Friday, May 22, 2009

Sunrise over the Free State

At the beginning of the week I travelled up to Johannesburg with John, Debbie and the children.
Forty kilometres/ 25 miles into our journey the sun began to make its appearance.

I am never without my camera and even though I had to photograph the sunrise through the front windscreen of the vehicle, I was thrilled, when I downloaded the images, to see how beautifully the photos had turned out.
A post on the Free State landscape would not be complete without the inevitable grain silos, as indigenous to the area as the windmill. I like the effect of the rising sun behind the silhouette of this agricultural structure.
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15 comments:

  1. Thanks Regina;) Blessings.

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  2. Greetings from the American Midwest. Beautiful photos!

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  3. Stunning shots! Your windscreen must be very clean;-)

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

    jabblog ;) Welcome! Thanks for the kind comments re my photos. The windscreen was spotless as it had frosted up overnight and my son had to pour boiling water on it before we could move off. So I was blessed with a clear view of the sunrise.

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  5. CTG Ponies;) Welcome to my blog ad thanks for your kind comment.

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  6. Nice sunrise photos looks like a beautiful drive.

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  7. sixstars;) Welcome to my blog and thanks. Yes, the entire trip was wonderful and very blessed.

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  8. Frisky Librarian;) Welcome to my blog. I'm popping over to visit you now.

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  9. These photo's tug at my heart. They remind me of a wonderful train trip I took as a 9 year old through South Africa. The scenery was beautiful and one image I have is one similar to your photo.

    I have just come from Lynda's blog. HOw lovely that you could meet up with one another.

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  10. Hi Hill upon Hill;) I've seen you on Lynda's blog and you've visited here as well. yes, it was a very special time for us when we met. How exciting that you travelled through South Africa by train. We used this mode of transport for all long journeys to South Africa from Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)when I was a child. Hugs Jo

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  11. Jo, I'm visiting you (not the first time, but maybe my first comment?) from Lynda's blog. I love your sunset photos. The last one, with the flat horizon and the grain silos, could have been taken in the midwest USA, in the rural area where I grew up!! It's a smaller world than we think:) I'm enjoying your blog!

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  12. Hi Robin;) Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting. I'm sure the world has "dobbelgangers" as well (ha!) As we head northwest to the big smoke of Johannesburg, the countryside becomes flatter. The same if we go southwest towards Cape Town. When we travel east the mountain ranges are stunning and the countryside is hillier! I'll pop onto your blog shortly. I'd love to see where you are. Did you see Lynda's post on Wednesday? We finally met up after many years of being friends online. Amazingly small world as you say.

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