This is me…
Down to earth South African girl!
Living in Edmonton Canada since 2013!
Love to travel and photograph!
Blogging about everything – and nothing! Sharing snippets of my life and what I’m up to!
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Hello! Thanks for stopping by and subscribing to my blog. : ) I agree, blogging is a great way to express both passions and frustrations – I hope it’s working for you! Keep up the wonderful work!
All the best,
Great photos! I’ll be stopping by again soon! Keep it up…
Thanx!! 🙂 **
Thanx, for all your magnificent foto’s Xandre. Come to visit Australia for another beautiful country, and you can stay for free at my house in Melbourne while you and your husband travel Australia. ag man ,shame!!!:)
Hello! Thanks for commenting on my blog. You have a great eye for photography, love your pictures. Keep blogging 🙂
Very many thanks!! 🙂 **
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and taking the time to leave a comment – appreciated 🙂
Thanks for looking and I love the dog photo! Looking forward to more images from you.
Many many thanks Ed!! Thank you for stopping by & subscribing!!! 😀 **
Hi Xandre. Thanks for viewing my blog and liking the Montmarte steps photos. I likewise look forward to viewing more of your photos. I also share your dream of going pro someday! 🙂
Thanks for looking at my blog and subscribing!! Hopefully someday our dreams will come true!!! In the meantime… reality!!! 😉 **
hi thanx for reading my blog.u hav some wonderful photographs and d blog on the construction of the hoover dam,it’s really amazing !!!
It’s a pleasure…. & like-wise!!! 🙂 **
Hi! Thanks for looking at my blog and liking my Exmouth photos. You have some great images. Maybe you can try your new found editing skills on a copy of the photo of your dog and repost? He is such a cutie!
Hahaha!!! Thanks!!! I am definitely going to repost my dog pic with some editing in the near future!!!! Thank you for the kind compliment and for taking the time to browse around my blog!!! 🙂 **
Thanks for having a look at my post today. Much appreciated. Very much like the construction images you have up. all the best
Thank you & Thanks for subscribing!!! 🙂 **
Great photos, and a great blog
Thank you so much!!! 🙂 **
Thanks for stopping by my ‘stuff’ ‘preciate it! Love your ‘stuff’ as well.
Thanks!! 🙂 **
Well, thanks for dropping by. I’ll subscribe to your blog, to make sure I’ll get more from your great pictures.
Keep it up.
Thank you so much the kind comment!!! Welcome… hope I don’t disappoint!!! 🙂 **
Thanks for visiting my blog, I checked out your photos; i like the before and after. I’ve just started trying Photoshop again but find it slow. I write blogs most days and think of myself as a writer more than a photographer. I have just entered a photographic contest though, my work gets exhibited if I win! I’m in England and so have different subjects to you.
Wow!!! that’s awesome!!! I wish you all the best in your photographic excursions – – – Hope you post some of your work once the exhibition ends!!! 🙂 **
hi, just want to say thanks for liking my recent post..
we have 3 things in common, profession (engineering), traveling and photography..
nice to meet you 🙂
Likewise!!! 😀 ** – – – though I wish I could do a bit more travelling!!! 😦 my turn will come again!!! **
Xandre, I love your name! Thankyou for liking my post, I really like your photography…and from one amateur photographer to another…keep up the great work.
Happy Snapping! xx
Thanks Meaghan!! & thank you for taking the time & stopping by my blog!! 😀 **
I absolutely love your blog! All of your pictures are so beautiful! You don’t seem like an amateur photographer at all!
Wow!! What a great compliment!!! 😀 Thank you so much…. my day is made!!! Welcome, thanks for subscribing!! 🙂 **
Hey thanks for checking out my blog! I’m also a twenty something, in Atlanta Georgia. I like your perspective on things with your camera. Aside from having an exceptional eye for composure, all of your photos have a wonderful feel to them. I’m looking forward to more of your posts!
