My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 183

“Anything that changes your values changes your behavior.”

George Sheehan

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 182

Keep standing, keep believing and keep hoping because God has a bright future in store for you!

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 181

Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere; and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 180

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

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Cimòn’s Matric Ball

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 179

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“The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom.”


My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 178

Faith is having a positive attitude about what you can do and not worrying at all about what you can’t do.

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Ruby Tuesday: 26/27 Weeks

Yesterday was National Heritage day here in South Africa and it is also been known for the past few years as National Braai day. We went out for the day and Ruby had to stay outside and play with the other 4 legged brothers and sisters.

Last night I took these photo’s of her. She was either very upset with us for letting her stay outside the whole day or she was dead tired of all the playing…..

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 177

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.

Sept24 177

Visit to Koopmanskloof

This morning I wanted take photo’s of the snow covered tops of the mountains around us. But due to the sunlight, mist and clouds it did not work out. So instead I took photo’s of  the everything else that caught my eye….

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King Protea
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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 176

The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 175

“Rome was not built in a day.”


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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 174

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot & hang on.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 173

There’s no fear in love. Instead complete love drives out fear.

1 John 4:18

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 172

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly & unquestionably.”

Walt Disney

Sept19 172

Lesson 11: Landscape photography

I am very proud of my student Lizette. She is really learning fast and her photography improved allot since our first lesson.

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 171

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“Go in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. “


Ruby Tuesday: 25/26 Weeks

Hi there I am back after a lovely week in the Northern Cape. I visited a few nature reserves and took lots of photos. Unfortunately I missed week 24/25  due to my travels…

Here are some photo’s I took of Ruby while we were playing catch this afternoon. She loves playing with her ball.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 170

Everything that has a beginning has an end, so forget the past, plan for the future, and enjoy the moment.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 169

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

Danny Kaye

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 168

Love your neighbor as yourself. -Mat 22:37

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 167

Over-thinking ruins you.

Ruins the situation,

twists things around,

makes you worry and just makes

everything much worse than it actually is.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 166

Put your trust in God, not man.

Sept13 166

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 165

“When you follow the dream in your heart, you’re energized, inspired & motivated.”

Dr John F. DemartiniSept12 165

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 164

Smile, even if it’s fake. Laugh, even if you hurt. Don’t let anyone get to you, you’re beautiful regardless of what anyone says to you.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 163

The best revenge is happiness, because nothing drives people more crazy than seeing someone actually having a good life.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 162

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God, I trust you with all of my heart. Wherever you want me to go, I will go. Even if it’s not where I planned. Lead me & I will follow.

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 161


Always try your best, even if you fail keep trying. God sees your work , your passion and persistence.


Aspidistra Nursery

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Lian Turned 12 on 8 August


The Cake:

Originally the cake had two cricket players on it…. I asked my parents to keep the cake at their house because I was afraid the the cat will attack the cake…. Haha how funny my mom’s dog Arnie decided that the cake need to be redecorated and stole the one cricket player off the cake. I could not help but laugh at the whole scenario…. There was a gap and I wanted it closed. I am not artistic enough and to make another cricket player but I had a brain  wave and took a Fizzer put it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it and then I rolled a piece. Every cricket player needs a towel right?

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Lian also had a sleepover party and here are some of the photo’s taken of Lian and his friends. They played with a BB Gun in the outside passage and it was covered in BB gun pellets and the other boys made p- shooters out of straws and they had a ball…. This mom don’t clean up after 12 year old boys anymore so they had to clean up before I made breakfast…. This was also a game to them and they cleaned like only 12 year old boys clean… After breakfast they decided to do some “gymnastics” and then they disappeared outside to go and play in the trees.

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My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 160

Sometimes you have to stop worrying & doubting. Have faith that things will work out. Maybe not how you planned but the way it’s meant to be.


My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 159



God has a bright future in store for you!

– Keep standing – Keep believing – Keep hoping

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 158

“Success isn’t something that just happens; success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.”

Sparky AndersonSept5

My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 157

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Cor 13:7


My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 156

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

Mother Theresa


Ruby Tuesday: 23/24 Weeks

Hi there, I know I am a day late but I was very busy yesterday and did not have time to post.  I did take some photo’s of her yesterday morning before I began working.

I think Ruby has stop growing for now. She is busy getting new teeth and eat allot but she is standing still. Well so it seems.

Ruby has enough energy for 4 dogs and she is really giving me allot of exercise. She has this new habit she comes and sit by me and then she starts moaning. Normally when she moans she wants to go outside to use her bathroom… Nowadays she moans and as soon as she gets outside she runs straight to the wooden box were we keep her ball.  She wants to play fetch the whole time…

The boys are studying for their exams so on their break they would go play fetch with Ruby. This works for me because now the boys also get some fresh air and some exercise.

Here are some of the photo’s of Ruby and I also throw in some of Tammy and Tekkies.


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I will not be posting next week Tuesday. I will if I have time post photo’s of Ruby on Sunday. I am going away on holiday from 9 September to 16 September 🙂


My Photo’s Someones Quote: Day 155

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

James Dean


Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Here is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

I took these photo’s during the September 2012 School holiday in Sandbaai , Hermanus and surroundings. I have hundreds of photo’s of the sea and will post some more after this.

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Lesson 4: Being Creative…

Our Fourth Photography Lesson was on 26 June 2013. It was raining outside and I thought while we are working with Depth of field we might as well be creative.

I went through my props and try to get all the objects that one can use while photographing a wedding. Sometimes one have to make do with very little.  The whole idea was to let Lizette be creative and I wanted to see what layouts she would come up with. I gave her some ideas and then she had to do her own layout.

Here are some of my photo’s I took that morning.
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Photography Lesson 3: Landscape Photography

For Lizette’s third photography lesson I decided that a field trip will be the practical thing to do. I took her to Melkbos, Blaauwberg, Table View and on our way back we stopped on the Vissershok Road and at Clara Anna Fontein.

At Melkbos Lizette had to take some landscape photo’s using her tripod and  her 18-55mm lens.  She had to move around and capture the area from different spots.  She also had to play with her ISO and her Aperture Priority.  She had to make sure that the photo are in focus and also at the right exposure. To get this right she had to play with her ISO and F-Stop settings.

Here are some of my photo’s taken at Melkbos also using my Takara Tripod, My Canon EOS 7D and my Canon 18-200mm lens.

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Here are a few of my photo’s taken at Blaauwberg.

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After our shoot at Blaauwberg we went to Table View were we had a light lunch and the I went and took some photo’s of the ship wreck. I’ll post a series of the ship wreck over the years one of these days.

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My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 154

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’

Robin Williams


My Photo’s Someones Quotes: Day 153

“A Positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.”