Black and White Photography: Sonstraaldam #3

Stonewall, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 130 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
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Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Black and White Photography: Sonstraaldam #2

Gazing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 135 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Black and White Photography: Sonstraaldam #1

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 135 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Landscapes #5

Reflection of a stick, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 80 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Aloe #7

Aloe, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 110 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Aloe #6

Aloe, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 40 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Aloe #5

Aloe, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 150 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Landscapes #4

Reflection of a stick, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/160 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 120 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Egyptian Goose #38

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 135 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Egyptian Goose #37

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 135 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Egyptian Goose #36

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 155 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
Have a Blessed day
Coreen

Sonstraal Dam: Egyptian Goose #35

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Location: Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Date Taken: 2021-05-01
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual Exposure
  • F-Stop: f/6.3
  • Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-100
  • Focal Length: 155 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Tripod: None

Thank you with all my heart for stopping by and having a look at my photo.
If you like what you see please press the like button, share and leave a comment. I read all my comments, and try to answer them all.
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Coreen

Scouting/Exploring for compositions ~ 24 November 2021

I have been getting a lot of inspiration from different landscape photographers over the past few months. Listening to what works for them and what don’t. Learning from their mistakes and their workflow.

As you all know I love lists and making notes and if something interest me I write it down and will try it. If it works great then I will incorporate it into my workflow, if not I will scratch it off the list and move on to the next one.

Keep in mind that I do not wish to be them or like any of them. I am Coreen Kuhn, and I am busy developing my own style of landscape photography and is busy exploring what type of landscape photography suits me best. So far I love them all, but over time I will get something that stands out. Till then I will have fun trying out all of them.

Our visit to Sonstraal Dam was one with a hidden agenda this morning. I always walk and look around and never document what I see. I keep telling myself that I want to take a photo of that tree or rock but never get to do it.

After watching a few of Simon Baxter’s videos on Woodland photography and how he goes to one place over and over again, treating every outing as if it is only a scouting or exploring trip. This way you have no expectations and if you get an image it is great if not you are busy gathering information on a possible image for the future. Simon has a Snickerdoodle called Meg, and she accompanies him on all his outings. Exactly like I envisioned Willow and myself, the day I adopted her. No outing is ever a waste of time. It is time spend in nature with your best friend, getting some exercise and taking in the scenes….

I decided that from now on, I am going to treat every outing with Willow as a scouting trip. Sonstraal Dam is not woodland, but it has the most beautiful trees, and if I get the perfect composition, I will get some stunning photos in the right conditions.

Today Willow was so good. When I told her to wait while I took photos with my phone, she stood still. If Willow keeps it up, I can take her along when I go on shoots. The ideal scenario would be; if I can take her off her leash. While I take photos, she can run around and explore.

I took a few photos with my phone this morning on our walk. Remember these photos are to help me prepare for my next photo shoot at Sonstraal Dam and Vygeboom Dam.

Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sontraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Willow at Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Willow at Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Sonstraal Dam Park, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Willow at Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Willow at Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Willow at Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
Vygeboom Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)
On Route back to Sonstraal Dam, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa (2021-11-24)

Well that is it for now friends. Thank you for all your support and that you take time out of your busy day to have a look at my photos.

Have a lovely day and please keep safe.

🤗 Big Virtual Thank you Hug🤗

Coreen

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #26

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #25

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #24

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #23

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #22

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #21

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #20

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #19

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam- White Breasted Cormorant #18

White-Breasted Cormorant, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.”

Suzy Kassem

Sonstraaldam~ White Pekin Duck #19

White Pekin Ducks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ White Pekin Duck #18

White Pekin Ducks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ White Pekin Duck #17

White Pekin Ducks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ White Pekin Duck #16

White Pekin Ducks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam – Beautiful Landscapes #4

Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

”A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sonstraaldam – Yellow Sour Fig #4

Yellow Sour Fig, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

 Lao Tzu

Sonstraaldam~ Red-Knobbed Coot #12

Red Knobbed Coot, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ Red-Knobbed Coot #11

Red Knobbed Coot, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi Male Mallard Duck #13

Juvi Male Mallard Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”

Manoj Arora

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi Male Mallard Duck #12

Juvi Male Mallard Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”

Manoj Arora

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi Male Mallard Duck #11

Juvi Male Mallard Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”

Manoj Arora

Sonstraaldam~ Juvi Male Mallard Duck #10

Juvi Male Mallard Duck, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.”

Manoj Arora

Sonstraaldam~ Blacksmith Lapwing #18

Blacksmith Lapwing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.”

Antonio Damasio

Sonstraaldam~ Blacksmith Lapwing #17

Blacksmith Lapwing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.”

Antonio Damasio

Sonstraaldam~ Blacksmith Lapwing #16

Blacksmith Lapwing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.”

Antonio Damasio

Sonstraaldam~ Blacksmith Lapwing #15

Blacksmith Lapwing, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Imagine, for example, birds. When they look out at the world, they have a sense that they are alive. If they are in pain, they can do something about it. If they have hunger or thirst, they can satisfy that. It’s this basic feeling that there is life ticking away inside of you.”

Antonio Damasio

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #32

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #31

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #30

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #29

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #28

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #27

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #26

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #25

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #24

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude

Sonstraaldam – Yellow Sour Fig #3

Yellow Sour Fig, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

 Lao Tzu

Sonstraaldam~ White Pekin Duck #15

White Pekin Ducks, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

The more often we see the things around us – even the beautiful and wonderful things – the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

Sonstraaldam~ Egyptian Goose #23

Egyptian Goose, Sonstraaldam, Durbanville, South Africa (2020-01-01)

“Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.”

Jacob Braude