Durbanville Children’s Home Golf Day

Every year Durbanville Children’s Home have a Golf Day to raise funds for the home. I had the privilege to be part of this eventful day and laughed alot. The players were great. Some was very serious and others well they were there to enjoy themselves.

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Project 365 Photo a day: 365/208 – Out for a duck

Today Armand had a cricket match and he was so excited about it.

Armand is not in the A, B or C team, he is in the D team. The boys of the D team are full of spirit and willing to better their game.

One boy came to me and said I am not a good batsmen or bowler I need to work on my batting. He went in on number 3 and was bowled after facing 3 balls. So I told him that everyone can’t be a batsmen or a bowler some are just fielders. We need good fielders too.  He smiled and took off his gear and said that I can do.

When Armand went on in spot number 6 he was supper excited and told me he want to stay in as long as he can.  And then the first ball he faced was from a spin bowler and it happened so fast. He was out for a duck. He could not believe it. He came to me and said ” Mom I am so disappointed in myself.”  My heart wanted to break for him. But I just told him it happens to the best of cricket players also. Next time he may hit the same spin bowler for a six…

One do not always realize that kids can also be disappointed in themselves and some parents would go of and tell their child how useless they are. I think this is why so many children out their trying to proof to their parents they are not a failure no matter what. I think it must be hard always seeking approval and just get blown off. I try my best to let my boys know I am proud of them even if they are out for a duck.

 

Out for a duck

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/54

Tonight I went with hubby to their League Badminton game against Edgemead. I tried out new settings but still need some practice. Taking action photo’s with an ISO of 2000 and 3200 is not easy. Next time I think I must take along my mono-pod for some support. Not only do one get allot of blur’s the photo’s are grainy and the lighting on the court is not very nice. But I will get there one way or the other. All I need to do is practice at some different setting.

Here are two shots I picked for tonight. As soon as I go through all 312 photo’s I believe I will get some photo’s that will have the seal of my approval but till then I am not going to beat myself up. I am still learning Action photography  at a high ISO and I know in due course I will master it…

The glare on the court drove me crazy… ISO 2000  F4 (Aperture Priority)
Badminton Action. Black & White. ISO 3200, F3 (Aperture Priority)
Badminton Action. ISO 3200 F3 (Aperture Priority)

 

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/39

Today was a tough 111km. I am very proud of all the riders. Rolling hills can brake ones spirit very easily.

We left Club Mykonos at approximately 8:45 to our next destination at Hopefield. The road was very narrow and the surface of the road was not helping either.

We had one incident on our way to Morreesburg when one of the riders crashed into one of the other riders. Luckily there was no fatal injuries only a few scratches from the fall.

We left Morreesburg with full tummies for Pikketberg. Up hill, downhill the men and ladies did not have it easy.

The road was long I started hanging out of the combie’s window to get some action shots. But more about today in another blog. I took nearly 800 photo’s today. Next week I have allot to work through.

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/38

This morning we left Darling around 7:45 on our way to Yzerfontein Farm stall for a lovely breakfast.

We went to Langebaan next for a lovely lunch at the yacht club then the riders rode to Saldanha were we where escorted to the police station with sirens and blue lights.

It gave me goose bumps and some of the riders told me it was like they got some energy from nowhere.

We then went on to Vredenburg and it was quite the opposite. There was no one to greet us and they only left a case of cool drink.

We then headed to Club Myconos were we are spending the night.

As I edit the photos within the following weeks I will tell you more about the ups and downs of the Cycle tour. I will also post allot of photo’s taken on the tour.

Bicycle resting Black & White

Bicycle resting Black & White

Bicycle resting

Bicycle resting

A view from a mirror

A view from a mirror

Project 365 Photo a day: 365/33

Today was Ronald’s first Badminton league game. He only started Badminton a few months ago. The boys and I went with him for some support.

LOL I of course just could not leave my “boyfriend” at home he had to pickle along so that I can practice taking action photo’s without a flash on a high ISO.

I must say I had my laughs for the evening and especially when the ladies played. As I looked over the different  courts I just could not help to notice on the one side was all the younger players and on the other side all the Elderly players.  I just started laughing and Ronald just could not get it out of me every time that I want to tell him the younger players are getting  beaten by the Elderly players I just burst out laughing. I must say some of the Elderly players were in much better shape than the younger ones… Shocking I know.

I am also thinking of  playing badminton, but just to get fit.

Ronald playing Badminton
Elderly ladies giving the younger ones a beating…
Ronald Airborne…