Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
After taking off on the 7:10am flight from OR Tambo Intl Airport, Johannesburg, it wasn't long before we were flying alongside the winding Vaal River. The Vaal River forms the boundary between the North West Province and the Free State.
The Bloemhof Dam is on the upper left side of the frame with Hoopstad in the foreground.
The merging of the Riet and Vaal Rivers with the main river being the Vaal.
I am not sure where this zigzagging road is (on the left) but I have also seen it from the opposite direction flying a different airline. According to my detailed map it could be between Douglas and Prieska and does not appear to have a name. (frustratingly many dirt roads have no names)
Very interesting landscape!! We want to find this area on Google Earth and go and take a closer look.
Arid mountainous terrain around the Sutherland area.
The Voelvlei Dam in the triangle of Riebeek-Kasteel, Tulbach and Wolseley.
The Swartland - Malmesbury area where wheat is grown.
Durbanville area - neat vineyards producing wonderful wines!
Cape Town at last! Table Mountain was completely covered with a billowing white 'table cloth'.Three days later I returned to Joburg leaving on the 6:25am flight (very, very early!!) but the angle of the rising sun allowed me to take some stunning pictures.
Merle. Canon 5D Mk11. Canon 28-85mm L.
Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 17-40mm f4 L
Friday, December 2, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
After travelling for approximately two hours (on dirt - and possibly lost), we came upon this scene in the mountains near Amersfoort, vicinity of Piet Retief. Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 135mm f2 L
Monday, November 7, 2011
I was rather fortunate to have ended up with this shot. All I had on the camera was a 135mm lens. Luckily the camera's tracking is accurate enough to allow me to crop the original and still end up with enough detail. Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 135mm f2 L
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This year instead of going to Pretoria, the Jacaranda City of South Africa, we decided to see exactly what Johannesburg had to offer and we were not disappointed, these are truly magnificent trees. Mostly shot around Houghton and Saxonwold.
4th Street, Houghton Estate
Houghton Golf Course, 2nd Avenue
'Angel of Peace' dedicated to all nations, men, women and children, who lost their lives during the Anglo Boer War 1899-1902. The commemorative stone was laid 30 November 1910.
The South African Museum of Military History, Eastwold Way, Saxonwold