Boekenhoutskloof wine cellar

Boekenhoutskloof wine cellar

Boekenhoutskloof wine cellar

Camera Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO

Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

Photoshoot Rhodesian Ridgeback

Photoshoot Rhodesian Ridgeback

Photoshoot Rhodesian Ridgeback

I had the opportunity to take this pictures to this beautiful specimen of Rhodesian Ridgeback male in Franschhoek. It was quite difficult to follow and keep  him in focus in the bush but at the end of the day I am quite happy with the results.
The Rhodesian ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe.
The Rhodesian ridgeback’s distinguishing feature is the ridge of hair running along its back in the opposite direction from the rest of its coat. It consists of a fan-like area formed by two whorls of hair (called “crowns”) and tapers from immediately behind the shoulders down to the level of the hips.
Rhodesian ridgebacks are loyal, intelligent, and somewhat aloof to strangers.

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1 | Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

 

 

Polo match

Polo match Val de Vie Estate

Polo match at Val de Vie wine and polo estate in Paarl.

Stunning day this sunday during the market at Val de Vie estate  with live polo match!

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro + Mc-14

 

Harvest time at Boekenhoutskloof Wine Farm Franschhoek

Harvest time at Boekenhoutskloof Wine Farm Franschhoek

Harvest time at Boekenhoutskloof Wine Farm Franschhoek

The harvesting of wine grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the process of winemaking. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels with winemakers basing their decision to pick based on the style of wine they wish to produce. The weather can also shape the timetable of harvesting with the threat of heat, rain, hail, and frost which can damage the grapes and bring about various vine diseases. In addition to determining the time of the harvest, winemakers and vineyard owners must also determine whether to use hand pickers or mechanical harvesters. The harvest season typically falls between August & October in the Northern Hemisphere and February & April in the Southern Hemisphere. With various climate conditions, grape varieties, and wine styles the harvesting of grapes could happen in every month of the calendar year somewhere in the world.

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO

Lens Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

 

 

Colourful beach houses at Muizenberg beach

Colourful beach houses Muizenberg beach

Colourful beach houses Muizenberg beach
Muizenberg is a beach-side suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay coast. It is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa

Olympus OM-D EM-1

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

 

Shipwreck Hout Bay Seal Island

Shipwreck Hout Bay Seal Island

Shipwreck Hout Bay Seal Island

When the Bos 400 was stranded in July 1994, she was one of the most powerful crane barges in the world, capable of lifting 1200 tons and valued at over 70 million US$

Being a barge, she had no main engines and had to be towed to wherever she was needed.

At the time of the disaster she was being towed into Cape Town docks for a refurbishment..

Unfortunately this was carried out in the winter of 1994 when the seas were very rough and the tug towing her was under powered. Two other tugs were dispatched to help but they could not get any tow lines on due to the stormy weather.

The tow line snapped and she drifted onto the rocks in Maori Bay.

A huge effort was made to salvage her but unfortunately was not successful due to the hull being irreparably ruptured.

All 14 crew members who were on board were airlifted to safety.

Over the years much of the wreck has disintegrated.

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO