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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Across the Karoo

Derrick, Fuji X-Pro1, Canon FD 400mm F4.5

The Long Road

Derrick, Fuji X-Pro1, Canon FD 400mm f4.5

The Old Jetty

Old jetty at the Strand. Derrick, Fuji X100T

Monday, June 29, 2015

Which one do you like?

Merle.
Canon 5D Mk11.  Canon 100-400mm L.

Only once a Year

Still in the Mpumulanga Province in the Middleburg area, all along the sides of the road grow the tall beautiful pink and white Cosmos flowers.   They do grow further away from the road too in vast fields but for some strange reason it would appear they seem to enjoy the car fumes :) as you can find them mostly there.  They only flower during the months of March and April and then they're gone.... till next year!
Merle.
Canon 5D Mk 11.  Canon 100-400mm L.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Stormy Afternoon

Outside Dullstroom (Mpumulanga Province) we drove straight into a bank of dark and heavy clouds.  We quickly took a side road to allow us to take pictures without being interrupted.  Once back on the main road the storm hit us!  Steam billowed up caused by the heat of the hot tar, and also from the railway tracks that ran alongside the road.  Eventually we drove out from under the storm but still the incredible clouds hung from the skies ever changing as we headed back to Johannesburg.
Merle.
Canon 5D Mk 11.  Canon 24-105mm L, Canon 100-400mm L.

From Johannesburg to Sabie in the Mpumulanga Province

Merle.
Canon 5D Mk 11.  Canon 100-400mm L.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

'Gemstones' of the RED Kalahari


The large banded stones were found in the area shortly before Groblaarshoop in the Northern Cape.  After consulting the internet, the closest we could find was that it is a high-grade hematite deposit and can be traced from Pomfret in the north to Prieska in the south, a distance of 400km.

The smaller stones embedded in the rich burnt sands of the red Kalahari were found between these two points, a ways before Groblaarshoop.

Merle.
iPhone 4s.