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Bastille Festival 2016

Bastille Festival 2016

Bastille Festival 2016 16th and 17th July, where locals and visitors will be celebrating the valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.
Berets in hand.Red white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 16th and 17th July, in style!
One of the main sponsor Boekenhoutskloof Wine with Porcupine and Wolftrap range of wines.

Olympus OM-D EM-1 | Pen F

Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 Pro | Pana Leica 15mm f1.7 | Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 Pro

Melissa and Ruan sneak peek

Melissa and Ruan sneak peek

 

Melissa and Ruan sneak peek.

What a wonderful and gorgeous couple! I had the opportunity to capture their emotions during one of the most important days of their lives………..at Cafe’ BonBon Franschhoek.

Unfortunately for me I dropped my main camera right at the beginning of the wedding while I was busy taking pictures of the decor, flowers and table settings with the result of a completely broken lens… anyway shooting at Cafe’ BonBon on this beautiful location and Melissa and Ruan being such a special couple made my job easier even if I lost one camera and the best lens I had.

Location: Cafe’ BonBon Franschhoek http://www.lapetite.co.za for more info on the location please contact Marie-Louise @

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

Gear used: Camera Olympus OM-D EM-1 and Pen F

Lenses: Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 17mm f1.8 | Pana Leica 25mm f1.4 | Pana Leica 42.5mm f1.2

Lens broken: Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO + one Olympus EM-1 body that I could not use at the wedding

 

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Harvest time at Goedgedacht Olive Farm

Harvest time at Goedgedacht Olive Farm situated on the sloes of Kasteelberg near Riebeek Kasteel

Olives for oil are picked when the olive have just turned green to purple and they’re at their fullest with oil.

As with wine the flavour of the olive oil depends on the variety, the climate, the cultivation methods and the terrain.

After olive trees have flowered the fruit starts to develop. Initially the olives are green and hard. Gradually as they ripen they change colour to yellow-green and then to reddish purple and finally to black.

Unripe olives have high levels of chlorophyll which gives them their green colour. During the ripening process the levels of chlorophyll fall and increasing amounts of carotenoid (the pigment which produces the darkening of the fruit) develop.

The traditional method of olive picking involves combing the ripe fruit from the tree into nets, or hand picking into baskets tied around the waist. Ladders are used to climb up into the trees to reach the fruit.

The quality of the olive oil will reflect the care taken at each stage.  To produce the finest cold pressed extra virgin olive oil the olives will be harvested by hand, treated with the utmost care and pressed quickly.  This helps retain the finest taste and quality.

Oil types:

Extra-virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, contains no more than 0.8% acidity, and is judged to have a superior taste. Extra Virgin olive oil accounts for less than 10% of oil in many producing countries.

Virgin olive oil comes from virgin oil production only, has acidity less than 2%, and is judged to have a good taste.

Pure olive oil is usually a blend of refined and virgin production oil.

Olive oil is a blend of virgin and refined production oil, of no more than 1.5% acidity.

You will also find oil described as ‘first press’ and ‘cold pressed’ – the first press yields the most flavoursome oil and pressing the oil without heat results in a smaller amount of higher quality product.

Camera: Olympus OM-D EM-1

Lens: Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

 

 

Elana and James

Elana and James

Elana and James Sneak peek wedding

Location: Spier Wine Farm Estate Stellenbosch

Great location great couple what else… one of the hottest day ever!

 

 

 

 

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2016 Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge

2016 Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge

2016 Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge Venue Bridge House Franschhoek Sponsor Porcupine Ridge

 

Studio Lighting Workshop

Studio Lighting Workshop

Studio Lighting Workshop Vintage Pin-Up sponsored by Olympus at Cameraland Cape Town

Come on saturday 6 february a basic studio lighting workshop.

time 08:30 – 12:30

cost: R100

Venue: Cameraland Cape Town

Studio Lighting Workshop
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The fishermen from the village of Kassiesbaai Arniston

The fishermen from the village of Kassiesbaai Arniston.

Activity in the small harbor of Arniston Western Province.

Village Green & Butcher

Village Grill & Butcher

Village Grill & Butcher new restaurant in Franschhoek lovely place to have lunch or supper and of course bring your kids too nice area for them to play!

Address:

191 Main Road
Franschhoek 7690
South Africa

Kreeate

Kreeate

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