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.