Total Panoramas : 5
We really were spoiled with the incredible afternoon of typical Johannesburg winter weather this Woman’s Day (well, not quiet but never look a gift horse in the mouth!). After a little run in the morning and a lazy afternoon lunch with some friends, I decided to go down to Braamfontein to check what was going on. Since I have moved here I have always appreciated Braamfontein. Absolutely stunning buildings and by far the cleanest part of central town. A great role model for the rest of the city’s districts and hopefully a place which can continue to go from strength to strength.
Total Panoramas : 5
A couple of panoramas of the Cape Winelands…
Total Panoramas : 4
I decided that to welcome in winter, it would be great to get away to the mountains of the Drakensberg. The closest section of this ancient mountain range to Johannesburg geographically is the northern ‘berg, a section of which is named the Golden Gate National Park. We stayed in the camp site in the actual reserve and barring some baboons fiercly cunning strategies used to relieve us of our food, we had an absolutely awesome time. We even managed to get stuck into some snow up in Lesotho at the relatively new Afriski Resort.
More information about the park can be found here: Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Total Panoramas : 8
In 1910, a request was made by local farmers and residents to the School Board asking that a school be established in the central Sandton area. The nearest schools at the time were in Rosebank and Fontainebleau which meant long travelling distances. Eventually, a small school building was built off 11th Avenue, Parkmore. When the township of Parkmore was established, the developers, Murray & Roberts, set aside a proper school site in the same location.
Total Panoramas : 1
In 1969, the TED decided to go ahead with Parkmore Primary, strictly enforcing the zoning system to ensure that the people would be forced to take their children to the new school. Although the buildings were built by the School Board, the grounds were left undeveloped due to government cut-backs. On the 5th January 1970, Parkmore Primary opened its doors with Mr G. E. Scheepers as acting principal and 5 staff members. Only 189 pupils were enrolled. At the time there was only a school hall, library, arts and crafts room, administration block and eighteen classrooms.
I joined a couple Canadians and a stray Australian on a weekend away at a friend’s game reserve, needless to say i could not resist snapping a couple panos.
Fantastic weekend in the bush!
Total Panoramas : 3
The weekend before last was a great one, as we went out to a little farm in the Magaliesberg. If ever you feel as though you are in over your head with stress or you just feel like getting away from the norm, then I highly recommend that you take a drive out there for the open spaces and general refreshing change of scenery.
Only about an hour out of Johannesburg and well worth the visit.
Total Panoramas : 10
On one fine winter’s morning, we decided that it would be appropriate to shoot the entire length of 4th Street, Parkhurst . Check it out!
Total Panoramas : 7
So, we had originally ordered our chosen lens (Precision Optics) through a rather new online retailer called www.click2buy.co.za, but it still had not been delivered to us. Even though they said 3 weeks, and this is week 3, so I decided to see how I could track my order; Yet to my amazement, when I browsed to their site, domain not found. Looks like they just upped and moved out! Luckily the amount wasn’t debited from my account, but still, that is 2 weeks which we have now lost.
So I decided to let my lip hang, and browse for a place where we could perhaps rent a lens. Got a couple of hits in Google, and found myself at www.outdoorphoto.co.za. Cool little shop in Pretoria which does rent equipment out, but mostly for Canon cameras – We need Nikon.
Next I noticed the classifieds, and decided to peruse that. To my disbelief, I found a second hand Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye Lens for a Nikon! It’s as though the gods finally cut me a break, and more than compensated me for the previous misfortune. This lens really looks great, and judging by some of the sample pictures which I have downloaded, the quality is amazing. And the best thing is the price! More than half the price of a brand new lens, and only twice the price of the inferior quality which we had chosen to use for our POC. Now, when we start to build our portfolio, we will be doing so using our production equipment. Really made my day…
As soon as we get a few sample snaps and hopefully even have a full pano to show you we will post them here.
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