October 18, 2010
Our first proper rain hit last Thursday. PE has suddenly come to life... the haze is gone, the weather is awesome, the birds and bugs are out, and there are puddles of water everywhere (even four days later). It feels like Spring again!
It has been a while since I last posted, so I thought I'd say HAPPY MONDAY! Here are a few macro photos from the weekend to keep the spirits high :)
October 11, 2010
I am beginning to wonder if this wind and miserable weather will ever cease and so I turned to happier, sunnier days. Don't get me wrong... somewhere, deep inside, I am thankful for the rain. But this PE wind is starting to get to me. When we were still discussing living in PE, all our PE friends/family had only one thing to say "The wind in PE really isn't that bad. It's only for a small part of the year doll." I strongly disagree people, March through to January is more than a small piece of the proverbial pie.
Anyway :) Bernice and I met at Sards Beach early on a beautiful spring morning, and she turned out to be a fantastic model. She was even brave enough to wade slowly into the water...and swiftly out again. The wind (ahem.) howled the previous night, and left the most amazing patterns on the dunes, which we used to our full advantage. She smiled, I clicked... it was wind-free bliss!
October 6, 2010
Late on a 'breezy' Saturday afternoon, I travelled to the plots of Port Elizabeth with a friend. We were on a 'pre-lens-purchase' inspecting mission. She acquired the aforementioned lens and we made our way around the designated plot, taking pointless photos in the howling wind.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, an old black Mercedes drove past us and was parked outside of a garage. My first instinct? Run back to Amor's car and get my equipment. But by the time I had managed to get the dust out of my eyes, the Mercedes had already been swallowed by the ominous garage.
This was no task for the fainthearted, and fainthearted I am not. With caution (and difficulty), I walked to the garage to see if I could persuade the owner to let us take a few photos. As I rounded the corner, I saw... THIS...
The clouds parted and the angels played a little love song as I stood trying to see this spectacular car through my windswept hair.
In the end, Mr van Eyk graciously let us take photos of both cars, but the Mercedes fell to last place on my list. This Morris took first prize. The details on this car were insane, but there was just not enough light left to fit them all in. So this is my offering. I hope you enjoy!
It just goes to show that interesting things happen in the strangest of places :)
October 5, 2010
Playing catch up with my Facebook page :)
On a personal level, these first two photos rank within my favourites. Take a look and let me know if you agree. There is just something so...contemplative about them. Moody and expressive... just up my alley :)
Bianca was an awesome model and we produced some really great work together. Thanks sweets!
October 3, 2010
To combat early Monday blues, I thought I'd post a few archived photos of Jordy Smith winning the Billabong Pro earlier this year. J Bay was packed and the atmosphere was electric as Jordy brought it home.
If you are looking for the perfect hangout with the BEST chocolate croissants, awesome food, sushi, and speciality coffee then head down to 'In Foods' in Jeffreys. Sit back, relax, and enjoy live music on a Saturday afternoon... nothing better!
October 1, 2010
Mandy and Deon renewed their vows to each other and invited me to be their photographer for the ceremony. Unfortunately the stunning day turned into gray and very windy afternoon, but friends and family defied the weather, sat outside, and forgot all about the weather conditions in the midst of this intimate and special ceremony. It was such a huge honour to be part of this, and a huge thank you must go to Mandy for being an inspiration and an awesome client. Congrats you two :)