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
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Egyptian Goose Landing
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Egyptian Goose Landing
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Hadeda Ibis
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Hadeda Ibis

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Egyptian Goose
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Egyptian Goose
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Egyptian Geese

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Common Moorhen

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Spur-winged Goose
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Crowned Cormorant
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Crowned Cormorant

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Reed Cormorant

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Egyptian Goose

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Reed Cormorant, Blacksmith Lapwing

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Sunshine Festival 2014: Artists featuring on Website

 

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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.
Mission

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.

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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

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 364

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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

 

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 363

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching…

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 362

 

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

Winston Churchill

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My Photo Someones Quote: Day 361

 

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

Thomas Jefferson

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 360

 

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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

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 359

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

John Wooden