Thank you so much for the great compliment!!!!! & thank you for checking back & commenting!!! 😀 **
Thank you so much for the great compliment!!!! & thanks for checking in & commenting!!! Much appreciated!!! 🙂 **
Lots of treasures here to explore. Thanks for visiting me! Hugs, pat
Thanks Pat!!! & thank you for checking in!! 🙂 **
When I saw “Everything and Nothing. Life.” I had to subscribe! This is exactly what I say all the time. Funny how I bumped into your blog. Keep up the writing. I enjoy reading your post and seeing your cool pics!
A philosophical journey meets everything & nothing… 😀 Welcome!! **
This makes me very happy! I hope in time I can share some of your work on my blog. You have a very inspirational soul. You capture the world in a way that the world should be seen. I cannot wait to see what the future of Everything and Nothing has to offer! Thank you for sharing.
I wrote this comment in response to the one you posted on my page then realized it might serve you better on your page 🙂
[ I’ve been writing for a long time.
In my opinion, sometimes the “gift” of writing just needs to be polished with practice. You could surprise yourself. ]
I hope you keep practicing 🙂
Thank you Photopoetics!!! I will definitely try (although I’m at a serious loss of words at the moment – – – even non-poetic words!! 😦 )… Thank you for the gesture 😀 **
Thank you for visiting “The world according to O. Bisogno Scotti”…it is so about being frustrated with the real world. I am glad you liked my photograph of Malibu Pier.
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! 😀
I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! 🙂
I’m very new to the blogging scene, but I have to say your pictures & humour are an inspiration to keep on improving. Keep up the great work. Really enjoying checking in every day now. John
Thank you so much John for this truly beautiful comment!! 😀 I hope I can keep it up & that you keep enjoying my posts!! I’m new as well – but here to stay!! It’s a great experience – I am learning soooooooo much – as I believe you will too!!! 😀 **
thanks for stopping by my blog! great photos you have!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for liking my post!
I found your Flickr and added you immediately 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing more of your photography, and to reading more about you’ll be less frustrated, more confident about how your ideal world will become more of and seep into the real world. Cheers!
Thank you Henry!!! And thank you for adding me on Flickr! Your photography is gorgeous!!! And inspiring!! – – – I will definitely keep on shooting and keep all updated on my very infrequent travelling!!! 😉 Thanks for the great wish & motivation, I appreciate it a lot!!! 😀 **
Xandre, you’re too kind; thank you for the nice compliment!
Thanks for checking out my blog and liking my photos! Nice photos btw;)
Thanks for the ‘like’ looking forward to more contact and exchanges
Hi Xandre – Thanks for the nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award! Still not completely sure about the purpose – will check it out! It is very pleasing and gratifying to receive after only a few blogs. It feels like being nominated for the Oscars! I only have three bloggers following my blog and one of those is you – so I will wait a while before doing the same thing! Be sure that you will be included, even if you have been nominated a couple of times already! Do so many nominations give you a free trip to Paris or somewhere? Ha! Ha! Thanks again, Xandre!
Thanks for visiting my blog. It’s interesting to see people from all over the world stopping in now and then. You’ve got some great pictures on your blog. I’ll definitely stop in some other time to check it out again. Have a good day!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
All the best in your future! You have some wonderful images! Keep at it and never lose faith!
I will subscribe to your blog!
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a “Like.” I looked through some of your posts. You have an eye for beauty, design, and out-of-the-ordinary compositions. –John
Thank you very much for stopping by John!!! Much appreciated – – – as is the lovely compliment!! 🙂 **
Hey !! Thanks for visiting my photoblog .. Its always good to hear from different around the world .. Nice pictures .. Will love to visit again .. I just started using this blog thing so don’t know a lot about it .. It completed my first post so DO check it out .. 🙂 Ba bye !!
Hey there, thanks for stopping by! 😀 I like your photos!
You have a wonderful blog. It is possible to breathe the art of the photography.
I am of a distant place, though I am in the south hemisphere. Yu I was a player of rugby and I love the class of game of the Springboks, my children practised rugby and often they were in your country.
A pleasure in knowing You.
Cruz del Sur
Nice blog. You’re the first South African to comment on my blog, thanks. I can’t even wrap my head around South Africa, it’s sooo far away from me here in Toronto, Canada. Take care. Really like your portrait.
