Apparently according to Facebook, it was my birthday recently and for this purpose I have decided to choose 37 of my favourite images taken over a period of time. I have not chosen it for its artistic accuracy, composition or post-processed finishing. Various reasons came to mind as to why these images made the list; so here they are and I hope you’ll enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
So here goes:
This picture was taken in Cape Town with my first point and shoot camera. I got down low on my back and when I looked up, I saw this leaf with the sun’s rays flirting with it. This image is a constant reminder that photography is heavily reliant on light and that our Creator is the source of light.
I simply love close ups (or macros) as it emphasises the detail in the subject. When I looked at this photo the first time, I mistook it for a tree. It just shows how one’s perspective of something can be inaccurate based on how you look at something.
In 2007 Candy and I had the awesome privilege to whisk through Europe and I snapped this image of Le Champ de Mars from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Paris is such a magical city, I almost proposed to my wife for a second time.
Another macro. I took this image on the day I bought my second camera. It was taken in the back of our yard and it was here where I discovered getting down low to capture a different view and look at the world from a new angle.
Oh how we love travelling! Driving through SA we stopped at virtually every “border” post and reflected for a second. It makes one think of going into new territory, a new set of rules, new challenges. It’s almost how life is, when one chapter is complete, a new one starts with new roads to travel, fresh directions to find.
We found little Red-Riding Hood’s grandmother’s house!
Upon visiting Robben Island, you are filled with such respect for the men and women who laid down their lives for a nation that they love. They shed blood and died for the freedom from oppression of an entire nation. Here we have Madiba and Tambo in deep conversation and we can only imagine what is being said.
This tree can be found on the Caledon Hotel property. I simply love the reflection that makes it seem even taller than what it really is. It was an early summer’s morning when all you have is your camera and your thoughts. The light wasn’t too harsh yet and the breeze was gentle.
Whether this was male or female drivers, I don’t know. What I do know is that the passerby ants had to regroup and take another route. On the other hand these two look so comfy and loving, like Siamese Toyotas!
Have I mentioned that I like close ups? Being the one whose always behind the camera, I more often than not don’t get a pic of myself. Here I get the benefit of both worlds. My model is, of course, Candy. I was doing a shoot of her and needed a somewhat different angle. Here I am capturing my favourite things: Candy, my camera, the outdoors and formula 1 (Ferrari badge on my jacket)
I truly think we live in a very beautiful city, with amazing scenery and structures to show off to the world. One of our jewels is the Cape Town stadium, which hosted the Cape Town games of the soccer World Cup in 2010. When this blog was published, I still haven’t been inside the stadium yet – very sad. I hope to bring you some more images from within this beautiful stadium pretty soon.
This is a rare species of flora (Arto Nironen) only found on the cliffs of the Gaizinkalns mountains, near Helsinki. It is believed to have major healing properties and takes care of headaches, pain and fever in an instant. Apparently it’s also good for bad breath. The way to use it is to make a pulp and consume it in a cup of boiling water…actually…no, it was not found in Helsinki and I don’t think it has any healing properties but it was found close to Signal Hill. 🙂
So that’s part 1 for now. I hope you enjoyed it and will come and check out part 2. Please feel free to leave some comments.