Last week we celebrated the life of my grandpa on the farm where he was born and died 93 years later. Seeing the farm from high above highlights the changing landscape of Nelspruit. It’s amazing to see how the farm has shaped the city’s growth.
Being on the farm brought back wonderful childhood memories of adventurous, outdoor holidays. As one mighty tree fell, we planted another in remembrance.
I took a lot of photos on my recent trip to the bush. But this one is my favourite.
I love the lush, warm colors of the dense bush this time of year. Coupled with a giraffe on his own mission, not interested in posing for the camera. Continue reading Selati giraffe
In the spirit of trying to adventure more, coupled with a personal challenge to capture, create, and actually publish more content, I’ve made a short edit of our family holiday (family not included in the video…) to Mauritius.
I’m completely amazed what can be achieved with an iPhone, a GoPro, and a very smart drone. I almost edited this video on my phone to try and prove a point to myself, but got a little frustrated and retreated back to Final Cut Pro.
That said, it’s entirely possible and wildly addictive creating stories from a trifecta of pocket sized devices. 2017 is rad.
Today Yolandi went on her first dune bashing adventure to the Atlantis sand dunes. With a partner in crime – Green African‘s Discovery Sport.
We made a few rookie errors. Namely tyre pressure, and a pretty late start to the mission. When they say midday sun removes most dune shadows they’re telling the truth. This means for some sudden stops at the top of some hairy drops.
We both got stuck a couple times, and lost. Not knowing what was around the next corner. It was great, sometimes nervy fun though, and I look forward to more practice soon.
Last week I went on a very windy photo mission with Andy Schar. We drove around Chapman’s Peak, which is one of my favourite drives in Cape Town (previous photos).
Loved the rich color contrast
All the white swirling horses
Andy hiding from the wind
Tomfoolery with Yolandi
Side note: I’m using VSCO presets for Lightroom. Love the film color grades and flexibility you have to modify them. I’m also test driving the new Lightroom to WordPress.com plugin. If you have Jetpack installed it works perfectly with self-hosted WordPress sites.
I don’t know who was more keen to get a “safari car”. Max, my nearly 5 year old, or me.
Max developed a very rare talent, at a very early age. He has the remarkable ability to identify a “safari car”, otherwise known as a Land Rover Defender, if it even enters his distant periphery.
For Max a safari car represents adventure. Something he and I want to chase more intentionally this year. Continue reading Chasing adventure slowly
These past 6 months have been a whirlwind. A work trip to Germany and then Canada. A very noisy, messy house renovation. And 3 months of “colic”, that was fortunately followed by another 3 months getting to know a gentle, happy, smiling little Malakai. Continue reading 6 months with Malakai