FIFA World Cup South Africa
Holy moses it’s all happening in South Africa!! The FIFA World Cup has begun, football fever is crazy, everyone’s ready for a cracker lineup of games. Check out this clip if you’re need of a FIFA kick start…it starts of with imagery of Africa and marries the passion of the land with the passion for the sport:
My Impressions of South Africa
I must say, it brings back memories of one vibrant and dynamic place. Here are a few of my favourites from my time there last year – enjoy…
and let me know which one you like the best, I love feedback! And make sure you catch a few games even if you’re not a footy fiend.
This was one of those freaky photo moments where I just literally had time to click the shutter. I didn’t meter the light, all I had time to do was react. All of a sudden the boys launched themselves into the water and then bam! the picture was made.
I went on a game drive with friends (a highly recommended option for African countries) and at this one we saw countless wildlife. About the only time that I wished I had a longer lens, but I was ‘lucky’ to be able to photograph a cheetah up close – through wire caging.
The elephants – oh my word what can I say, the most beautiful and majestic creatures, there was something like 50 of them or so that sidled past our truck! I just wanted to reach out and touch them all.
Cape Town is a very spirited city, it’s not the furthest most point of Africa, but the Cape is very important in Australian terms. It was here that many sailing ships carrying convicts and free settlers from the UK stopped for supplies on the long voyage. This was taken up on Table Mountain, part of it it literally is flat as a table!
I loved these men heading home after a day at work, not worry in the world. It’s not often that I’ll take a photo of people in public without their permission, but really on this occasion, I just had to, the light and feeling of the moment was too good to resist.
These trees are a common site in these parts – the wind is so strong and blows so much of the time that these trees lean right over!
Last but not least, an image that was recently shown in my exhibition leaving traces. I loved the banal backdrop to this street sign, and the humour.