I’ve been a bit frustrated lately with Tumblr not allowing too much customization in terms of the look and feel of their blogs. So I have decided to start a new blog in Wordpress where I will post from now on.
I have been able to transfer all my old posts to the new blog, but unfortunately the visitor comments cannot be transferred.
The name “Lightchronicles” was no longer available on Wordpress, so the URL for my new blog is http://chrisefranklin.wordpress.com
Striking colours of the rocks at Dwesa Nature Reserve, Eastern Cape.
ISO 200 \ 70mm \ f5.3 \ 1/50sec
We bought a few bottles of wine, covered the labels with paper, and had a great evening of tasting with some friends.
“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world” - Ernest Hemingway
ISO 1000 \ 24mm \ f3.8 \ 1.3 sec
2011 has really started off with a bang for us. We have purchased our first house and moved in a few weeks ago! The moving and improvements have kept us very busy, so I haven’t spent as much behind my camera as I would’ve liked to! Nevertheless I had some fun playing with a bonfire at a nearby Farm Market.
ISO 200 \ 24mm \ f8.0 4.0sec
Although I love my city, I start feeling somewhat claustrophobic if I don’t get away from all the hustle and bustle at least once a month. A few weeks ago we were fortunate enough to go on an office breakaway weekend in the Waterberg region. We were treated to a stunning African sunset.
ISO 400 \ 105mm \ f6.3 \ 1/1600sec
ISO 400 \ 105mm \ f6.3 \ 1/640sec
A flock of sacred ibises flies in at dusk to roost in the Willow trees near the farmhouse in Potchefstroom. I was hoping that this shot would be a bit sharper, but I still like the feel and composition.
ISO 200 \ 105mm \ f5.6 \ 1/100sec
ISO 200 \ 105mm \ f5.6 \ 1/200sec
I have always been fascinated by the detail one is able to find on the beach.
ISO 200 \ 98mm \ f5.6 \ 1/1000sec
ISO 200 \ 105mm \ f8.0 \ 1/1000sec
These last few weeks have been a bit hectic, but I’ve finally managed to get some time to post this shot of an extreme tree hugger!
ISO 200 \ 52mm \ f5.6 \ 1/400sec
The façade of a local newspaper’s head office, located right in the heart of Pretoria
ISO 320 \ 105mm \ f5.6 \ 1/400sec
The people of the Wild Coast are pastoralists and cattle in particular play a very important social and economic role in their society. The number of cattle held by a village or individual determines much of their importance to the rest of the world. These animals are used as a bride’s dowry, or Lobola as it is known here.
The sight of cattle walking on the beach is quite distinctive along the Wild Coast. We had to wait until our last day of our trip before we were able to capture this unique spectacle.
Please feel free to comment or critique!
ISO 250 \ 105mm \ f5.6 \ 1/160sec
ISO 250 \ 52mm \ f5.0 \ 1/320sec
ISO 250 \ 70mm \ f5.3 \ 1/400sec