Bees, bugs, birds – A week in the winter garden

Its mid-winter here, and as I write we are on our way to the shortest day of the year. Winter is when the deep orange aloes come to life in the wild, along the roads and in the gardens. The brightly coloured, tubular flowers that are filled with nectar are a welcome source of food … Continue reading Bees, bugs, birds – A week in the winter garden

April 365 Project – Travel Shots

I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.

A Blog Spring Clean

Autumn greetings, readers! Do you feel the need to update your blog occasionally to keep it fresh and engaging? In South Africa, it's early autumn not spring! But I felt the need to do a little spring cleaning on my blog this weekend and to re-structure a little bit. We've had a few public holidays recently. I … Continue reading A Blog Spring Clean

Queer quagga! #AtoZChallenge

Dabelle is over half way in the April "Blogging from A to Z" challenge and is on a quest to understand some South African English words.

Looking into the spaces

I look beyond the obvious and into the spaces to find my photograph opportunities. If I am attentive, I will see them. 

Best shot(s) of 2017?

I don't consider myself to be a landscape photographer, nor do I think I am any good at landscapes, but I always try when I get an opportunity.

Square Sky December [3]

I've done another week. Looking at the sky has become a morning ritual this month - a kind of mindfulness. The first thing I do when I wake up is look at the sky.  At this stage of the month, I am looking for different viewpoints, frames and cloud formations.

Square Sky December [2]

I am doing Becky's ('The Life of B') December Skies theme. She is aiming to take a photo each day of the sky in square format. I started late and am trying for a photo a day. I post each day on my 365 project so I will do a weekly round up here on my … Continue reading Square Sky December [2]

Square Sky December [1]

Roll on chill time! December is a mainly a holiday month for us here in South Africa, when we have our long summer break. Most businesses shut down around the 15th or 22nd and won't open again until the first or second week of January.  The university where I work finishes tomorrow. The first two … Continue reading Square Sky December [1]

Anatomy of a thunderstorm

Recently, as a thunderstorm approached I was around to see how it developed. Of course, I had my camera to capture it. I live on a hill that overlooks the town and have taken a ton of photographs with the tag ‘view from my lounge’. I am so fortunate to have a stunning view which changes … Continue reading Anatomy of a thunderstorm