Thursday, July 31, 2008

The gateway to Muizenberg

Tried something different with this picture, I removed all the colour other than blue.

What do you guys and girls think.

Be honest (please).

Cheers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

So what can I do then!!

OK, I cannot;
  • Litter
  • Drink
  • Break Glass
  • Stab or shoot anyone
  • Walk my dog
  • Lite a fire
  • Camp over night
  • Sleep over night
  • Play loud music
  • Ride my bicycle
  • Roller blade
  • Ride my motor bike
What is the point of going to the beach then - lol.

Cheers

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The family train


When out with the family and looking for a scenic and enjoyable train ride all the way though to Simon's Town - well then this is the train to catch.

Cheers

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Boyes Drive


The view from Boyes Drive over St. James, which is next door to Muizenberg. A beautiful day, just waiting for the whales to arrive

Cheers

Friday, July 25, 2008

How to hold your chimney up right

Just tie it to a antenna with a piece of cloth. Luck that antenna was there otherwise the chimney would have fallen down years ago.

Cheers

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Street signs


The street signs of Muizenberg need a little straightening - lol. Naaa, it just adds to the character of the place.

Cheers

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I would love this house

Seriously I would love to own this house, look at those walls? They simply do not build like that any more, can you imagine what it would cost to build a structure out of sand stone these days????

Cheers

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

That 70's building


A typical 70's building in the heart of Muizenberg, wonder what it was about the 70's that they create such cool structures world wide.

Cheers

Monday, July 21, 2008

Kitty on the wall


Ok, I know the kitty is blurred, but just look at that detail in the window frame! Love it and if I can ever find it again will take more.

Just hope that no one inside is looking out and see's me, I could be classified as a peeping tom - lol.

Cheers

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The place to be?

The Muizenberg promotion banner, me I like, surfing, blues skies and the beach huts.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Red signs

I like the reds of the signs, why just do! Other than that the picture is rather boring, just the reds I caught with the flash and they really really stand out.

Cheers

Friday, July 18, 2008

LakeSide, Muizenberg

Taken from Boyes Drive, Close to Colona Castle. Overlooking Muizenberg, False Bay and into the distance.

Cheers

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Improvising

Improvising can be fun, these two had great fun with a chair stuck on top of trolley wheels being pulled by a bicycle. Damn, the guy being pulled fall hard a few times, but was still laughing at the end of it (and so was everybody watching).

Kids will be kids - love it.

Cheers

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"The Balmoral" Every town has one

Am I right on this? Well in South Africa very town has a Balmoral and a Royal.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Historic Muizenberg

One of the older building's in town that is getting a revamp, they have actually chipped away the paint. Looks more like it should be in Havana than Muizenberg.

Cheers

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy

Playing around with my zoom lens, as I snapped the picture I zoomed out (very) quickly, this is the result. Do not know about you, but looking at it makes me feel dizzy, my eyes are getting confused - lol.

PS, nothing done to picture post production (promise).

Cheers for now

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Black bearded proteas

This is a image of a rather rare species of protea "The black Bearded Protea", when up close and personal this is one awesome plant.

PS - tomorrows picture is of the same flower but taken from the topo.

Cheers

Friday, July 11, 2008

Muizenberg put put

It is obviously too cold to have a game of Put Put, not a sole in sight. On closer inspection it seems that this was build way back in the 70's, in need of a dash of colour I'd say.

Cheers

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Muizenberg beach

mmmmmmm - as you can see it looks like that rain is coming back - oh bother. The muizenberg beach is way too cold anyways, off to the pub.

Cheers

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A double rainbow

A double rainbow, well I never - Have you? No post production magic on this one - promise.

I was 2 minutes away from getting soaked, lucky Pentax DSLR's come with all those waterproof seals.

Anyways, enjoy.

Me (the damp one).

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hiding from the rain

Look at what we found hiding from all this horrible weather, is she not beautiful?????? Even a little red "S" for super moth.

Anyways, some news of the recent rains down here in Cape Town;
This is the reason I have not been out and about taking photos for the last 5 days or so.

Cheers

Monday, July 7, 2008

Naval Helicopter

This helicopter flies past once a week or so, carrying military big boys (I presume) between Simon's Town and I do not know.

I did tweak it in Abode Lightroom though hence the vignetting.

Cheers

Sunday, July 6, 2008

One of the original banks of South Africa

This is the old Standard bank building in Muizenberg, dating back a century or 2.

This is it for today, as I am still not venturing out into this weather.

Cheers

Saturday, July 5, 2008

It a bum life

They say drinking in the morning is a clear sign of something. But drunk, passed out and vomiting by 8:30am is something a person (above) needs a ass kicking for.

PS - his dog saw me take the picture and barked, he did not.
PSS - every car that drove by hooted.

Oh and the very last thing on this picture, he is lying outside a community center that is filled to the roof with USAID workers, not one of them helped him out. What is the point of a community center when a member of the community is in trouble on your door step, and the most they did was step over him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers

Friday, July 4, 2008

Cold and rainy


It is way to cold and rainy to even set foot outside, so standing in my office door, camera pointing out - snap - this is the result.

Enjoy you nice warm weather in the northern hemisphere.

Cheers

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pillar and wave


I was testing my Pentax K10d 's image stabilizer with this picture - never used this feature before.

Anyways; of the below that I am most impressed about is the zoom and the shutter speed.
ISO - 100
Zoom - 230mm
F-stop - f11
Shutter - 1/50 sec

I do fear though that this is all I will be doing for the next few weeks, i.e. low shutter speed shots.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

High tide in Muzenberg


This is the beach at high tide - note how far up the beach the water travels.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Surfs up


With my 18-250mm lens zoomed in all the way i.e. 250mm this guys was still quite away away. Over and above the lack of quality in the picture - the surfer himself was awesome.

Just out of interest, this picture was taken closer to Kalk Bay than Muizenberg, but we are talking millimetres here. That is Simons Town (South Africa Naval head quarters) in the distant back ground.