Thank you for “liking” my blog, giving me the opportunity to visit yours!
Nice photo work.
Thanks for liking my Window view 🙂
I had a look through your blog and love your photos! Keep at it and good luck with any future travels. I will add you to my blog roll just so I can have a peek every now and then 😉
Groetjes uit Nieuw Zeeland,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post — I’ll be sure to check your posts out too!
Thank you for your visit. Looking forward to reading your posts.
Have a great day, Ilse
Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Love your work so far – thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by and liking “THe BaRRio LiFe”. Now, I get to see your LoVeLy FoTos, so CooL! 😀
Thanks for liking my post! Love your blog, I’m following!
thanks for liking my post. I just looked around your blog a little and I like it.
Especially, the photo from London impressed me.
I’m looking forward to see more!
thanks for liking my post…http://simplicityandabstraction.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/ikea-small-spaces-small-ideas/
best regards and by the way, im a civil engineer like you, too…and a hobbyist photographer 😉
Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the versatile blogger award!
Thanks for liking my post! I look forward to reading more about your daily fun in Pretoria and abroad. Something you might be interested in is the 365 project – take a picture a day for a year. I just started yesterday – could be fun for you as you learn the ins and out of photography!
Hi! Thanks for the like on my post! Your pictures are great – you live in a beautiful country!
Hi Xandre, Thanks for checking out my blog. I enjoyed looking through your photos.
Nice blog! How has South Africa been lately?
Thank you very much!!! South Africa is goooooooood!!! Big & beautiful &… full of problems!!!! But hey, what country doesn’t have problems!!!! Thank you for stopping by!!! 🙂 **
Hey, thanks for stopping by. I am a practicing photographer and having looked at what you produce, I need a lot more practice.
Good luck and keep doing what you’re doing.
Thank you so much!!! Oh, how I wish that I could do this professionally…. or get some or other experience to go somewhere with it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!! 🙂 **
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Hi Xandre – This can get rather confusing because I am replying to your latest message to me – which I have replied to on the same post that you wrote on – but I was not sure you would follow up on it or not – because I am not sure if anyone reads the replies I add to comments left on my posts!!! Good grief!!! Anyway, you can pop over and read it if you wish! If you don’t then a Happy New Year to you and to ‘he who knows (oops ‘thinks’) he’s boss’! Glad you enjoyed your holiday and I think I have caught up with all of your posts that I missed! So now I will just have to wait patiently for your next ones to arrive! Hear from you soon!
Thanks for visiting my blog! Love your photos, looking forward to seeing more of them !
I love you already!!! God bless you and “he -who-thinks-he’s-boss.” 🙂
Hi Xandre…fun blog and great photos, ESP the b & w portrait of you! I’ll stop by again …. Brooke
Thank you for stopping by on blog. And South Africa rocks (I’ve never been there), like your photos! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for liking my post.
Your blog is really interesting
I have a brother living in SA and he loves it – one day I will get down there.
Keep up the good work and try out all sorts of photography. Thanks for visiting my blog .
Thank you for passing through and placing a like on my post-:) I have returned the favour on your lovely blog and wish you and yours a beautiful week. Kind regards.
Thanks for the “like” on my blog today. I too am an amateur photog. Will definitely subscribe. Anxious to see your world through your eye.
You have an excellent blog here and very well written.
Thank you for visiting mine.
Hey there! thanks for coming by our travel photoblog and leaving your “like” on a recent post! Much appreciated! You’ve got a beautiful blog over here… love the layout! 😮
Please feel free to browse around, as you wish, I’m also an amateur, and passionate photographer, and so is the husband, imagine!
Warm wishes for a successful year of 2012. Greetings from Brazil, from http://3rdculturechildren.com
Hi! Thanks for looking out my blog and liking my photos. You have some great images and ur images so dramatic and tell some story 🙂
nice to meet you:D
I have a sweet friend who is moving this Thursday, 2/2/12, to South Africa for an internship and then to finish her Bachelors Degree at a university in Pretoria. I am forwarding a link to your posts right now!
