Wednesday, 20 May 2015

An Unexpected Discovery

This image does not do the real location any justice. I was recently in the Eastern Cape. Whilst I was there I went on a walk and found this incredible place. A little bit of background on this pool - This pool is on top of a rock. I know! A rock; the wonderful product of many years of rain and wind erosion. The pond is about six meters deep and is home to fish and other organelles.

I was truly blessed to have decided it was a good idea to take my camera on a walk even though I was advised that it was not the brightest idea, and that often a storm would just appear out of no where and you would be flooded with a torrential down pour of clean mountain water.

I came over a hill and this is what greeted me on the other side of the incredible location in which i saw so many reflections that i was overwhelmed with the utter aw of the location itself and how it could be here and so untouched.

This incredible place is located on an amazing farm by the name of Balloch - it is in Barkley East which is in the Eastern Cape.

If you are wanting to experience this place and many more picture perfect moments.

Contact Graham and Margy Frost:
Tel: 045 974 9228
Tel: 045 971 8904

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Thoughts and what they Provoke

I am coming to that time in my life where I have to make the decisions about which university I am wanting to continue my tertiary studies at. There are so many things you need to consider and weigh up before you take the plunge into the wide world of being alone and studying what you will possible be doing for the rest of your life. This task is a daunting one for me to think about, not just about the location and the course but about the  life i am wanting to life and be involved in.

My dream is to become a National Geographic Photographer or work on a Major Motion Picture and contribute to the creative world that I am living in. But the creative world of today is such a competitive and aggressive one I fear that i might not be good enough to survive in such a high pressure world, not to say I am not a competitive person but I tend to be aggressive in areas such as sport where I tend to enjoy winning and being able to feel the rush of winning and knowing that all the hard work you have been putting in for many years, months and days final pays off. But on the other hand I hate to loose and that utter terrible feeling of when you don't achieve the goals you set and you know why. It was because you didn't do your best -  People have a habit of always telling me I have so much natural sport talent and if I just trained half as hard as other people I would go such a long way.

So I guess all I'm really tying to say is that what my mind sometimes thinks and what I actually do if often a very different case for different areas of my skills and achievements. Maybe one day I will reach that potential people believe I have.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wow, it really has been a while since I have posted anything. But I think that needs to change. I have been so that my best excuse? No, sadly not - it seems I haven't taken the time I should have to post things. 

So I have turned over a new sheet. 

I have decided not to just post pictures now, but interesting topics I have come into contact with through my day, or week. No teenage issues. But issues I think need to be discussed -  positive and negative ones I must say. 

So where to start that is my questions...At school you are always told to "write about what you know", but what is it that i do know? Write from an experience or memory, create a new world for the reader or in my case the marker of your piece to escape and understand the world you are currently living in. But do i really want someone knowing about a personal experience? The special moment that I hold close? You could counter that by saying write about something you are willing to share. But do you really just want to write for marks? 

I have been debating this question in my head for some time and thought maybe writing it down would help. The irony. I also believe a blog is something anyone can put anything - Freedom of Speech? To kind of get side tracked i remember watching a series (Awkward) Its about this girl 'Jenna' and her life with friends, school, boys, social, family, and all those other over used underpaid topics that we all know and love. But the thing that struck me about this one fictional character is the way she wrote everything down about her experiences on a blog. Her utter disregard for others privacy was astounding and quite humorous, did she think no one read? So i decided to follow, gingerly, in her strange path. No I'm not going to expose dirty dark secrets of the people i know like a new age Gossip Girl, there shall be no "xoxo"at the end of my pieces. Until there is. Naa, I'm just playing with you. I will however bring up interesting things I have heard... no names, of course. 

After that ramble on about this and that...

I conclude this rather mismatched entry with this...
           Life is not about the amount of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away. 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Photography is something you keep learning and developing no matter how long you have been capturing the world, the trick is to embrace this and learn from others who have been developing there skills through time and listening to others before them.
"You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life."
 - Joan Miro