Project 365 Photo a day: 365/74

This morning I had a photo shoot with Sunette Nieuwoudt the only Western Cape finalist for the Mrs South Africa title. But more about the shoot tomorrow.

My photo of the day is our lovely Table Mountain one of the new 7 Wonders of the world.   But enough said just enjoy the photo…

Table Mountain in Black & White
A look at Table Mountain from Blouberg

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/73

It is freezing cold outside and the boys decided that Tammy is going to freeze to death so they let her inside.  With the fire in the fireplace and the boys pampering her she is in 7 th heaven.

Just look how cozy… I told her to go outside and she just turned head and looked away.  She totally ignored me and when the boys wanted to take her outside to do her thing she ran into Lian’s room under his blankets.

Lian and Tammy watching some television
Tammy Black & White
Tammy ignoring me when I told her to go outside..

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How much is that doggy in the window the one with the waggling tail….. Tra-la-la….

Here’s the second doggy ornament the boys bought me for my birthday. Tonight I decided that I want to use the fire as a background. I still need allot of practice with my Canon  7D. Every time I take photo’s it’s a learning experience. But I do enjoy it.

Fire as a background is so vibrant. I just love the way the yellows, whites and oranges come together.

Dog ornament with fireplace as background
Head shot of my dog ornament on Black & White

A unplanned Sunday afternoon drive…

Today hubby suggested that we take our car for a drive to charge the battery.  The first thing that  I grabbed was my camera.  I got my photo of the day that I already shared with you.

All the photo’s was taken at one spot. Hubby stopped at the Antique Tractor on the R304 a spot well known to us.  We were practicing for the Argus Cycle tour one year when our tandem got a flat just there….

So I decided to take some photo’s of the tractor that from the outside looked like it was standing on the wall. I took photo’s from different angles and then I saw the gate was open I walked inside and took a photo of the tractor on pillars…

Antique Tractor
Antique Tractor in Sepia
Antique tractor
Antique tractor on pillars

Outside the gate of the Antique Tractor a mother and her little daughter were sitting.  She laughed at hubby sitting in the car, but she would not even give me a little smile.  I took some photo’s of her but she just looked at me emotionless. I wonder what went through that little head.  Mental note to self. Always keep some sweets in the car maybe I’ll be lucky and get a smile next time…

What are you looking at?
Black & White portrait of a little girl
Hiding behind mommy…

Here are some landscape photo’s.

Stellenbosch  Wine farm with Mountains in Background
Stellenbosh farm with Snow topped Ceres Mountains in Background

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After having some car trouble this week and the fact that the battery went flat hubby jumped started the car and we went for a drive. I took my camera with just in case I see something that I would like to share with you all.

When I saw the snow on the mountains my mind was made up. I want do share a landscape photo with you all today.

A Stellenbosch farm with the snowy topped Ceres mountains in the background
Snowy Tops of Ceres Mountains in the far… Black & White Photography
Snowy topped Ceres Mountains

My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 10/52

Hermanus, East Coast, Western Cape

“Never leave that till tomorrow, which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin

Sandbaai, East Coast, Western Cape

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” Brian Tracy

Taal Monument, Paarl, Western Cape

“All our talents increase in the using, and the every faculty, both good and bad, strengthen by exercise.”  Anne Bronte

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Addo National Elephant Park, Eastern Cape

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” Maya Angelou

Cradock, Eastern Cape

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela

Cradock, Eastern Cape

“The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” Norman Vincent Peale

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/70

Dog ornament with Red background
Dog ornament in Black & White


Not saying much tonight. This is one of 4 dog ornaments the boys bought me for my birthday… I just love them…

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/69

It’s a cold and wet Friday afternoon here in Kraaifontein. The boys had a very hard week behind them. Homework and studying for the exams.

Well all the hard work has caught  up with Armand. He fell asleep on my bed while watching his brother organizing his soccer cards….

Tired after a hard week
Tired Black & White

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/68

Because my studio don’t get any direct sunlight it is freezing cold in the winter. In summertime it is lovely and the coolest room in our house.

Last year I was to lazy to do my migration to the warmest room in the house that would be our bedroom.  To edit with layers of clothing was not fun and  the Oil Heater drove the electricity bill through the roof.  So this year I decided that I’ll rather migrate to my bedroom were we have a fireplace. I just had to wait for the perfect day to do it…

This morning my husband helped me to move my desk and computer to my new office space. Not that I take up allot.  The fireplace was going since around 11h30 this morning so  the room is nice and cozy. Spyker ,my African Grey, is really enjoying the company and has not stopped talking since I came to sit and edit. Now at least he has a real person that talks back to him and not just the radio playing in the background.

This year I am doing more for the environment.  First of all we will use less electricity and the heater will not work this year.Normally Hubby and I will be working in the studio and living room, the kids would play in their rooms or play games in our bedroom. Now we will all be in the warmest room in the house… For the fire we use off-cuts that hubby get’s at one of the woodwork businesses they are just to glad to get rid of it and we are just as happy to take it off their hands so that we can stay nice and warm during the winter.

I wonder if you could guess what my photo of the day are?  The room? Nope.  Well have a look for yourself.

Nice and Cozy fire
Fire place Black & White


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At long last I decided that my mom’s Anthurium Plant will be my photo of the day. My uncle gave the plant to my mom many many years ago.

Every year  since she got it it’s blooming like mad and when they moved to us we thought now the plant is going to die because it had to be outdoors.  But instead it went on and on and giving more and more lovely flowers.

It’s winter  here in South Africa and color is always welcome on the cold and gloomy days.

Mom’s Pink Anthurium
Anthurium in Black & White
Pink Anthurium Flower