Wow, that is a big step (I don’t know where you are from, but judging from your posts somewhere in America?)!!! I studied at the University of Pretoria (& still live in a 10km radius of it 🙂 )!!! What is she going to study? 🙂 **
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and “liking” my posts! You have a beautiful blog with lovely images. I’m looking forward to visiting often.
Thank you, Xandre for sharing your passions and your photographs, and your frustrations.
Hahaha…. If you enjoy reading about it… then it’s a huge pleasure Dave!!!! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂 **
Thanks for liking my post!!
Thanks for stopping by. Best to you.
love your blog, I wanted to pursue civil engineering for a time, but I lost interest after I interned at a firm and disliked it, maybe because the people were boring. Can you tell me what you like about the field? I’m in high school..
Hahahahaha…. well, if the people bored you, then you definitely should not become an engineer (for engineers are the funniest people ever…. many with a super dry sense of humor – which I love!!!) What I love about civil engineering is the structures. That is the department that I’m in… I just love how concrete and steel work together & how I am the one determine the amount & design thereof!!!! It truly is a passion of mine!!! 🙂 I hope you find your passion soon!!!! 🙂 **
Hey, thanks for visiting my webpage, you are my second person from the Cape area.
Come on back anytime you wish.
Thanks for liking one of my posts – I thought Id have a look around, your blog is really interesting and has lots of beautiful images. My photography is way below amateur so I love looking at other peoples pictures and will definately be popping back.
Thanks for stopping by my site. I am looking forward to exploring your world!
Namaste from India….thanks for liking my post ….its so encouraging when you are just starting out….really like your pics ….would be visiting often….love to have your thought on future posts as well…take Care
Thank you Shivani…. will be popping by again soon!!! 🙂 **
First of all, Xandre is a beautiful name. Secondly, thanks for liking my post.
Thanks Yousuf!!! & You’re welcome!! 😉 **
Thanks for stopping by and liking one of my post!
Love your photos! 🙂
Hey! Thanks for reading and ‘liking’. I write from Medford, Oregon and believe me, there are plenty of things about American government I’d love to see change but until then, I’ll do my part and help where I can. And that’s what I seek to do with my blog.
God bless you!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look! I love your photos and very intrigued by your blog. I look forward to continuing to see what you come up with 😀
South africa :)))
Hey there! Thanks for the like! Your photos are fantastic, keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing and reading more!
This is to inform you that you have been further nominated for the Liebster Award! The award is being made in the following post on my blog – ‘John’s Mega Award Ceremony’! The post will be published this afternoon (21-02-2012)! Congratulations on receiving this recognition and appreciation of you and your superb blog!
Hey Xandre – Hope you don’t mind the ‘bounce back’ because I think your blog is magic and sometimes that needs more than just words! Sorry about the formality of this notification but I sometimes think a ‘touch’ of formality adds weight to an award!
I don’t mind the bounce back at all John!!! I am flattered by it actually!!! Thank you very much!!! I have started reading your post (‘Mega’ entertainment so far…. 😀 )… Can’t wait to get to the rest of it!!! Keep well…. looking forward to your next post…. been holding my breath for far too long now!!! 😉 **
I wanted to let you know that we nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. Please follow this path to view our post
I am definitely not sure but it seems like you were following my blog. Thanks a lot!
It just moved to http://www.wevelostcontrol.com
I am not sure if you still get the feed so feel free to subscribe again.
hello happy march
David in Maine USA
wow it is happy july and soon to be august!
Hey! Thanks for dropping by my blog 😀
I enjoyed reading your blog. I wish you continue taking these awesome pictures you have.
All the best,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are doing a really nice job with yours. Like your photography. I am glad you do not let “travel frustration” take over!
Thanks for visiting our blog.
As a structural engineer, you make the bones; the architects make the skin and form the organs!
You have an awesome blog!!! (with obvious reason… 😉 )… Great metaphor!!! 😀 **
thanks for dropping by and liking my post! =)
I’ll be reading your posts too!! looks so interesting! =)
I’m with the other guys in thanking you for looking at my pictures. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures and good luck – you’ve picked a tough time to become a professional photographer.
