Thursday 30 December 2010

My Top 10 for 2010

I really can't believe we are at the end of seems like only yesterday when we walked into this year all excited about the big things that were set to happen in our famlies, our lives, our cities, our countries and our world. Like any and every year 2010 had its fair share of ups and downs. I'm going to abstain from getting all deep and philosophical in this post (heck, those who know me well know that I do that often enough!)...and focus on one of the things that I can honestly say had only ups for me this photography. Ever since taking up this hobby (read: obsession), I have been privileged to get to know and learn from many great photographers, and looking back over the past year I can really see how my own craft has grown, evolved and morphed into what it is now.

Wednesday 15 December 2010

PhotoShare: Blyde River Canyon

Well, as the holiday season is upon us I am reminded of the fact that this December we won't be going on a proper holiday (had a lot of trips during the year though!)...

We are, however, going away for the long weekend to the Mpumalanga escarpment near the town of Graskop. I am hoping to spend some time with my wife before the arrival of our first child early in 2011! We will probably be visiting all the local scenic locations such as the Blyde River Canyon, "God's Window", Bourke's Luck potholes and the likes. I would like to capture some images of these with my camera, as the only real images I have of the Canyon were taken hand-held and in poor light.

Here is a panorama I stitched together from a few shots taken handheld in 2009 while were were briefly in the area for a wedding:

If you are travelling during this festive season, stay safe! Enjoy the rest and for those who will still log into SAFFAscapes from time to time I will probably post some more blog posts since I will be biding my time at home.

Cheers (and don't forget your camera gear at home!)

Morkel Erasmus

Wednesday 8 December 2010

The Exhibit...

So, I am quite excited to leave for Cape Town tomorrow, where I will be attending the opening of the South African leg of the BBC Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 Exhibit-Roadshow. I couldn't make the London ceremony due to various being able to attend this one is a good consolation prize.

I will check back in on Monday with a new blog post or photo or something. Until then - keep safe (especially if you are driving on the roads this holiday season)!

Morkel Erasmus