My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 152

“WE HAVE TO DARE TO BE OURSELVES, HOWEVER FRIGHTENING OR STRANGE THAT SELF MAY PROVE TO BE.”

May Sarton

Aug30

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 151

Aug29

” I BELIEVE THAT HAPPY GIRLS ARE THE PRETTIEST GIRLS.”

Audrey Hepburn

 

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 150

Aug28

I fall. I rise.

I make mistakes.

I live. I learn.

I’ve been hurt but I’m alive.

I’m human.

I’m not perfect but I’m Thankful.

 

Ruby Tuesday: 22/23 Weeks

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The coat hanger she’s busy chewing she got the first day that she came to us. It was lying in the sun-room and I wanted to throw it away but when she started playing with it I let it be. She is still playing with it but now it is in two pieces inside the cover. The Crocks I gave her also the day when she came to us this was to prevent her from chewing our shoe’s. It is working very good so far only one incident when she took my husbands shoe to her bed but she did not chew on it, she chewed her Crock…

Ruby is still barking at everything and the latest is chasing the poor birds when they come to feed….

 

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 149

The best revenge is to move on and get over it. Don’t give someone the satisfaction of watching you suffer.

Aug27

Trying out a new combination….

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Usually I have my 50mm Lens on my Canon 500D but Sunday I decided to try my 50mm on my Canon 7D. WOW I thought I got great shot’s before with my Canon 500D but I must honestly say from now on I’ll switch lenses more often…

In the past I took my photo’s in Aperture Priority mode but the past two months I switch between Aperture Priority and Manual mode.  I am getting much better in Manual mode and as soon as I am confident enough I’ll shoot mainly in Manual.

Ronald was playing fetch with Ruby. I saw the opportunity to try some action photo’s in manual mode and I am happy to say I am very happy with my results. 🙂

This week you will get a double dose of Ruby… Keep a lookout for Ruby Tuesday tomorrow. 🙂

 

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 148

Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN.

Aug26

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 147

Aug25

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 146

“Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.”

Dalai Lama  

Aug24

My Photo’s Someone’s Quotes: Day 145

“Great minds discuss Ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Aug23

One special moment….

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Catherine’s dad wanted to take a photo with his phone and asked her nicely if she would mind posing for him. The whole episode played off in front of my eyes and I could not resist also capturing this special moment between father and Daughter.

I love this photo and just had to share it with you so long….

 

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 144

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Mother TeresaAug22

Southern masked Weaver building his nest

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I first saw the Southern Masked Weaver building his nest on Saturday 10 August 2013. I took the above photo’s the next morning, Sunday  11 August 2013.  He was making good progress until the Gale Force Wind blew his nest away….

When I went outside on Monday morning his nest was gone. I have not spotted him in our garden again…. I was so looking forward to many more photo’s….

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 143

Live more, complain less.

More smiles, less stress.

Less hate, more blessed.

Aug21

Ruby Tuesday: 21/22 Weeks

Ruby decided that her Ball on the Rope had to be demolished.  This morning  she was very destructive breaking everything she could get her paws on….

I had a wedding on Saturday and due to wet socks and shoes I’ve got the flue. For once Ruby did not jump on me instead she’s licks me. I have an infection in my right eye and when I am lying down I must just close my eye because she constantly wants to lick it. I went to lie down this afternoon something totally new for Ruby she just could not understand in the end she cuddled up and lay next to me.

Because I am not feeling well and I have so much editing to do before Saturday’s Matric Farewell,I did not take allot of photo’s

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 142

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. “

Michael Phelps

Aug20

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Aug19

 

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 140

Aug18

 

Being honest may not get you a lot of FRIENDS but it’ll always get you the RIGHT ONES.

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 139

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someones else’s life.”

Steve Jobs

Aug17

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 138

Aug16

 

You will never get the things that you want without sacrifice, to attain the best things in life you have to make space.

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 137

God has you in the palm of His hand.

He knows every need, every struggle & every desire.

He has it all figured out….

He’s a supernatural God.

 

Aug15

The De Swardt Family Shoot

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On 27 July 2013 I had the pleasure to capture the De Swardt family. We go way back when I started my  Income Tax business… Now the Income Tax took a backseat and Photography are my full time  job.

