Lightning over Jozi

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Johannesburg is known for it’s awesome lightning storms and last night was no exception.  From our balcanoy you can watch as the storms approach and get louder and louder.  These are some shots I took of a storm as it made it’s way over downtown Johannesburg towards our side of town last night

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Star Trails

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Shooting photos of the stars isn’t something you get to do very often, especially when living in a big city where the sky is poluted with lights and smog.  You gotta get far away from it all, to a place where the nights are so dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face.  I took these photos on a recent trip through Botswana’s Kalahari Wilderness where everynight was filled with the sounds of the bush and the Milkyway in the sky.  There are no fences in the campsites where we stayed so it was a little scary setting up the photos as I always knew I was being watched, I’m just glad the Hyena’s made off with our 25L water can and NOT my camera and tripod!

Kruger National Park’s Night Sky

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

I’ve been trying to capture the movement of the stars since my most early days of photography but I could never seem to get it right!  On a recent trip to the Kruger National Park, the sky was too clear to not try it again!  I found a well secluded spot in a far corner of Satara camp amongst the bushes, away from all the lights from the campsites.  I set my camera up on the tripod while the Hyenas were watching me from the other side of the fence and I shot this photo.  I left my shutter open for 35 minutes which I thought shows a good amount of movement in the stars.  Enough time to go have a shower and make some coffee!

Sunset in Brighton

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I’ve seen many friends posting photos of their sunset experiences in from Brighton Beach in the U.K.  Always wanted to experience it for myself and have some photos to show.  It happened in December 2011 and here are my photos.