Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Across the Jungle

Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 135mm f2 L

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Summer Skyline

I always look forward to the stormy summer skies over Johannesburg. Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 17-40mm f4 L

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Looking Up

Approaching thunderstorm, Friday, 18 November. Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 17-40mm f4 L

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Johannesburg Sky

Strange clouds over Johannesburg, Sunday, 13 November. Sandton City skyline can be seen on the horison in the top photograph. The cloud was huge! (Click on photograph to see additional detail). A photographer in southern Brazil reported that they had similar looking cloud cover today! Derrick, Canon 1Ds Mk2, 17-40mm f4 L

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Land of Contrasts

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

Summer Sky

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

It's Jacaranda Time Again!

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

White Jacarandas are very rare.  They do not seem to flower as prolifically as the 'blue' jacaranda.  This one is in Morningside.
Merle.  Canon 5D Mk11.  Canon 100-400mm L.