Amazing photographs.. Thanks for liking my latest blog entry!!
Howdy! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Find out more here: http://icklekins.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Please accept this award in the spirit of the nomination! Thank you for sharing your experiences and photos with everyone… I love your perspective!
Thank you for stopping by on my blog! It must be amazing to live in South Africa, I would love to go there one day! I was wondering how you came across my blog all the way from Pretoria? I really enjoyed scrolling through your blog 🙂
Hi There!!! I love to browse topics… Yesterday I chose to browse Canada… & Ta-dum – – – – I stumbled across your blog!!! Thanks for stopping by mine as well!!! 😉 **
Just finished reading some of your posts and I love every bit of it! You seem to have some awesome adventures. I also love your photography, you’ve got a great eye for color and light.
Thanks for the great read,
Thank you so much for the kind comment Colin!!! I appreciate you looking around & glad you enjoyed you visit!!! Have a great day & keep well!!! 🙂 **
Nice blog, beautiful pictures
You have some great photos, great job!
Really enjoy what you’re doing and will look forward to following. Many kind thanks for doing the same! Let me know if you ever get to the States and particularly Tennessee! I am an old dog at photography and will be glad to share any tips I can. Best, Terry
Thanks Terry!! I will certainly do so!! 🙂 Thanks for returning the favour & stopping by!! Keep well!! 🙂 **
I like your photos 🙂 Enjoyed strolling trough your blog. And thanks for the like btw 😀
Great blog, beautiful photos! Would love to visit South Africa some day. Thanks for sharing.
Great site, I’ll check it out better when I’m home and with better wifi, thanks for the like.
Hi Xandre, please check this http://lancepost.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/capture-the-colour/ I’ve included you as one who has the potential to win in a photo contest, you have very nice photos, feel free to join.
Thanks Lance – this looks very interesting!!! I’ll have a better look a bit later on!!! & thank you for the acknowledgment – & very nice compliment!!! I really appreciate it a lot!! 🙂 **
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You have some wonderful images posted here! Great captures! Thank you for stopping by my corner of the web and following my blog, I hope you continue to enjoy my photos. Thanks for sharing your work!
thanks for liking my post. Unfortunately ever since I moved to China I haven’t been able to log on as often as I would like to (so many sites are blocked here).
But, thankfully I was able to log in and see your lovely blog. I’m also an amateur photographer who’s eager to learn all kinds of techniques from the more professional crowd 😉 But I think you are doing a wonderful job 😉 Congrats on your lovely blog 😉
Greetings from Australia Xandre,
I really enjoyed reading through your biography, and ca sympathise with your view on politics. While working in the UK I met some lovely South Africans and have noticed that many are immigrating to Australia. Regarding your photography one word of advice”Photograph what you are passionate about, let your heart guide you and your soul manifest that which the mind sees”
Take great care on your journey with photography .
Thank you for such kind and inspiring words!! It is true that sometimes one loses sight of what captures you… In a struggling world were people often conform, I strongly believe that one should always stay true to oneself!!! Words to remember…. Yes, I myself know quite a few people personally that have moved to Australia!!! We moved to Canada just two months ago…. Crazy adventure!!! Although, hoping to return to SA oneday!! (hopefully sooner rather than later!!!) Thank you for reading/looking at my blog – & returned the favour and will be a loyal follower of your blog!!! Just love your captures!! Keep well & God bless!!
I’ve nominated you and your blog for the Sunshine Award. You don’t have to accept but you can find the rules here: http://2dois2be.com/2013/04/30/sunshine-award/
I love your blog. Your pictures are so cool!
Thank you sooooo much!!! 🙂 **
You have some stunning work on your blog, I’m glad I stumbled upon it.
Thank you very much Mark!! Your kind words are much appreciated! 🙂 **
Nice blog, I love you’re photography 🙂
Love your blog! Love it so much, I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Check out my blog post for the rules on what to do next.