Friday, August 28, 2009


PhotoFriday's word for the week is 'Seaside'. Recently my family and I have taken to going to the beachfront early on a Sunday morning, parking the car and taking a long walk along the promenade. It's something I really enjoy doing and I find it's a great way to relax and de-stress. It doesn't help that we stop along the way for a huge breakfast, but then isn't that what Sunday mornings are for? Hope you like today's pic.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Favourite Spot

One of my favourite spots in the world has to be a place called Fairways. It's a group of chalets situated on the golf course of the Drakensberg Gardens resort in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. We go there for a week every year at roughly the same time, and it's a holiday I really look forward to. This pic is taken from the Glen Gary Country Club dam at about 5:30 in the morning, when the temperature was only 1°C!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


The other day I decided to try a lens reversal technique I'd read about, basically reversing a 55mm lens and mounting it in front of a 200mm lens. It works pretty well but depth of field is practically non-existant. Vigetting is also a bit of a problem but I think the pro's far out-weigh the cons. This kind of photography seems to open up a whole new world that we never see, and I find that fascinating!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eye Spy!

I spied a new website the other day called 'PhotoFriday'. I used to try a daily photo challenge at another site but with family, work, social life and other commitments, I found it hard to achieve a good shot every single day. PhotoFriday is similar but they give you a challenge word every Friday and you've got the rest of the week to submit your pic. Today's word is 'Eyes', so I hope you like my first entry.