Sonskynfees 2015: Snotkop

Francois Henning better known by his stage name Snotkop previously known as Lekgoa is a well-known Afrikaans and Sotho language singer and rapper.

He started his music career at age 15 preparing demo CDs  and in the late 1990s adopted the stage name Lekgoa singing in the South African kwaito genre of music. In this period, he was signed to Gallo record label, releasing two Basetsana in 1999 and Ngamla Yoba in 2002.

In 2005 he adopted the name Snotkop initially a 4-piece boy band, and shortly later a solo act signing with Next Music record label with the launching of his debut self-titled 2005 album Snotkop followed by So Damn Sexyin 2008 and Francois Henning Was Hier in 2009. With the release of Ek Laaik Van Jol in 2012, he became one of the top selling South African artists in Africa in Afrikaans language. Well known single and music video releases include “Song Vir My Dad”, “Dis ‘n Land”, “Hou My Stywer Vas”, “Oppas”, “Katrien”, “Parapapa” a remake of Cidinho & Doca hit “Rap das Armas” and “Ek Laaik Van Jola”. He is also featured in Kurt Darren’s hit “Stoomtrein” and in MoniQue’s hit “Ek Val Vir Jou”. Snotkop is also known of popularizing international hits in his Afrikaans language adaptations.

Snotkop is also a television personality. He presented the programme Petrolkop on MK, the mostly Afrikaans music channel in South Africa where Snotkop featured various celebrities driving racing cars in time trials against each other.

Information of Snotkop as quoted from Wikipedia

Here are some of the photo’s I’ve taken at the 2015 Sonskynfees.

 

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Birding at Blaauwberg

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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher in flight
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Franklin’s Gull
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Franklin’s Gull

It has been a while since I did any birding photography. At one stage in my career that was all I focused on and one way or the other I just stopped. Why I have no idea but this I can say I have missed it a lot. I think it is time to start doing it again. I totally forgot how to do bird in flight photo’s and jeez did I have a lot of out of focus ones….

Thank you for stopping by.

Coreen

 

Table Mountain

About a week ago I went to visit a dear friend in Table View. I grabbed my camera bag just in case… So glad I did.

I decided to go to Blaauwberg to check out a new spot for some future photo shoots. Got some beautiful photo’s of our beloved Table Mountain from different angles. TM_7409 TM_7412 TM_7413 TM_7416 TM_7417 TM_7420 TM_7421 TM_7423 TM_7424 TM_7425 TM_7427

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Montagu Springs: Part 1

Fulvous/Whistling duck

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White Faced Ducks

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Indian Runner Duck

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Muscovy Duck

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Muscovy Duck and Fulvous/Whistling Duck
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MS_6066 MS_6134The day we arrived at Montagu Springs and after we unloaded the car we went and had a look what was there to do. The kids went to the park and I parked myself on a rock at the river. These are some of the ducks that I photographed while sitting there. It was so peaceful. I spend most of my time here at the river at different times of the day over the next few days.

Thank you for stopping by

Coreen Kuhn

 

A Blast from the past… Project 365/365

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Skooltjie

The building opposite Uintjiesbosch was originally a school for white children. The first teacher was Wessel de Lange who lived in the house below the school. The building is well-built with wooden floors and ceilings, a stoep and a full solder. It was also used for meetings of the local Farmers Association. After De Lange left, Japie van der Merwe and his family moved into the house. Christo van Wyk and Hansie Coetzee were the teachers at the now two-man school. Children could go to school until Grade 8. The school later became a school for coloured children and a hostel was built by extending the original teacher’s house and the school catered for both coloured and white children. (Quoted from Tankwa Karoo National Park booklet)

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/364

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Skooltjie

The building opposite Uintjiesbosch was originally a school for white children. The first teacher was Wessel de Lange who lived in the house below the school. The building is well-built with wooden floors and ceilings, a stoep and a full solder. It was also used for meetings of the local Farmers Association. After De Lange left, Japie van der Merwe and his family moved into the house. Christo van Wyk and Hansie Coetzee were the teachers at the now two-man school. Children could go to school until Grade 8. The school later became a school for coloured children and a hostel was built by extending the original teacher’s house and the school catered for both coloured and white children. (Quoted from Tankwa Karoo National Park booklet)

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/363

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Skooltjie

The building opposite Uintjiesbosch was originally a school for white children. The first teacher was Wessel de Lange who lived in the house below the school. The building is well-built with wooden floors and ceilings, a stoep and a full solder. It was also used for meetings of the local Farmers Association. After De Lange left, Japie van der Merwe and his family moved into the house. Christo van Wyk and Hansie Coetzee were the teachers at the now two-man school. Children could go to school until Grade 8. The school later became a school for coloured children and a hostel was built by extending the original teacher’s house and the school catered for both coloured and white children.

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/362

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

One of the many houses of the past… This one was originally a stone house but the add on’s  was made of clay brick. I am not sure if this is Waaikop Cottage. The building does not look the same as the photo in the pamphlet but the description of clay and stone fits….

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/361

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

One of the many houses of the past…

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Coreen

A Blast from the past… Project 365/360

15  September 2013: Tankwa Karoo National Park

Paulshoek Cottage

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Coreen