Tuesday, November 23, 2021

“I DREAM OF PAINTING AND THEN I PAINT MY DREAM” - Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh regularly painted the wheat fields of Provence, with thick bold brushstrokes which reflects the motion of the wind blowing through them. For him, wheat was a symbol of the eternal cycle of nature and the transience of life and probably the reason we so enjoy visiting the Overberg in different seasons driving through luminous greens and yellows or an assortment of reds and browns, peppered with bales of hay.

It was another beautiful day. In the early light, the strong wind blew the clouds over the fields accentuating the topography and where I could isolate lines and shapes in the landscape with my 400mm lens to create cameos of abstracts designs in the sun-drenched wheat fields.

















 

 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

CAPE AGULHAS

For over 150 years, the notorious “Cape of Storms” has been dominated by the famous Cape Agulhas Light House which guides the ships around its treacherous continental shelve. It must be one of the most photographed light houses in the world and we also succumbed to its appeal, Guy having found a good spot from the pebble beach nearby.

The southernmost tip of the African continent is the official meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and the point of convergence of the Mozambique and Benguela currents. Along the gradually curving coastline you will discover few sandy beaches and many fascinating rocky beaches where the tide rolls the stones onto themselves creating the most riveting sounds.

Dominated by fog and mist, the weather was not friendly during our visit but the longer we explored the area the more we discovered its particular charm and made the most of the few clearer opportunities we got for a sunset or superb last sunrise.






















Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH VENTURE KJ

 It was full of excitement and anticipation that we joined Kyle Goetsch and Jon Kerrin on a beautiful fruit farm in the Cederberg mountains for an Astro Photography Workshop and we learned so much under their guidance. In a warm atmosphere of friendship and fun, they guided us patiently and generously imparted their knowledge in the field, punctuating this by a welcome coffee lashed with Amarula to keep the creative juices flowing well into the night.

Their expertise in post processing was invaluable and their wizardry in the kitchen adding a caring and delicious touch to their workshop.

Still basking in the memory of those wonderful days I am discovering more gems in my first collection of Astro photographs as I process my files.

Full of admiration for their work, I urge you to visit their website, join them on one of their many workshops and follow them on INSTAGRAM for a regular dose of inspiration.

LINK: Venturekj website