Monday, August 22, 2011

Xmas in July

Snow at the roadside, somewhere between Warden and Verkykerskop, in the Free State.
Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mkll, 17-40mm f4L

Clouds over Witsand

A cold day in the desert. Taken in 2004 with a Canon G3.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Winter Sun

Merle.  Canon 5D Mk 11.  Canon 100-400mm L

~ Summer vs Winter ~

Winter in the Free State decrees that every blade of grass/leaf turns yellow and dies!  As you can see from the pictures above, although everything is yellow and dead/burnt there is still plenty of water in these mountains.  All the little farm dams are full (no receding water marks), water runs down the sides of the roads in many places just like it does in Summer - we found it incredible!
Merle.  Canon 5D Mk11.  17-40mm L & 100-400mm L.


Somewhere in the Free State - two kilometers above sea level.  A crystal clear blue, blue sky above, complemented by a gorgeous terracotta-red-earth below!
Merle.  Canon 5D Mark 11.  Canon 17-40mm L & 100-400mm L.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

End of Days

Flames up to 10 metres high in suburban Johannesburg. Click to enlarge - small image appears soft.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August Moon

Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, taken with Merle's 100-400mm L lens

Land of the Afternoon

Late afternoon in the Free State. Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 17-40mm F4 L