Tranquillity

I was privileged to stay in a delightful shoreline cottage at Churchhaven for two days recently; I’ve been here a couple of times before to photograph this unique, beautiful place. Click on image to view full size The problem is that as a day visitor one cannot access the National Park before and after daylight, these are crucial times for
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Three Years On – Gallery Upgrade

Three years ago I opened my Gallery; well it was really something of a workshop as I started framing my own images in my newly acquired space. Curious potential customers had to navigate benches, tools and piles of framing materials. Many images semi-finished, on the floor, propped up by whatever was available, evan a few on semi-hangers on the wall.
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Leica X1

  Leica X1 Virtually every week I get notification via my plethora of Internet subscriptions and social media of a new digital camera with amazing technological advantages. Don’t get me wrong; I love camera technology, embracing totally, the remarkable image making of the digital age. I used to read most reviews cover to cover assessing my current gear in relation
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Richtersveld Adventure – Part 2

Early morning – The Weather Breaks! As I left Port Nollorth heading for the Richtersveld the sky closed in again; down came the rain. I was heading for Eksteenfontein where I intended to check in and spend 3-4 nights camping in the Richtersveld Community Conservancy. I turned left off the R382 heading for Lekkersing. Despite my GPS showing 80kms to
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Richtersveld Adventure – Part 1

Elands Bay – Verlorenvlei Wetlands I must have been beguiled by the dry warm autumn here in the Cape when I organised my trip to the Richtersveld. My plan was to spend two nights at Elands Bay photographing the large dune field – two twilight and two sunrise encounters then head north exploring the sand tracks on the West Coast
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Road Trip…

I am on a “road-trip” for two weeks travelling up the West Coast of  South Africa. I am travelling as close as possible to the ocean along all the coastal sand tracks. My first stop is here at Elands Baai where I encountered one of the Westerns Cape’s notorious winter “fronts”. My destination is the Richtersveld where I will stay
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Its been a “dreek” day…

It’s been a “dreek” day here in Hout Bay. For those who wonder what “dreek” is? Well it’s a colloquial word specifically used in the Border country of Scotland. If you think the Cape Westerly’s are cold, then spend some time south east of Edinburgh in the winter and I promise you will always remember “dreek” – I digress!  
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The Overberg – Western Cape

Last year there was (and continues to be) an inordinate amount of hype focussed on a new digital camera – Fuji XT 1 This is most certainly not, a camera review; I leave that to the myriad of armchair photographers, techies and “pixel peepers” out there on the internet. However, thanks to Fuji SA, and in particular Hein Hough of Fuji
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