Monday, January 20, 2014

Three Strikes

The original 2008 Superstrikes - now enhanced with new software to get more detail from the buildings. Derrick, Canon 1Ds

Two Strikes

Photographed in December 2008, this is one I forgot even existed! Derrick, Canon 1Ds

Monday, January 6, 2014

Colour in the Karoo

Although the Karoo can be dull and boring, there are times when the light is 'just right' and if you are in the right place at the right time you can capture those very special memorable moments!
Canon 5D Mk11.  Canon 100-400mm L.

Sutherland - a place to see the stars

Sutherland, although a small dot on the map, it has become famous because of it's atmosphere being clear enough to enable scientists to 'see' successfully into deep space.  As one approaches the town from the Frazerburg side, in the distance the large telescopes beginning to protrude from the barren mountain top shimmering in the hot afternoon sun. (see third picture)

The road is dirt up until the turn-off to the Observatory which is about seven kilometers from the town.  The vegetation in the area is scrub bush with virtually no trees.  Rainfall is at an absolute minimum hence the wonderful clear skies for much of the year.

Canon 5D Mk11.  Canon 100-400mm L

Gordon's Bay

Shot at Gordon's Bay, about an hour from Cape Town.
iPhone 4s.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! We wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014!

New Year's day was a perfect day, a wonderful way to start the 2014.
Merle.  iPhone 4s