The whitewashed cottages of the 150-year-old fisherman’s village of Kassiesbaai are the defining image of Arniston/Waenhuiskrans. The village, perched on a dune above the sea, has been declared a national monument in its entirety and is still home to the active fishermen of the area (local guides available). The community runs a craft centre and will arrange traditional meals for groups by appointment. This is a bit of living history not to be missed.
More canola fields and a beautiful sunset! Today I took a slightly different route… via Rooidriffie to Rietpoel and then on the Jongensklip road all the way to Caledon before heading back to Stanford. Different scenes and different lighting altogether…
Here are some of my own photo-harvest on this memorable day.
“If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower.
To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness,
Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds.” ― Pam Stewart
I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life. – Helen Mirren
We’re all golden sunflowers inside.
Someone was sitting in front of a sunflower, watching the sunflower, a cup of sun, and so I tried it too. It was wonderful; I felt the whole universe in the sunflower. That was my experience. Sunflower meditation. A wonderful confidence appeared. You can see the whole universe in a flower. – Shunryu Suzuki
The road to freedom is bordered with sunflowers.
“Does she realize she looks like a sunflower, ready to rain sunlight on all who look down upon her? – Simone Elkeles
“I’ll never even smell the stench of death. You’ve got my feet on the life-path, with your face shining sun-joy all around.” Acts 2:27-28 (Message).
These are the results of Two photographers on the prowl
We did it, and yes, I made it! After going to bed at 2:30am the previous night, I was up at 5:50am – even before the alarm went off! It was still almost dark when I left and drove through the quiet, sleeping village to pick Herman van Bon up for our photography-stroll through the village. We were both armed with our digital cameras, herman with his Sony A77VQ with a Sony DT 2.8/16-55 mm lens, mine is a Canon EOS 400 D with Canon 18-55 mm lens. No tripods. (You can read more about how this two-some came about, here: Two photographers on the prowl)
From seven until ten we were out “shooting early birds”! We had so much fun and laughed so much. We first went to Stanford South and what struck us both were how lively and full of people the streets were with men and women going to work, children off to school and dogs doing what dogs…
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