Stellenbosch Impressions

Stellenbosch Impressions

Stellenbosch is a university town outside Cape Town, and the hub of the Cape Winelands. We took a drive out to a wine farm in the area to browse the Sunday morning market. It had something for everyone – my eldest son, the avid vintage weaponry collector, negotiated his way to becoming the proud owner…

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A weekend with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens

A weekend with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens

It’s a bit of a gamble, waiting for something to arrive through the South African postal system. There have been recent strikes and as a result, piles of packages and letters have built up in the sorting stations. Theft is common, so it’s best to have low expectations and put the package out of your…

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Fun with the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

Fun with the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye

When I’m stuck in a rut, or just wanting to experiment with something fun, then it’s the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye that comes out of the bag for a play. If you’re a perfectionist and like your compositions neat and tidy, then this lens is probably not for you. With this ridiculously wide field of view,…

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A hike through Orangekloof

A hike through Orangekloof

Cape TownOrange kloof is the only area on Table Mountain (besides Kirstenbosch Gardens) where access is restricted. It’s been on our bucket list and we had the option of either requesting a permit and hiking for a day, or spending a night in the tented camp and being able to hike over two days. We…

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