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Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019
Porcupine Ridge from Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek is proud to sponsor the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

Porcupine Ridge wines were launched in 1996 and have grown to be one of the most recognised wine brands in South Africa. Being located in the Franschhoek valley, Porcupine Ridge has always taken a keen interest in the development of the town, and so it made perfect sense to support the Franschhoek Literary Festival when the opportunity arose.

The Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) has gained a worldwide reputation as a respected celebration of books and writers, with a focus on promoting South African writing and reading, while exposing book lovers to some of their favourite international authors.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio

Sony A7III Sony 16-35mm f2.8 GM and Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM and Godox V860II for the opening evening shots.

Location: Franschhoek

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

Location: The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel

I was the “hottest” wedding ever I think we have reached over 42ºC… it was a long day but full of joy and love!

Olympus gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and different lenses Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Some pictures taken during Kevin and Stephen wedding at Grand Provence Wine Estate in the beautiful valley of Franschhoek

Venue: Grand Provence Wine Estate

Grande Provence Wine Estate wears her 325-year history with dignity. Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47 acres. Rolling vistas frame the valley floor and heighten the drama of the rugged mountains beyond. Barely a one-hour drive from Cape Town, this is heartland South African Wine Country at its very finest.

Gear: Olympus OM-D Em-1 mark II and Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 45mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

 

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Some photos taken at Solms Delta Farm in Franschhoek.

Gear used Sony Alpha A7III Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl

Family shoot

Family shoot

Family shoot

Portraits during a family shoot at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl Franschhoek Stellenbosch

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 and Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art

Location: Val de Vie Estate Paarl

The Châteauneuf red

The Châteauneuf red

The Châteauneuf red

Cuvée da Capo is, we very much hope, nothing to do with the Mafia, rather it is a single foudre of no specific provenance, which is selected only in exceptional years (2009, amazingly, did not make the cut) and aged for significantly longer than the Reservée. The resulting wine is often seen as the very best in the appellation. The 2010 is tighter than the Reservée, unsurprisingly, but behind the brooding beast there is an impressive fruit character….,the sweet and the savoury are rehearsing their pas de deux which will be sure to impress even the strictest of judges.
The Châteauneuf red (a small quantity of white is also produced) is a blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah, with the remaining 5% being made up of Mourvèdre, Counoise and other varieties. The grapes are hand harvested and are then fermented without being de-stemmed. The cuvaison lasts for 12-15 days and the wine is then aged for around 18 months in old oak foudres. No fining or filtration is carried out. The Cuvée Laurence is the same wine as the Cuvée Réservée but is kept in wooden cask for another 18-24 months before being bottled. These are rich, robust and concentrated wines, which tend to show at their best with 7-8 years of bottle age.
Very expensive wine

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master

Location: Wide Angle studio Paarl

World Schools Festival 2019 in the spirit of Rugby

World Schools Festival 2019 in the spirit of Rugby

World Schools Festival 2019 in the spirit of Rugby

Affies vs Italian All-Stars U18

Location: Paul Roos Gymnasium Stellenbosch

First assignment with Sony Gear

Camera: Sony A7III

Lenses: Sony 70-200mm f2.8 | Sony 100-400mm + tc1.4

Harvesting onions

Harvesting onions

Harvesting onions
When onions start to mature, the tops (foliage) become yellow and begin to fall over. At that point, bend the tops down or even stomp on them to speed the final ripening process. Loosen the soil around the bulbs to encourage drying. Be sure to harvest in late summer, before cool weather.

Location: Ceres

Gear: Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II | Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO

Merel

Merel

Merel

Few photos of Merel on white background in the studio.

Boekenhoutskloof underground cellar

Boekenhoutskloof underground cellar

Boekenhoutskloof underground cellar.
One of the oldest farms in the foothills of Franschhoek is Boekenhoutskloof, founded in 1776 and means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’. Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree and the figurehead of this farm is a lady who carries the dove of peace and hope and represents excellent quality which is prized by the winemaker, Marc Kent and the winery.
For more info on Boekenhoutskloof visit the web site click here
All photos taken in high resolution mode Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II
Lenses Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO
Photographer Sandro Tasso
Wideangle photo studio