Saturday, November 16, 2013

Amble Photography Course by David Peterson

With me loving photography I have been wanting to further my knowledge and skills so that I am able to take better photos and possibly make it into a career in the near future.

The opportunity has arisen for me to take an online course where I can still work and "study" at the same time.

First thing I've personally learnt, before even attempting a course of any sort is: "READ YOUR MANUAL THAT CAME WITH YOUR CAMERA!!!!!"

The Amble Photography Course started on Tuesday the 12th and we almost on our way to week 2 of the course already.

This week we are learning about Composition.... Really???? What the heck???

Rule of the third, Focal Point - easy enough.... so I thought.... then I read on.... Golden Ratio, Golden Triangles and spirals....

I automatically started thinking "What the heck did i sign up for?"

So, i decided to stick to what i know..... for now.... Rule of the thirds and Focal Points.

I submitted these two photos for this week's topics:



We still have until Monday evening to submit so i would like to try my hand at the Stretch Goal for this week.

Wishing you a lovely weekend further and until next time.



Saturday, October 26, 2013

In loving memory of someone dear....

Last night we lost yet another person to this dreaded disease Cancer! This time it was my cousin Stephen.

He will be dearly missed and always remembered.....

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Birthday to me :)

Today I turned a year older and wiser…. I hope. I am truly blessed to be healthy and to still be here in this beautiful world we live in.

I was spoilt with all the emails, sms’s, Facebook messages, whatsapp messages and phone call. What more could a person ask for?!?

I received this beautiful Signature bracelet from my family and when I got to work, I was given a birthday card signed by my colleagues and a gift.


After work I went to go have my hair done and was treated like royalty…. lol!


Even though my birthday ended off on a sad note with my cousin passing away, I would still like to thank everyone who made my day special. I really do feel loved.



Sunday, October 6, 2013

Children Photography - Baby Keira

It's been a slow long week, but not much opportunity to take photos.

Two of my favourite things to capture is Children and Landscape. 

So, when Keira was part of the visitors yesterday, how could I not take the opportunity to take photos of her.

Photos taken by: Lee Ferns

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a lovely Sunday further.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fun in the sun with family at the Vaal

A whole lot of family decided to take a drive to the Vaal to go spend the day relaxing and catching up on some sun as well as going to go see the progress on our place we building on our stand.

As usual my camera was the first thing i packed in and i thought this was a great opportunity to get some photography practice in as Keira and the boys were there...... perfect practice i thought....

Photos taken by: Lee Ferns    

Photos taken by: Lee Ferns
Was a lovely hot sunny day and we took full advantage of this beautiful weather as Summer has been a bit lazy to show her face.



Saturday, September 21, 2013

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

My Aunty and I have decided to start taking our photography seriously and have had a few requests to do photo shoots. So we are always on the lookout for new places to use for these photo shoots.

Today we drove to the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve which is about 2 mins away from where my Aunty stays.

Photos taken by: Lee Ferns
What a stunning venue with beautiful views for photo shoots or if you would just like to do one of their trails.

Check back soon as we'll be visiting other venues for the same purpose.

Thank you for stopping by.

Until next time.



Sunday, September 15, 2013

80th Birthday Lunch for my Gran

Today we celebrated my Gran’s 80th Birthday by surprising her with Lunch at the Olive Tree Deck at Thaba ya Batswana.

Photo taken by: Lee Ferns

It was a small gathering, only her children, Grand-children and Great Grandson.

Edited - Ouma  80th
Photos taken by: Linda Rostoll

Lots of memories were made and tons of photos were taken to record this lovely day spent with family.  What more could a person ask for than delicious food, amazing weather, great company and a memorable Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time.



Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Women's Day - 9th August 2013

Whether you're celebrating with us in South Africa or anywhere else in the world, may you have an amazing Women's Day!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cirque du Soleil - Coca Cola Dome

As mentioned in a previous post, I was lucky enough to go to see Cirque Du Soleil at the Coca Cola Dome last night.

Let me just start off by saying that this was the most amazing experience to see this show and I would definitely go and watch it over and over and over again.

When we arrived at the Coca Cola Dome, we were shown to our seats as V.I.P guests. From the time the show started ‘til the time it ended, we were permanently on the edge of our seats waiting for the next amazing act to come and blow us away.

How could one not love the performers who are so talented and the gorgeous costumes and mind-blowing acts?

I downloaded some photos from the internet as we weren’t allowed to take camera’s into the show.  Have a look at the slide show and decide for yourself.

Chat soon.



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Baby Shower for Wilandi and Keira

Sure has been a crazy week with planning a baby shower, confirming arrangements such as my flight, car hire and so on for my Cape Town trip as well as holding back my excitement for the Cirque du Soleil show i'm going to with Maggie, Paul and Megan. 


But back to reality for a little while... lol!
Today we had a baby shower for my Cousin's Wife, Wilandi. We had it a CafeDomancy in Meyersdal.

Needless to say that Wilandi was totally surprised and almost scared looking when she was dropped off, but besides that, the baby shower went off well.


For the invitation I used my Silhouette and cut out a onesie from a template i purchased for the internet and for the inside i used my Silhouette Pens to write in the details of the Baby Shower in Silver.

Wilandi received a lot of beautiful prezzies from us all and Keira was spoilt rotten :)

As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, we had the baby shower at a place called CafeDomancy in Meyersdal. Although the surroundings of this restaurant are lovely, I was slightly disappointed at the service of the staff as I had booked the table 4 weeks before the event and when i arrived, the area i asked them to book for me, already had people sitting there, and then they had to re-shuffle tables together somewhere else in the garden for me to setup which in my opinion is a bit unprofessional. Besides this the drinks and food took forever to arrive and was cold when it finally did arrive. Because of this, I do not see myself going back to this restaurant, but hey this is my opinion.  Try is out for yourself and make your own decision.

Well that's all from me for now.

Until next time.



Saturday, March 2, 2013

Breakfast at Thaba Ya Batswana with my Aunt

My Aunt and I decided to go for breakfast at Thaba Ya Batswana which is about 15 or so km's from where i stay.

We had a buffet breakfast that was fit for a queen with such a variety of food that you cannot decide where to start first :)

After an amazing breakfast we decided to have a mini photo shoot.

 All in all it was a fun-filled day with amazing food, amazing memories and definitely a day i wouldn't mind repeating :)