Tag Archives: close-up

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!! 🙂 **

Busy (Lavender)Bee!!!

Tonight I am sharing with you a few shots of a bee on lavender. I took these at the Boeremark on Saturday!! It was surprisingly difficult to get good shots… this bee was all over the place!!! 🙂

Well, for some reason I am having trouble uploading (&linking) the other photos I’ve got – – – & this one was unfortunately not my favourite – – – So, if you are at all curious what the others look like… head on over to my Flickr! account (link in my right-hand menu!)!! Let me know what you think…

Wonderful Weather &White…

. . . F L O W E R S ! ! ! 😀 **

Yesterday was crazy!! I worked crazy hard… & we had our year-end function last night (why would they do it in October? End of year is December… who on earth is going to have the motivation to work hard for another two months?? – – – crazy! ) 🙂 It was super fun though…. not as fun today!! & I only had two (big) glasses of wine!!! Does this mean I’m getting old?? oi oi oi!!! 😉

As mentioned in the title…. very beautiful day today… not to hot – not to cold – with a slight breeze!! We went to the Boere Mark this morning!! Always pleasurable!! (a few photographs will soon be posted!!) But for now… flowers to fit the weather… 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! **

First Summer Rains!!!

Today… today it was officially summer!! Why today? you may ask… Answers quite easy – – – it poured with rain for a long enough time to be classified as our trademark summer rain!!! Yay!! I am super happy… LOVE rainy weather!!! 😀 Bring on the summer!! 🙂 **

Celebrating by posting a beautiful s-u-m-m-e-r flower 😉 !!!

I hope you like it!! & that you had a great day!! 🙂 **

Blue Back-lit Flower…

It’s been quite a while since I posted a flower!!! So, it only seems fit that I delight you with a pretty while right about now!! 😉 It’s “little-saturday”, the weekend is in sight… If you are having a hard week, I hope that in some way this photograph makes you feel a moment of tranquility… 😀 **

Hope it help!!! 🙂 **

Butterfly (please don’t) fly away…

In one of my first posts I shared a Close Encounter (link opens to post) that me & He-who-thinks-he’s-boss had with a beautiful butterfly!! The fact of the matter is that I took a few photos of the butterfly that day, but posted only – – – my favourite photograph – – –  Tonight I decided today to share three more with you!!!

Now you’ve seen all decent photographs (& all angles) that I have of this rare encounter!! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!! 😀 **