Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Sunday, 11 April 2010
I really like the car's indicator light as it changes lane.
The sunset was beautiful, but the framing was lacking an interesting subject, hence why I am not using them as my shot of the day.
Thankfully, Steve came and picked me up and we went back to his house for dinner. Before we ate, we grabbed our cameras - he has a D5000 and went and took some shots of the sunset.
The sunset was particularly beautiful, however, our viewpoint did not have an interesting subject to shoot.
I decided to try and include part of the sunset and a passing car. No tripod, so this is shot handheld and kind of like the result. Could maybe do with a bit more of the car, but without having a full lighting setup, that was not going to work.
Not completely upset with the results. Did merge two pics in CS4 to get a better more interesting picture.
I love the colour, which is pretty much what the eye saw.
Anyway, I was told that a new one had opened further inland. Went for a drive and found it. Not on the same scale. They have some really cute parrots, including one called Snowy who says hello a lot and dances for you.
There was not a lot of photo ops. I did manage to get a few of a Knysna Lourie in flight, but it was on a background of wire, so did not bother posting them.
See my alternative for today to see a Lourie standing still.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Can't be bothered to rewrite it, but needless to say this shot's focus is not quite right because I was interrupted by some strange woman who decided to come over and talk to me while I was trying to take the picture. Not wanting to appear ruse I stopped what I was doing to listen to her and when I went back to the shot the dragon fly was gone. So no sharp focus on the eye.
This was taken handheld with mt 120-400mm sigma at 400mm.
I managed to leave my camera at home and hadn't taken any other shots for the day, so had to take a snap with the old iphone. It doesn't handle the low light very well but it will have to do!
Unfortunately only had the nifty fifty on me, so was unable to get some action shots of the surfers, so this picture will have to do.
I do not know what is is about this shot but I like it!
Thursday, 8 April 2010
I thought she wold make a good subject for some pictures.
Needless to say she was not at all interested and I think I only succeeded in making my wife laugh.... a lot!
A lovely, friendly cat, but it does not like being picked up and wont stay on your lap long if she does decide to jump up, and then she will give you the claw action!!!
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
I love the sky and we also got a few bolts of lightening too.
We had spent a lovely day in the Drakensberg and had done a 3 hour hike around the surrounding mountains. After having a quick nap, then swim in the reservoir and grabiing something to eat I thought I would take a few pics of the birds in the camp.
Unfortunately the light was pretty poor (see day 69 alternative) and these guys don;t exactly move slowly and stay still for long. My Sigma 120-400 is a good lens but not great in poor light!.
Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised with the result. Please see the other one I have posted and let me know which is better.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
This was taken between the ceremony and the reception.
Africa just has the most amazing sunsets!
Monday, 5 April 2010
In the afternoon before we headed out to the wedding venue there was a lovely light coming from the sunset.
Took this shot of my beautiful wife...needless to say she was none too pleased!
These guys were growing around the pool.
Not the most interesting photo, but I did not take my camera with me to the go-karting and the Stag party. Not wanting any incriminating evidence, however, I needn't have worried as it was a very sedate evening.