Sunday, May 10, 2009


I took these photos while on a biking holiday in May 2004. We were on the way to our overnight stop on a stud farm in the Eastern Cape.

Even though the first photo is not straight, the trees bowing before the prevailing wind, compels the eye to follow it to the right. (I took it from the back of our Harley Davidson as we travelled along the bumpy and rutted farm road.)

When my husband realised I was taking photos, he kindly stopped and I managed to capture the reflection of poplar trees in the water. Once I was done, we continued on our way. A few kilometres ahead I nudged him and he stopped again. I took the third photo...

These photos were taken with my very first digital camera, Sony Cybershot 5.0 megapix. These are of the first twenty photos I took with this camera. I have since been blessed with a Canon EOS350D (SLR) which I use extensively while at home or when travelling by car. My little Sony is still a firm favourite; it's on my desk beside me as I type. I always pop it into my handbag for "quick pix" in town and of course, it is excellent for taking photographs from the back of a motorbike.
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  1. I like all the photos you've shared. Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. These photos are delightful and could easily convert to paintings! Especially love the sway of the trees in the first photo! For some reason, I like to phtograph a dipping horizon! It leads the eye to special areas of the photo!

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words on our blog.We will continue our efforts.
    Let's be friends.We hope we can keep in touch.
    Wish you a pleasant day!

  4. Hi litlit;) Welcome to my blog. Thanks for your kind comments.

    Greyscale Territory;) Welcome to my blog. Yes, you're so right. When I downloaded the photos onto my blog I thought what beautiful paintings they'd make. I was hoping someone would also see how the dipping horizon leads the eye to a specail area. Thanks for your positive comments.

  5. wow amazing photos
    thanks for sharing\

    its nice to be here in you blog
    happy mothers day!!!

    hope you could take time to visit me too

    have a great day and happy blogging

  6. I got our Sony Cybershot 6 years ago! I'm eying the digital SLR's now, but it's still chugging along for me (and I cry when I see what 5 megapixel cameras are selling for these days!)

    Wonderful shots; I love the reflection in particular!

  7. bluedreamer27: welcome to my blog and THANK you for your kind comments and the Mothers Day wishes. I trust you had a good one as well. I will be visiting your blog later today (when my new, faster Internet has been installed!)

    Hi Kendris ;) welcome to my blog! Yes, I've also had my Cybershot for almost six years now and YES, I cringed when I remember what we paid for mine and what they sell for now. (The same goes for my laptop!) Thanks for your kind comments on my photos. I will visit your blog shortly.

  8. Beautiful shots Jo. Thanks for sharing..

  9. Such beautiful photos and awesome reflections.


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