#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

#808. Monday Post (14 Jan 2019) – Just one thoughtless person…

    You may be aware that we’ve been besieged in the Kogelberg region, by huge veldt fires since New Years Eve. The area is a United Nations Biosphere – the biodiversity is believed to be greater than anywhere else on the planet; more than 1500 distinctly different forms of

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#726. Recovering highlights

#726. Recovering highlights

Paul Bruins – I call him the Man With Legs Like A Flamingo, as he is all of 6′ 5″ tall – is a Cape Town based photographer. I met Paul at a (Facebook) Cape of Storms photo meeting a couple of years ago and we’ve kept in occasional touch,

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#679. Monday Post (18 Dec 2017) – Loose Ends?

#679. Monday Post (18 Dec 2017) – Loose Ends?

  December. Christmas is already the elephant in the room and as I’ve been out of the DearSusan loop for a couple of weeks road tripping, my thoughts turn to the penultimate Monday Post and what I can contribute.     A quick check to ensure my facilities remain largely

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#612. Interview Cathy Bell

#612. Interview Cathy Bell

Cathy is a photographer I met through the Facebook group Cape of Storms – essentially Cape Town-based amateur and pro photographers, mostly shooting urban and rural landscapes.   In the year or so that I have known her, her work has improved radically, signposted by her posts on Facebook, referencing

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#482. Fuji’s X-Pros do seascapes

#482. Fuji’s X-Pros do seascapes

      It’s nearing the end of autumn – it’s been a fantastic summer down here on the Southern Tip (of Africa). The temperatures started to rise during October and by Christmas, we were all wondering where the seasonal winds had gone, as day after day passed in a

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  • #439. Photographing fynbos and writing the words – take 3

#439. Photographing fynbos and writing the words – take 3

  Surprisingly, shooting the images for this post has proved to be much easier than writing the words. This is my third (and hopefully, last) attempt.   Fynbos (Afrikaans, pronounced fanebos, meaning; small bush or little leaves) proliferates all along the Southern Cape coast, its biodiversity of several thousand species

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#406. Sudden lunch – giving the X100 some exercise

#406. Sudden lunch – giving the X100 some exercise

  Less than week before we climb on the iron chicken and head for India. Time then for some quiet thinking and ideas on how and what I might want to photograph.   So, I’m busy, busy, busy looking and reading on the Interwebs and I find myself becoming increasingly

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#178. The Karoo: a new project finally gets started

#178. The Karoo: a new project finally gets started

Road trip. What images the words conjure. Places seen, things spotted and mental notes made for next time. Photo opportunities. This one had a simple genesis; a wedding in Johannesburg. And, rather than fly up and back from Cape Town, we opted to treat ourselves a bit; drive a very

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