Pick of the Pix.

As some of you know I am a professional photographer working out of Cape Town, South Africa and hope that the photographs in my posts have been fairly interesting. The professional  work  has been connected to theatre  and dance so this type of photography was pretty new to me. After having a look through all the photos from the trip I decided to do this post of a few that I think stand out from the rest.

Interesting to note that only 2 of the photos were taken with a high-end camera – actually a not so high-end Canon 20D with an 80-200 2.8f lens – and all the rest with a point and shoot type Canon G7 camera. I was truly amazed at the quality of the G7 and it was only for the photos of  birds that I switched to the 20D.

Sunrise at Brandkaros near Alexander Bay.
Sunrise at Brandkaros near Alexander Bay.

This is one of my favourites and I am using it as the desk top of my computer.

Beach at Alexander Bay.
Beach at Alexander Bay.

The feeling of desolation in this photo sums up the story of Alexander Bay itself.

Hazy sunset at McDougalls Bay.
Hazy sunset at McDougalls Bay.

Golden Sunset at McDougalls Bay.
Golden Sunset at McDougalls Bay.

Every sunset at McDougalls Bay seemed to produce  different tonal qualities.

Ship wreck at Port Nolloth.
Shipwreck at Port Nolloth.

This happened fairly recently and they were  hoping to re-float her.

Shipwreck just south of Kleinzee.
Shipwreck just south of Kleinzee.

Not much chance of re-floating this wreck!

Spot me if you can.
Spot me if you can.

Photo of very well camouflaged chameleon taken near Kleinzee.

Dragline taken at Kleinzee.
Dragline taken at Kleinzee.

Namaqualand flowers just outside Nababeep.

Namaqualand flowers just outside Nababeep.

Flowers near Springbok.

Flowers near Springbok.

According to most of the locals I spoke to 2009 has not been a great year for flowers.

Seal on the edge.

Seal on the edge at Hondeklipbaai.

About 10 seconds after I took this shot the seal took a headlong dive into that churning white water.

Still standing!

Still standing! (Dooringbaai)

Talk about the power of the sea – the noise when that wave hit that wall was like thunder.

Bird Island at Lamberts Bay.

Bird Island at Lamberts Bay.

The noise, and to be honest the smell, when you went down wind of these thousands of Gannets was quite something.

Bird on the wing.

Bird on the wing.

Toutch down at Verlorenvlei

Touch down at Verlorenvlei

Both bird shots above were taken at Vensterklip using a Canon 20D camera.

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at the photographs as much as I did taking them. Hopefully there will be plenty more, at new locations, in the coming months.

8 Comments

  1. Brendon Grobler on September 13th, 2009

    Awesome Pat. A great way to reflect on a trip that must have been an amazing experience.

  2. pbdphoto on September 13th, 2009

    Thanx Brendon. Hopefully to be continued soon….

  3. justBcoz on September 14th, 2009

    Great roundup 🙂

    And CONGRATS on being featured on WeLoveWP (http://welovewp.com/gone-fishing.html) and instantShift (http://www.instantshift.com/2009/09/13/70-fresh-and-inspirational-blog-designs)

    WOOHOO!!!!

  4. pbdphoto on September 14th, 2009

    @JustBcoz More like congratulations to The Forge Web Creations for the design!!

  5. justBcoz on September 14th, 2009

    If you never posted anything and there was no content here, it would never have been picked up or considered …

  6. Hanlie on September 14th, 2009

    I really enjoyed your pictures and the trip! I’ve always believed that it’s not the price of the camera, but the skill of the photographer that matters!

  7. Chris M on September 14th, 2009

    Wow Pat!

    When you group them all together like that it’s quite incredible – Your photography is really powerful!

  8. pbdphoto on September 14th, 2009

    @Hanlie@Chris Thanx! I am truly amazed as to what you can get from a point and shoot type camera.



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