Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lunar Orbit

One of a few fortunate shots of aircraft crossing the moon. Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 300mm f4L

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Looking South

What a contrast to the clouds in the north (see photo below). Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds

Looking North

Looking north from Johannesburg, these clouds were so different to the ones in the south (see above photo). Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Matinee

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 300mm f4 / 85mm f1.8

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Merle.  5D Canon Mk2.  Canon 100-400mm L and Macro 100mm lenses were used.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dark Days

Derrick, Canon EOS-1D, 85mm f1.8

Journey's End

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 50mm f1.4

Another Time

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds

Sunday, November 7, 2010

An African Eveing Sky

A stunning warm evening to watch a glorious sunset go by to the West of Sandton City, Johannesburg.  We then noticed flashes in the clouds at the bottom left in the sunset picture.  As we had no tripods with us, thought we would try to capture the lightning just hand-holding our cameras and after many near misses managed to get two or three, the best being this one.
Merle. Canon 5D Mk2 28-80mm L

Last Gleam of Twilight

Johannesburg, Sunday evening
Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 300mm f4L

Wintry Summer on the Mountain

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 300mm f4L

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Warm Highveld Evening

The sky this evening over Sandton/Johannesburg after a light shower of rain earlier.
Merle.  Canon 5D Mk2. 100-400mm L

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Sky Tonight

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 17-40mm f4L

Monday, November 1, 2010

Acoss the Bay

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 300mm f4L

November Night

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 17-40mm f4L, 13 second exp, f4

Monday, October 25, 2010

Clouds and Dust over Africa

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 17-40mm f4L, 1/30 sec, f8

Thursday, October 21, 2010

3D Kodak Camera

I recently purchased a Kodak 3D camera (in perfect condition), manufactured in the 1950's. Busy researching the best ways to post 3D on the internet!  Derrick

Jacaranda City

We took a special trip to Pretoria on Sunday afternoon to see the Jacarandas and WOW! we were not disappointed!  They must have planted literally zillions of these wonderful trees many years ago and  have rewarded/enthralled inhabitants and droves of visitors alike from all over the world.  They are everywhere, no selected areas, just everywhere from the affluent Waterkloof and down on to the city, no distinction of good or bad areas, just EVERYWHERE!!  Do these lucky people really know how privileged they are to live in a Garden of Eden like this - I wonder!  If you live in neighbouring Joburg, go and take a look and why not include an early, light supper as well. (like we did!)
Merle. 5D Canon Mk2.  100-400mm L

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cold Mountain

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jacarandas in Joburg

October is Jacaranda month in South Africa and they are especially lovely this year.  Pretoria is the Jacaranda City but I think Joburg does a pretty good job itself!!  Some are enormous trees, the second last shot is ONE tree!!  The fourth pic is of two trees both in ONE yard, very lucky indeed!  Also, the 'blue' colour can vary from a lighter to darker shade of 'blue'.
The 'blue' colour is unique to the Jacaranda flower and it is very difficult to reproduce properly but I have tried my best, setting my camera to the closest setting that will allow the closest 'blue' as it is magnificent to see on the spot!  The pictures tinged in pink were taken one afternoon as the sun dipped in the West, crimson-tipping the huge trees.
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2 100-400mm L

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

View From Our Stoep

Derrick, Canon G9

Distant Horizon

Derrick, Canon 1Ds, 70-200mm f4 L

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dandelion Summer

Merle. 5D Canon Mk2. 100mm Macro

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Perfect Place to Be!

A perfect African sunset in the Magaliesburg hills, a warm gentle breeze playing in the long dry grass with a soft rustle every now and then.  Later a silent 'apricot' moon came up and sailed across the evening sky!
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2.  100-400mm L