My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 30

“We could never learn to be brave & patient if there were only joys in the world.”

Helen Keller

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 29


GAL 5:22

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 28

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 27

“All you have is now. The measure of our peace of mind and the measure of our personal effectiveness are determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.”

Andrew Matthews

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 26

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” 

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 25


“Whoever is happy will make others happy too”

Mark Twain

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 24

“How often we miss our life by focusing on the past or yearning for the future.”

Anne Wilson Schaef

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 23

“Close the day with prayer so that you may have a peaceful night free from dreams and nightmares.”


Sunset, Hopefield Road, South Africa,September 2012

My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 22

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”

Ben Stein

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 21


“Earth laughs in flowers.”  Ralph Waldo EmersonRenosterveld_9713 21

Renosterveld 2011

In August 2010 I was introduced to a Private Nature Reserve on one of the farms just around the corner from us. The Renosterveld  is split into many little Reserve’s on witch one is on Mooiplaas on the Bottelary Road. In 2010 I visited it 3 times. That was before I got so busy with photo shoots and editing.

I visited again in September 2011 but due to my workload never finished up editing the photo’s. I edited the photo’s as I needed one for my project My photo’s everyone’s/someone’s quotes. Today while waiting for my clients to arrive I decided to finish up the last 79 photo’s and free up some space on my hard drive.

These photo’s were still taken with my Canon EOS 500D with my EF 18-200mm 1:3.5-5:6 IS. I must be honest I still love my 500D it takes awesome photo’s but I really need to get my shutter button fixed. Sometimes it will focus when pressed halfway sometimes not. But here he was still working perfectly.

When I started editing the photo’s I had flower books all around me looking up names of the flowers and typing it in on my photo’s file name but as my workload increased I just edited. Hopefully one day I’ll have time to do the rest of my name searching. Well I have to if I want to make a book about all my flower photo’s of the Renosterveld. Maybe I must just take my photo’s to Tielman Roos of Mooiplaas and owner of the Private Nature Reserve to help me identify the photo’s. Who knows some of these beautiful flowers and plants may just be weeds…..

Here are just a few collages I compiled of the flowers that bloom in September in the Renosterveld….

One day I’ll write a proper article about the Renosterveld and share some more photo’s.

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 20

Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape,July 2010
Mountain Zebra National Park, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa, July 2010


“For in the true nature of things, if we will rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious

than if it were made of gold and silver.”

Martin Luther King


My Photo someone’s quote: Day 19 Bonus

“A career is wonderful thing, but you can’t snuggle up to it on a cold night.” 
Marilyn Monroe 


My Photo someone’s quote: Day 19

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

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September 2012, West Coast National Park, South Africa

New Printer, New Designs….

The past view weeks I’ve been having problems with my printer and it’s been very frustrating. I print my own CD’s and DVD’s and the past few times I had to throw away quite a lot of DVD’s . The printer just stop printing in the middle of the DVD and then keep telling me that the printer cover is closed.

I started looking around for another printer that can print direct to CD/DVD. I spoke to one of the store owners and he had a look Canon is the only manufacturer that has a printers with the function I want.Not one store had any in stock so I thought okay it’s not meant to be.   Today however I went to the shops to go and look for boxes to put my client’s photo’s in because there are to many photo’s for the envelopes I have. Guess what I came across in the shop a Canon printer that can do Direct disc printing. I was so happy and when I saw the price I was even happier. Now I am the owner of a brand new Canon Pixma iP7240.


I had to print two DVD’s for clients tonight and it took me more than 4 hours to figure out first of all where to go to print direct to disk and then how to get the photo on the disk. I started playing around and found some cool designs. Then when I wanted to print it kept giving me an error. I tried to print like I did with my old printer and it kept telling me to close the cover… I was confused. Then I went to trouble shooting and there it told me that the program will prompt me to open the cover….

I love the new designs for my DVD’s and I just know I’ll enjoy being more creative.



Note to self. To save time go straight to the online manual before trying to operate new equipment….

My Photo someone’s quote: Day 18


“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us.”

Ashley Montagu

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My Photo someone’s quote: Day 17

“If you will make a deliberate decision to develop a positive attitude toward opportunities and obstacles, you are on your way toward having what is the most important quality in education: the power of positive thinking.”

Robert H. Schuller

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Brothers dancing the night away….

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Dance 2

Dance 4I just had to post these photo’s. These two brothers had the time of their lives on mom and dad’s wedding day.  They had everyone’s attention and were real little entertainers. Everybody loved them me included. Took allot of photo’s of these two dancing… Who know’s maybe one day they will be famous… They certainly got the moves….


My photo someone’s quote: Day 16

“Cherish your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows and live your today’s.” -Unknown

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My photo someone’s quote: Day 15

 JJH_4522 15“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

Carl Sandburg