Thursday, July 29, 2010

Purple Pampas

We came across a huge pampas grass vlei back lit in the afternoon sun.  The sky was a strange purple grey colour but looked great as a backdrop to their fluffy heads.
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2.  100-400mm. F4.5-5.6 L

Another Time

Rusty-orange Hi-veld grass blowing in the late afternoon breeze around a forgotten homestead.
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2. 100-400mm.  F4.5-5.6 L

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

All By Myself

In this area the gates seem to stay open permanently just hanging awkwardly on their hinges!
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2.  100-400mm F4.5-5.6 L

The Blues

Looking north towards the Magaliesburg on a smokey Sunday afternoon.
Merle. 5D Canon Mk2. 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L

Lazy Days

Half an hour's drive southwest of Johannesburg.
Merle.  5D Canon Mk 2.  100-400mm. F4.5-5.6 L.

Last Light

Derrick, Canon EOS-400D, 50mm F1.4

Fade to Black

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

The Way Home

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds
By the way, there is a dog with a man's face on the cloud!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's what the Octopus said!

The Orange Army invaded our land for a solid month, each win strengthening their belief that they would be the ones to lift the Cup!  In the end it was Paul the Octopus who had to lay down the law and who's tentacles held true right to the very bitter end - SPAIN would lift the Cup, he said, and so they did!!!
Merle.  Fuji F70 EXR

ENG/USA/SA - support them all!

Merle.  Fuji F70 EXR

FINAL Countdown - ONE day to GO!!!

One day before the games were due to start, everybody was on the streets during their lunch hour (which went on a lot longer!) in support for our local team, Bafana Bafana.  There were people everywhere waving flags, blowing vuvuzelas, cars sounding their hooters, never seen such support - IT WAS AMAZING WOW!!
Catherine Louw.  Canon EOS400 with Diana F+wideangle lens (Lomography)

GO Bafana!

Taken at Mama's Shebeen, Greenside, Joburg during one of Bafana's games
Catherine Louw.  Canon EOS400 18-55mm


Rand Merchant Bank went to the trouble of putting decals on the windows of their building next door to the multistoried one with the ropes of flags.  As we all know, Bafana didn't make it to the second round but were instrumental in ousting France, 1-2, a huge achievement and make us proud? they most certainly did!
Merle.  5D Canon Mk2.  28-80mm  F4.5-5.6L

Rand Merchant Bank - going the Second Mile!

This was one of the most incredible displays supporting our local team, Bafana Bafana.  These flags flew  for the entire month of the World Cup.
Merle.  Canon 5D Mk2. 28-80mm F4.5-5.6 L

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bushveld Evening

 Derrick, Canon 5D, 70-200mm, f4L, 800 ISO

Good Evening

Shot on a Nikon D2X (we now shoot mainly on Canon - hey, camera's don't matter!), this is still one of my favourite sun close-ups. Derrick, Nikon D2X / AF-S Nikkor 400mm f2.8

Into Africa

Sunday afternoon. Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds

On a Little Hill Far Away in Africa

Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 17-40mm F4L

Picture Break

Winter clouds are so very rare here in Gauteng. Merle taking a break in the middle of - winter. Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds

Flags in the afternoon sun

At this stage Germany were still in with a chance of winning the World Cup. Well, that was then! Derrick, Canon EOS-1Ds, 17-40mm f4L