 Days ago we moved 50 kilometers from Stanford to Napier in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. We had to start with a gigantic cleaning operation and since last week we are unpacking. The first plants have since last Wednesday a place in the new garden and many others are still …

Ode to the gardener

I admire landscaper/gardener Tommy Ngwenya. He is a South African and works hard in creating and maintaining the most beautiful gardens in Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa. He is from the (I hate the expression …) “previously disadvantaged” side of the society (hate it because most South Africans are still disadvantaged for whatever reason). His business …

Kind of Land Art

(In the dunes near Arniston, Western Cape, South Africa)

Morning Mist in ‘Downtown’ Napier 2 (3 pictures)

Napier Sunrise (4 pictures)

(Napier, Western Cape, South Africa) When the sun is fully above the horizon the colours suddenly change.  

Sunrises and Sunsets in the Overberg

The Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa is known for it’s magnificent and sometimes unusual coloured (even saturated) golden hours. And I love the early hours photographing the never boring landscapes. Always a surprise. Most of the pictures did not need any post-processing (= in-camera settings); with a few I added a texture …

The Big, Big Move

Per 1 April we will reside in an heritage house (Anno 1928) in Napier; 50 kilometers drive from Stanford and also in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa. Besides plenty of administrative ‘issues’ inherent at selling and buying properties there are many other things to think of. Take for example the …

In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013) will exhibit one of my pictures as part of the groups expo Snap to Grid between 10 December and 2 January. Director Rex Bruce of the LADC: “Very nice work. This night land/sea-scape breaths sphere. It invites to contemplate”. Title of the picture: “Unspoiled beach”. Shot …