Venue – Val-de-Vie Estate
I decided that I will try again this year. Every time it is so difficult for me to make a selection of 10 images to enter this competition. I went thru thousands of photos to get to 10 and I’m still not entirely sure that I made the right choice, with photography it’s or any other art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You will end up with a mix of what you like and what think the judges will like, it’s always like that.
First up are my 10 entries, followed by the ones who nearly made it. It was very very difficult to make and it took me hours of just staring at my screen and doing a bit of eeny meeny miny moe, some help from people on my facebook page and my girl Liezl.
Follow the link to see the other photos which nearly made it into the top ten! More about this »
This is just phenomenal! It’s a known fact that explosives only destroy but this artist has managed to create via destruction, a very unique point of view that stirrs the deep burrows of your mind, beautifully captured in slow mo and set against a wicked soundtrack. (via thisiscolossal.com)
Yes, it’s official, I have been named as an Ambassador for their products after reviewing some of the work I have done over the years using their superb line of flashes. I am very honored to represent this amazing range of flash equipment, they are in my mind the Ferrari’s and Bugatti Veiron’s or professional flash equipment, simply superb! They are represented in South Africa by the sunshineco. They also hire a wide range of equipment to professionals and they have a super efficient service department. From lighting to camera gear, the full kit in one place.
My derde troue by Knorhoek, Towerbosch en elke keer verander die plek en dis altyd vrek warm daar! Ek moes ongelukkig hond siek die troue aanpak, sinus het my getref die vorige dag en op hulle trou dag was my stem amper weg, eintlik eers teen 9pm was my stem weg en dit was so n ongelooflike mooi warm dag gewees en die aand nog meer fantasties mooi, hier is n paar fotos van die dag. Ek ken die twee nou al amper 3 jaar en het al saam gaan kamp, hulle is so oulik en gemaklik met mekaar. Karel ken ek via Kenjutsu, ja ons albei speel met samurai swaarde, onglukkig was syne net missing op die dag.. 🙂 Giz en Karel ek wens julle net die best vorentoe!! BAIE GELUK JULLE!!
I came across this site a while ago and it’s been slowly updating every few months and finally it’s complete. Complied by Alan Taylor it paints a very poignant picture of the world at war and the consequences and the people, click here to view it the entire collection.
Here are some of my favorites. This first one was shot by Ansel Adams in one of the Japanese “concentration camps” in the USA, officially labeled internment settlements via Executive Order 9066 as issued by Pres. Roosevelt. That is one thing that really gets me about the world war 2, the Germans where severely persecuted and prosecuted for their concentration camps but it’s quite alright for the Americans to do something similar and then upon that humiliation to Americans of Japanese decent, go bomb the hell out of Japan with not only two atomic bomb drops but they killed over 100 000 thousand civilians in one air raid with their incendiary bombing on March 10, 1945. One night! That is more people that were killed in the first atomic bomb drop over Hiroshima. This is the really interesting bit, it took 1700 tonnes of bombs to destroy Tokyo and kill over 100 000 people and only 600 milligrams of the 64kg Uranium core ignited and released energy that caused the destruction of Hiroshima. Ok I dont want to get too preachy now, but please if you have time, go to the site and browse thru the library of images, there are some truly stunning pictures, I know this is not really an upbeat post but one I felt I had to share. Please this also goes with a warning, there are some graphic images that might upset the sensitive viewer.
Images that might be of interest to those that do not like doom and gloom are the color photographs used for propaganda, as seen below, really stunning images.