My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 25


“Whoever is happy will make others happy too”

Mark Twain

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 24

“How often we miss our life by focusing on the past or yearning for the future.”

Anne Wilson Schaef

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 22

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”

Ben Stein

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My Photo someone’s Quote: Day 21


“Earth laughs in flowers.”  Ralph Waldo EmersonRenosterveld_9713 21

Renosterveld 2011

In August 2010 I was introduced to a Private Nature Reserve on one of the farms just around the corner from us. The Renosterveld  is split into many little Reserve’s on witch one is on Mooiplaas on the Bottelary Road. In 2010 I visited it 3 times. That was before I got so busy with photo shoots and editing.

I visited again in September 2011 but due to my workload never finished up editing the photo’s. I edited the photo’s as I needed one for my project My photo’s everyone’s/someone’s quotes. Today while waiting for my clients to arrive I decided to finish up the last 79 photo’s and free up some space on my hard drive.

These photo’s were still taken with my Canon EOS 500D with my EF 18-200mm 1:3.5-5:6 IS. I must be honest I still love my 500D it takes awesome photo’s but I really need to get my shutter button fixed. Sometimes it will focus when pressed halfway sometimes not. But here he was still working perfectly.

When I started editing the photo’s I had flower books all around me looking up names of the flowers and typing it in on my photo’s file name but as my workload increased I just edited. Hopefully one day I’ll have time to do the rest of my name searching. Well I have to if I want to make a book about all my flower photo’s of the Renosterveld. Maybe I must just take my photo’s to Tielman Roos of Mooiplaas and owner of the Private Nature Reserve to help me identify the photo’s. Who knows some of these beautiful flowers and plants may just be weeds…..

Here are just a few collages I compiled of the flowers that bloom in September in the Renosterveld….

One day I’ll write a proper article about the Renosterveld and share some more photo’s.

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My photo someone’s quote: Day 3

Renosterveld_9686 3“The dreams I only thought about, the ones I took no action on, well they are still dreams. But the ones that I took action on, they are now a reality.” – Catherine Pulsifer


My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 50/52

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My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 49/52

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My photo’s everyone’s words… Week 48/52

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“Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.” – Jean Paul Richter


“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

Renosterveld Private Nature Reserve on Mooiplaas, Brackenfell

“Earth is crammed with Heaven.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Renosterveld Private Nature Reserve on Mooiplaas, Brackenfell

“Each day offers us a new opportunity to take steps in the right direction, steps that enlighten, enrich or improve us and others.” Margaret Fishback

Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape - Springbok

“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” – Vince Lombardi

Mountain Zebra National Park. Eastern Cape - Red Hartebeest

“All things come round to him who will but wait.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Mountain Zebra National Park. Eastern Cape - Zebra and Springbok

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” – Richard Bach

My photo’s everyone’s words… Part 1

What better way to share my work and photo’s with family, friends and everyone else than to take my photo put a quote from a famous person or out of a book on it.

The photo’s I use is my own took it traveling through South Africa and hope to do allot more traveling in the future. Some towns I visit more than others, but you never get the same photo twice…

The quotes I use are from different books, the internet and some will be my own…

Taken at Bokkomlaan in Velddrif on the West Coast.
My first Equine shoot at Brittannia Bay on the West Coast
First Equine shoot at Britannia Bay on the West Coast
World Cup Tour 2010 at the Lion Park just outside Johannesburg
The Renosterveld on Mooiplaas just outside Brackenfell.
The Renosterveld on Mooiplaas just outside Brackenfell.
The Renosterveld on Mooiplaas just outside Brackenfell.
The Renosterveld on Mooiplaas just outside Brackenfell.