Madagascar Boats…

Monday, May 12th, 2014

I was just going through some of the photos I took on our honeymoon the other day and stumbled across these.  A typical Madagascar style fishing boat out in the bay at sunset.  I loved it there and would really love to go back some day and shoot more photos, one of the most mystical places I have ever been to.

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Skatepark in the Ghetto

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

These are some shots that I took over the weekend at the skatepark in Alexander Township in Johannesburg.  I always knew it existed but never knew where it was and I have to say, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.  It’s a huge park with loads to skate and ride on and the kids there are cool which, for me, is key.  I really don’t care to hang out with a bunch of people that think they’re cooler than everyone else because they skate or ride better.  Who cares, we’re all there to have fun anyways.  It was fun watching these guys rip on their bikes and even more fun shooting some photos.  Thanks to the people that built the skatepark and gave those kids a place to go to and do something positive, it beats most of the parks I’ve seen in upper to middle class neighborhoods.

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White Backed Vultures

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Seeing any animal that is critically endangered is something special and rather lucky.  These Vultures, like many other species have been pushed to the critically endangered list by the ever growing meat industry which strives to take away land from the Natural world so that live-stock can use it for grazing.  As the land is used up for this, natural predators are all wipedas they pose a direct threat the live-stock and to the farmers pockets.  Since these birds are scavengers and feed on the carcasses which get left behind by the predators, it becomes harder and harder for them to survive.  Live-stock farmers have also been known to put out poisoned carcasses to kill off predators, not realising that these innocent birds will also come and feed on the same meat.  You might be wondering why I am writing such a long blog post for one photo…  Well, the answer is simple.  I care.  People need to be educated about what it is exactly they are supporting everytime they walk into a grocery store and buy that meat off the shelf.  Look a little deeper, stop covering your eyes to the realities of the destruction of our beautiful planet, stop only thinking about yourselves and start caring.  There is a lot of attention on the destruction of the Rhino in Africa at the moment but what people do not realise is that thousands of animals are dying on a daily basis, all thanks to the meat industry.

I shot this photo of these 2 Vultures on an early morning drive through the Kruger National Park in January 2014.  The silhouette of Vultures on a dead tree is something of an African icon and always a welcome photograph.

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Wildebeest of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

I just spent about 10 days in the Kgalgadi National Park which is situated between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa in the heart of the Kalahari Desert.  It’s known to be one of the best destinations for for viewing Africa’s big cats, especially the Black Mained Kalahari Lion which we did actually see, just not close enough to get a shot of.  The days became long as we searched for the elusive cats, only to spot them way off in the distance.  It’s easy to become trapped in th search for what seems to be the only cool thing to photograph, as a photographer you constantly need remind yourself to get creative and make the most of every situation.  The light’s not always gonna be perfect, your favorite lens may have been left back at camp and of course, Lions and Leopards aren’t just gonna present themself to you around every corner.  In this shot I made the most of a dry dusty, otherwise pretty boring morning drive up the Nossob River where we spotted a herd of Wildebeest on the move, the sun was comin up over the horizon and the animals were kicking up some dust as they moved, these shots were almost too obvious.

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A man, his dog and a fire

Friday, January 25th, 2013

I was driving out in the middle of nowhere, close to a town called Nigel here in South Africa…  I was actually trying to meet up with some people but got lost along the way and stumbled across this little scene.  Pulled my car up and spoke to the man and tried to understand his broken english…  He agreed to let me shoot some photos and even called his dog over to get involved!  I shot these photos, gave the man a candy treat and was on my way.  I love how Africa has these strange things goin on in the most un-suspecting places, all you gotta do is get off the main roads and get yourself lost.

San Francisco Sun Down

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

I can’t remember which street in San Francisco I was on when I shot this picture.  It might have been Bush Street, but who knows and who cares really!?  I liked the sunset and the ‘Yellow’ cab in the foreground.

Friends at Sunset

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

While in San Francisco in December of 2006, I shot these pictures of my friend’s Jon and James down at the beach at sunset.  I really liked how they came out.

The Flag

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Another picture I took while walking around San Francisco.

Dreamy Tree

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

The day after our wedding we went to the Botanical Gardens and had a picnic and just lazed about on some blankets…  While lying on my back, I noticed the sun shining through this tree and thought it looked cool!  Hope you think it looks cool too!