The biggest surprise was the 3rd addition to their little family. When I planned the shoot I planned it for the two boys, I am just very happy I packed my suitcase. It’s always a winner. I normally ask my clients to complete a form with all the details of the family members. They only completed my form on arrival.

Looking forward to our family shoot in the summer then the boys can run around and be themselves.

Little Ruben was a treat. He kept pulling faces and asked me for sweets. What kind of photographer am I I forgot the sweets at home. Mental note to self. ” Remember to pack in sweets on location Shoots…”

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 136

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life….

 

Aug14

Ruby Tuesday: 20/21 Weeks

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Good day everyone,

Here in Cape Town it’s raining cats and dogs.  Ruby loves the water pools and keep asking me to go outside.  This morning she dropped her stick in a pool of water and she wanted to get it out of the water.  In the end everybody was wet, myself , Tammy our miniature Dutch hound and Tekkies our miniature Sheep dog. Ruby got her stick and headed for her bed…

Over the weekend Ruby got a bit confused with the public holiday and hubby laying in later for 3 days in a row. She is used to her cuddle time every morning when hubby leaves for work. So Sunday morning she tricked him to go to the kitchen and feed her she turned around and came jumping on the bed got into her cuddle position and did not budge when hubby came back…. I love our cuddle times also she lies with her head on my arm and her paw in my hand….

Yesterday Ruby went to the Vet for her injections and to get chipped.  Everything is 100% and she growing up so fast.

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 135

BE STRONG – when you are weak.

BE BRAVE – when you are scared.

BE HUMBLE – when you are victorious.

Aug13

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 134

“If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others.”

Dalai Lama

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Little Master Dante’s first Photo Shoot

I had the honor to meet the Greyling family on 27 July 2013. What a beautiful family. I really enjoyed capturing little  Dante’s hand signs…. His little hands was not still for one second even when he was asleep his hands where moving. And as usual when it came to the basket photo’s baby fell fast asleep when we put him into the cocoon…

Here are some collages of their shoot.

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Cape Wagtail feeding in our garden

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While taking some photo’s of the Southern Masked Weaver building it’s nest my attention was drawn to the Cape Wagtail on the ground were the pool was.

One moment it’s just walking around then suddenly it just stick it’s beak in the ground and out comes an earthworm…. How did he know it was there?

The birding community of our garden is really coming along nicely, I have spotted Speckled Pigeons, Lemon Doves,Laughing Doves, Cape Turtle Doves,Cape Wagtail, Southern Masked Weaver, Cape Sparrow, House Sparrow and Cape White – eye.

I think I must spend more time in my front garden in the mornings. An hour a day over a few weeks would make a huge difference what do you think?

Just look who is building his nest in our Garden….

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Now I really need to get stuck in my garden. Yesterday my husband organised someone to take down the pool and try to tidy the garden a bit.  With the pool out of the picture and the grass non existing I have to come up with a plan. I am going to redesign my garden  with some ideas I got at the Aspidistra Nursery….. So looking forward to this. But first I have a very busy two months ahead of me…..

 

 

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 133

“The LORD is compassionate & gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”

PSALM 103:8

Aug11

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 132

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Eliot

 

Aug10

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Aug9

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”

Danny Kaye

 

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Aug8

 

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Aug7

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”!

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“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

Mother Teresa

Aug6

Ruby Tuesday: 19/20 Weeks

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Ruby_4877It’s been raining today so I did not take some photo’s of Ruby outside. Instead I took photo’s of her in her favorite new sleeping spot. We have a round cane chair and it is very comfortable and Ruby seems to think so also.

Tekkies our Miniature Sheepdog (That’s what the Vet said) Is a great mother to Ruby. She washes Ruby’s eyes and ears and when Ruby goes outside she goes with. Tekkies plays with Ruby and when Ruby gets out of hand like children do she growls and Ruby listens.

I hope we are getting some nice weather soon so that I can take Ruby for a walk. She has to much energy….

 

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 127

“If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can dream it, You can become it..”

William Arthur Ward

Aug5

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Aug4

 

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.”

 Reba McEntire

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Aug3

 

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing to take away.”

Unknown

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Aug2

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

Dale Carnegie

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 123

When w put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts.

Aug1