Category Archives: Sunsets

Bushveld Sunset…

This weekend I visited my Mommy on their farm for the celebration of her SO’s* 50th birthday… I happen to glance to the west & saw this sunset… – very lucky, because in less than 5 minutes, it was gone…!!!!

Beautiful…. There are few things as beautiful as a peaceful bushveld sunset!!! 🙂 **

HDR from 3 shots (-1,0,+1), post-processing in Photoshop

*SO = significant other.

A South African Sunset…

What a view!!!

This was taken last night while at one of my friends’ bachelorettes!!! The home I grew up in is on the other side of the dam!! How different to see things from another angle – refreshing!!! 😀 **

Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands – Sunset on beautiful Schier…

Back in 2004 (yes… it has been this long & I remember this day like it happened yesterday) – me, my absolutely gorgeous mommy & two Netherland friends were watching this superly stunning sunset while waiting for the ferry to come pick us up after a day of galavanting on the beautiful Schiermonnikoog… 🙂

We were taking a lot of photos in this short while – it was amazing to see how the tide have  turned since the ferry dropped us of earlier that day!! I remember wondering which route the ferry will manoeuvre to be able to pick us up?? – – – as you can see from the photo below, a lot of sand banks visible… – – – 😀

Sunset over Schier – December 2004

One day, I will return for sure – once again watching a beautiful sunset over Schiermonnikoog… maybe next time I’ll buy myself a sweet little property here… – – – a girl can wish right?? 😉 – – –

Brighton, UK – West Pier

I was a very happy visitor in Brighton, UK, in 2006!!! 😀 Oh my, I have no idea why, but this place was magical to me!!! Me & a few friends worked in Thistle Hotel over the December holidays… We had plenty of time to travel around & get to know Brighton & its immediate surroundings quite well!!! 🙂

I just loved the pebble beaches!! 🙂 South Africa is pretty well known for our white sandy beaches, so this was quite different from what I’m used to!!! I would go back to Brighton any time (& every time) that I have the chance!!! 😀

So, here is my Travel Lane memory for the week!!! Fondness galore!!! 😀 **

Sunset over West Pier, Brighton (UK)

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining!!!

Hi there everyone!! I hope you had a terrific weekend!!! We were soooooo busy – – – I must apologise for the decrease in posts the last while!! It seems that for the last while I haven’t gotten quite enough time to go out & get decent shots!! It is not going to change for quite some time… Work is crazy at the moment (people pushing for the last month of work before shut-down)!!!  I can tell you…. It’s NOT fun!!! But…

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining!!! 🙂In just over a month I’ll be on vacation for two weeks!!! Can’t wait!!! 😀 **

On another note… He-who-thinks-he’s-boss have always had this dream to go and live abroad for a few years!! We went to the Opportunities Expo this weekend, it was companies from Australia, New Zealand & Canada promoting their companies here in South Africa. We decided to go, because we’ve been talking about Canada for a while now (rather he’s been talking about it – I’m not keen on change!!)… but he had an interview on Sunday with a company from Canada…. It’s scary and exciting!!! Although it still means nothing (sounds like this is quite a lengthy process), it seems quite real!!! – – – I mean, if we don’t do it soon, we’ll probably NEVER do it – – –

We are looking at Edmonton or Ottowa!!! Have you ever relocated? What was your experience? Ever been to Canada? Opinions?

Sun sets on Daisies…

Today we attended a trail running event (He-who-thinks-he’s-boss participated & unsporty ol’ me decided to have a go at a few runners with my trusty camera!!)… I really am NOT good in capturing people – – – let alone moving people!! But I guess it’s just something that I have to practice and figure out!! Any handy tips??

Any way, so I decided to post my next attempt at HDR (again handheld… oops!)!! It was taken from three shots (-2,0,+2) and the merging of the three (in CS5) created this weird rainbow type effect where the sun is!!!

I am quite chuffed with it… now, if only I can make the effort and tag along a tripod!!! 😉 **

A Leafy Sunset…

Ok, I know, so it’s not really a sunset…

but it’s the sun…

starting to set…

behind some leaves…

with a blue sky!!!

Oh my…. I don’t know whats going on lately… I’m at a loss of words the last while, struggling to get words to describe my photos!!! So excuse me… I believe it’s a phase – – – It’ll blow over!!! (No pun intended!!! 🙂 )

I’m glad you still stick around in spite thereof… 😉 Thanks thanks thanks!!! 😀 **