Daniela’s Portait Shoot

On 14 May I had the pleasure to do a Portrait session with Daniela. Daniela did not realize that an portrait session could be so exhausting. After an hour she was quite tired and I was very happy with what I have seen on the back of the camera. I could not wait to download and get editing on her photo’s. I must say it came out stunning….

Here are a few of her photo’s in Black and White….

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The De Klerk Family shoot

DK_0786On Saturday, 11 May 2013 I had the pleasure to capture Kevin, Lizl, Connor and Matthew for their annual Family shoot, but this time they decided on a studio shoot.

Connor is turning 6 in July and he could still remember their previous family shoot. Now at every age children have different stages they go through. Well Connor is at that stage that he pulls his face funny when he have to smile. But I did manage to catch him when he thought I was finished taking the photo. These came out quite nice.

Little Matthew turned 3 in March and he is at that stage where he don’t want to be in the photo, but big brother may not be alone in the photo with Mom and dad. This way I could capture him with the family. He ‘s also at that stage that being silly is his job and this made the shoot so much more interesting…

Poor Mommy and Daddy really wanted everything to run smoothly but like all our photographers know that never happens. Their Family shoot photo’s came out great and here is just a few of them.

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 61

“Goals have made a tremendous difference in my life. They have allowed me to achieve success, and to accomplish what I had previously only dreamed of or wished for.”

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 60

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“Base yourself in loyalty and trust. Don’t be companion with those who are not your moral equal. When you make a mistake, don’t hesitate to correct it.”

Confucius Saying

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“It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.”

Jenny Craig

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“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”

Henry Ford 

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Ruby Tuesday: 9/10 Weeks

A week ago I introduced Ruby our German Shepard puppy. Yesterday afternoon I took some photo’s of her while playing outside with Tammy and Tekkies  her older sisters. She is growing up so fast and I must say she is very good. She let’s me know when she wants to go out. The only problem is when I am busy with something and can’t drop it immediately I get a  “present” in the house. But otherwise my floors stay clean and dry if I take her outside approximately every hour.

When I am at my desk in my office she lies on the little carpet. She’s my little shadow for now when she’s older she’ll be my big shadow…

I took these photo’s with my Canon 7D and my Canon EF 18-200mm IS lens. I am still struggling to get my action photo’s right. Most of them blur and I need to get it right before I go to the Kruger National Park in December. Birds in flight is going to be a problem if I do not get my settings right. I never had this problem with my Canon 500D. So if someone is also using an 7D could you please help me in the right direction.  I shot these photo’s in Aperture Priority (AV) ISO 800, F 5.6. Manual select :Single point AF, Center- weighted average.

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 57

“You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.”

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Kwikstertjie and the Moth/butterfly

I am busy working through my different holiday photo’s and came across these few photo’s of a Kwikstertjie and a moth or butterfly, not quite sure what it is, but I think it’s a moth. Anyway my parents, the boys, their nephew and I went to Sandbaai for the September/October 2012 school holiday. My Father got the flu and my mom was also not feeling well so most of the times the 3 boys and I went for outings.

The boys and I went to Hermanus on the 30th of September 2012 to go and see if we could spot some whale’s. The Whale festival is always a huge thing in Hermanus and thousands of people come to this little coastal village to spot whales and our photographers of course can’t wait to capture that WOW shot of a breaching whale. This particular morning something totally different from a whale caught my eye.  I spotted this Kwikstertjie with a Moth.  First the Kwikstertjie just hopped around it’s pray and then it took it in it’s beak and moved around on the rock with it. I waited to capture it while eating it but did not have that luck.I took quite allot of photo’s of this but only going to share a few.  After nearly half an hour of capturing the little Kwikstertjie and the Moth a young boy came running towards it and scared it and it flew away and I was not very happy. Why can’t the children’s parent’s teach their children not to scare animals and birds…
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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 56

“Success is not permanent & failure is not fatal. So be ready for your next challenge, and give it all you’ve got…”

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 55

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 54

“If we would build on a sure foundation of friendship, we must love our friends for their sake rather than for our own.”

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 53

“How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?”

Charles A Lindbergh

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 52

“Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile, some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.”

Henry Ward Beecher

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 51

“Challenges and difficult times aren’t just those things that occur to someone else. The secret is in learning to turn problems into positives and attacking each issue with action not inaction.”

Byron Pulsifer

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Introducing Ruby our newest family member

I am happy to introduce Ruby our newest family member. She is  a 8 week old German Shepard.  Today when I took her outside to visit mother nature I took a few photo’s of her. I must be honest she is learning fast. When I call her and my other two dogs to go outside she listens and come with. A few times now she asked me with little moans to go outside. Each time she just made it to the patch of grass….

When the people came to drop her off  I had no clue we are getting a new puppy. I was mad because we already have 3 dogs, a cat and a parrot. I asked my husband why didn’t he warn me?  His answer was because I knew you would say no….   But it only took a few minutes for my heart to melt…. I am a real sucker for puppies and Ruby stirred up some memories of my first German Shepard Simba. Oh how I loved him it was a very dark day when we had to put him down due to age…

Here are a few photo’s of Ruby. Will share some more as she grows up….

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 50

“A great rock is not disturbed by the wind; the mind of a wise man is not disturbed by either honor or abuse.”

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“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

Erma Bombeck

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My Photo’s someone’s Quotes: Day 48

“Every problem has a gift for you in it’s hands.”

Richard Bach

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My Photo’s someone’s Quotes: Day 47

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”

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“Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.”

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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My Photo’s someone’s Quotes: Day 45

“No action, no change.

Limited action, limited change.

Lots of action – Change occurs.”

Catherine Pulsifer

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 44

Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, Laugh at the confusion, Live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 43

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“Success is achieved by development of our strengths, not by elimination of our weakness.”

Marilyn Vos Savant

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern 2

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World Cup Tour_4806I took these photo’s with my Canon 500D at the Owl House in Nieu-Bethesda. But more on this very interesting place at another time.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

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My Photo’s someone’s Quote: Day 42

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“Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.” 

Bernard M. Baruch 

Travel theme: Beaches 2

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Brittania Bay, West Coast, South Africa
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Sandbaai, Hermanus, South Coast, South Africa
Sandbaai, Hermanus, South Coast, South Africa
Sandbaai, Hermanus, South Coast, South Africa

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Travel theme: Beaches

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Jacobsbaai, West Coast, South Africa
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Sandbaai, South Coast, South Africa
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Hermanus, South Coast, South Africa
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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 41

 

“Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms and bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep fleeing from a ferocious wolf.”

Kahlil Gibran

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 40

“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get

plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Sasha Cohen

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 39

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“Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?”

Eliza Dushku

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“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”

French Proverb

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A Word A Week Challenge: Orange

For this challenge I used another few of my Soccer World Cup Tour photo’s of 2010. All of these photo’s were taken with my Canon EOS 500D.

For more on this challenge go visit  A Word A Week Challenge

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Signs

I took these photo’s on our 2010 Soccer World Cup Tour. I still have hundreds of sign photo’s from other vacations and outings, but decided to use my tour photo’s instead.

For more posts for this challenge go to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 37

“We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.”

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 36

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“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?”

Albert Camus

 

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“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives,

we need to stretch our minds.”

Wayne Dyer

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 34

“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.”

Arnold H. Glasgow

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 33

“When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.”

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My Photo’s someone’s quote: Day 32

“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.”

Bob Hope

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 31

 

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”

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