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
Hold a tennis ball behind the camera and he’ll hold this pose all day long…
I’ve never been a big bird watcher, but sitting in a wild garden watching an assortment of birds feeding off the local fynbos is quite therapeutic. And wildly colourful.
We spent last weekend in Hermanus – a seaside town our family love to escape to as often as possible. It’s also the place we got married, and a town known for it’s incredible whale sightings.
I rented a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens and enjoyed spending a few hours one evening trying to capture the coastline and starry skies. Hermanus is often misty and there was a lot of cloud cover for the most part of the weekend. Night skies are a challenging subject matter and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m enjoying the process and eerie outings. Continue reading Hermanus by night
I never thought I’d be the owner of a toy poodle… but Basil is a pretty cool guy. Pictured here aged around 4 months.
With the ability to work from home, as part of a distributed company, we often praise the fact that we don’t have to commute to an office. But sometimes the seemingly mundane daily tasks provide unexpected value. Continue reading Monotonous routines