Category Archives: Close up


While there was a blizzard outside, we were mostly contained to the insides of our house!! I had a brief fascination with the shrub outside our window…

Nature and snow Nature and snow-2

It seems like today promises to heat up some (not that -15°C is warm… just warmer that -30°C!)

Keep warm people, enjoy your Sunday…

Butterfly – don’t fly away…

I have posted a photo of this butterfly before – right when I started my blog…

Today I thought I’d rework one of the images… Back then, I was not shooting RAW, so this was quite a challenge!!

Weekend almost over – hope you all had a great one!! 🙂 **

Paris, France – Notre Dame Detail

I was not planning on doing my Travel Lane memory for the week today…. But yesterday I prepared a few photos & today Mary Jo from Let’s Face The Music did a post on a one of the same photos that I have prepared!!! 😀 That doesn’t happen everyday, so I decided to take it as a sign that I must do this post today!!! 🙂

Close-up of the detail of the Notre Dame – taken in 2004 with a 3MP Kodak digital compact…

The detail that this cathedral has is unimaginable & unthinkable!!! This specific photo captures the essence of it!!! Mary Jo did a great post today about these indescribably beautiful hinges… who built it… the mystery & myth behind it!!! Fascinating!!! You can see her photos & read her post The Mystery of the Hinges of Notre Dame!!! 😀 **

If you’ve visited the Notre Dame, what did you like about it??

Jack & the… Stalk??

I had fun yesterday with my dslr… for a change!!!! 😉 I’ve been so caught up with my new snapper, that I have completely neglected my super special dslr… 😦 Here is two of my shots that I took of the (I think it’s a Yasmine/Jasmine) plant!!! It may be intertwined with another plant, thus the uncertainty…. But nevertheless… 😀

I don’t know which I like more…. But of this I am sure: I LOVE manual focus!!! The amount of control that I have over what I want to capture is super fun!!!! 🙂 **

Impressions of a Lilly…

One of the flowers from my bunch that my granny got me for my birthday!!! Soooooo pretty… & its been a while since I’ve posted any flower photographs!!!

Hope my pink lilly brightened your day!!! Got a perm today (my first!! & I’ve been wanting to get one for years!!! – – – keep in touch to see my transformation!!) Have a great weekend!!! 😀 **

What to do the day after you’ve turned 25…

Of course the answer is simple…

1. Go on a 1day course presented by SAICE (South African Institute of Civil Engineers) about the designing of steel structures according to the SANS code – fun! 😀

2. Ride the Gautrain 🙂

3. Take photographs with your new camera!! – – – of course 😀 – – –

First of all : Thanks for all the birthday wishes & happy thoughts!!! I do appreciate every single one of them!!! 🙂 I am very much looking forward to the year ahead!!

‘Twas soooooo much fun having a small, unnoticed & silent camera today!!! I created 3 mini summaries of the photos I took with my small snapper today!!! 😀 I hope you enjoy them… It covers my day pretty well!!!

My drawing of an infinitely long steel I-section 🙂 ; my red steel textbook; the equations that made my eyes VERY sleepy (who gives you these stuff directly after a huge meal??) 🙂 & the view from my desk!!!

While waiting for the train to arrive at the Midrand Station!!!

My shadow portrait 🙂 and a few pretty flowers!!!

Hope you all had a great day!!! I doubt my day tomorrow will be as much fun as today (reeeeeeally do not want to go and sit in the office tomorrow 😦 )… but at least I had today!!! 😀 Thanks for checking in!!! **

The Young, The Vibrant, The Matured !!!

I only VERY recently started using manual focus… Don’t ask me why – – – I just never thought of it – – – but I would get frustrated when I don’t get the focus where I want it… But this all ends now!!! I L-O-V-E manual focus!!! 😀 These are a set of photos that I took this afternoon…

The Young !!!

The Vibrant !!!

The Matured !!!

 Well, I hope you had a great day… Tomorrow yet again “happy-dance” day!!! Always awesome!!! 😀 Have a wonderful evening!! 🙂 **