My Visit at Sonstraaldam in the rain…

For a while now I wanted to go and visit Sonstraaldam. It’s a dam only a few kilometers away from my home and it is rich with bird life. The day I decided to go I took my student so that she could capture the different lines in photo’s. I of course spend my time capturing mostly the bird life. It was raining, cloudy and cold and allot of the birds I spotted on my previous visits was not to be seen. I want to go back when it’s sunny and a bit warmer. Preferably early morning. Here are some of the photo’s I took on my visit

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Blacksmith Lapwing
Egyptian Goose Landing
Egyptian Goose Landing
Hadeda Ibis
Hadeda Ibis

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Egyptian Goose
Egyptian Goose
Egyptian Geese

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Common Moorhen

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Spur-winged Goose
Spur-winged Goose
Crowned Cormorant
Crowned Cormorant

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Reed Cormorant

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Egyptian Goose

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Reed Cormorant
Reed Cormorant, Blacksmith Lapwing

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Sunshine Festival 2014: Artists featuring on Website



On 22 & 23 February 2014 I was one of the official photographers at the sunshine festival in aid of the Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre.

Unfortunately the turnout  of the festival was a bit disappointing. Most of the times the artist sang for only a hand full of people at a time. A big thanks go out to each and every one of them.

I spoke to a few people because I wanted to know why nobody came to support the festival.  They had great entertainment and it was not that expensive at all if you take in consideration that you had live entertainment from 9 o’Clock the morning through to 11 o’Clock that evening. But  the answer was the same. “We just had to pay allot of money on school uniforms and school supplies. Money is tight this time of the year.” Athletics and other sport also had an big impact on the lack of people supporting the festival… Maybe the mentioned factors can be taken in consideration for the next festival…

For more photo’s of the Artists performing at the Sunshine festival please visit my website.

ACT Executive PA Breakfast featuring on Website

On 14 March 2014 Advance Conflict Training (ACT) had a networking breakfast for 56 executive PA’s from a few big companies in and around Cape Town. It was a very informative morning and we were made aware that our observation skills needs a bit of work.

Here is just a short description of ACT that I got off their Facebook page.

Advanced Conflict Training workshops are delivered in an entertaining and meaningful way. Our goal is to teach you to take responsibility for your own safety and then empower you to do so.

Our mission is to never stop learning, to ensure that we stay at the top our game with regards to crime, criminals and teaching people from ALL walks of live to live free from violence.

Company Overview

Advanced Conflict Training specializes in the prevention of violence by using talks, team building and workshops to convey a simple yet achievable safety strategy.
All our training is developed and tailored for each audience.

I was very happy to be one of the sponsors and gave some discount vouchers for the goody bags and also a free photo shoot to one of the executive PA’s.


For more photo’s on the breakfast please visit my website at ACT executive PA Breakfast

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 365

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All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile.

Chris Hart

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No act of kindness is to small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.

Kevin Heath


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Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching…

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A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Winston Churchill

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March27 361In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

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Be who you are and say what you feel because people who mind don’t matter and people who matter don’t mind.

Dr Seuss

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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

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 March24 358“For I know the plans I have for you, Plans to prosper and not to harm you”, says the Lord!! Jer:29v11

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 March23 357You are Braver than you Believe,

Smarter than you Seem, and

Stronger than you Think.

Christopher Robin 


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Time is of essence, in the continuity of our existence and the moment in which we lice.

Kelli Knox

Sam’s ABC 21st Featuring on Website

Samantha had her ABC 21st party on 22 February 2014.  By ABC she meant that all her guest must wear something recycled. They could later after the photo booth get dressed in their normal clothes. It was very funny and I must be honest the guests was very creative.

For more on Sam’s ABC party please visit my website.

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Van der Merwe Family Shoot featuring on Website

On 1 March I had the pleasure to capture the Van der Merwe family. We went to Princess Vlei not far from their home to take there photo’s.

For more photo’s on this lovely family please visit my Website


A night at the Tygerberg Raceway

October 2013  we went to the Tygerberg Raceway to go and watch stock cars. What a miserable evening it was. It was cold, raining and mud everywhere.

I was very disappointed that evening. When I was young my parents took us to the stock cars  at Goodwood showgrounds on a regular basis. WOW what a spectacular show it was. Cars crashing into the walls and taking out one another. Pushing each other onto the grass in the middle of the track or crash them into the walls and keeping them there… Something I also remember from my childhood was when the spectators got the chance to race… That was the highlight of the evening. I think the next morning a few grown men cried when they saw their cars after the big event. Now the question I keep asking myself is. Why was it so much more eventful or fun when I was a child?

I was bored stiff the night we went to the Tygerberg Raceway. It was like the drivers was afraid to put the pedal to the metal… At one stage I thought okay maybe they are warming up but really that seemed to last the whole night.  It was just a bunch of swooped up cars going around and around a oval track making allot of noise. Well at least the noise was still the same as when I was a child… Here and there one would lose control and bump another car and  then they will stop against the wall or on the grass in the middle of the track. Then the safety car comes out and it all starts over again. I really think the only reason the drivers lost control over the cars and bump into the other cars was due to the rain, the wet conditions and slippery track. LOL now that I think of it there was more excitement in the warm up laps when one car had to be pulled out of a mud pool by a truck….

Now I ask myself would the race be any different in dry conditions? Will the drivers put up more of a show?  Must I rather convert to watching Grand Prix on the television…. Cars going round and round a track…

If I did not have my camera there I would have struggled to pass the time. At least I could practice a bit while the light was still good. Later I tried my hand in bad lights but all the shots came out very grainy and most of them blurred because I had to zoom to capture the cars…

I made up a few collages with the photo’s I took…

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 355

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Life is a blend of laughter and tears, a combination of rain and sunshine

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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you”?

William A Ward

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Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.

Walt Disney

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Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.

Robert Kiyosaki

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