Wednesday, 31 August 2011

"Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent"








Hello,

I was lucky to receive a bunch of roses from a special friend as a 'get well soon' gift due to my leg injury. I could not resist their lovely scent and how beautiful they were that I immediately snapped a few shots, with and without flash, and managed to get pretty lovely pictures of the roses. The day I post the pictures of the roses, is the day that the last rose has died. They have survived for 2 weeks and have illuminated my room! :) Hope you like these photos!

xoxo

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Love me for Me!

Hello,

Referring back to when I posted about being part of a photo shoot for Fiona, here are my favourite pictures that she took of me that day. Thinking back to the moment, the chosen quote and looking at my emotion on all the pictures, I am certain that no other quote would suit me better and at that very moment, life was beautiful. I had no worries, no negative emotions and everything was triumphant! :)

I shall remember this moment, cherish the moment and live in such a way that this radiant feeling is around me at all times. I am the person I have become and I shall not apologise if I do not fit your profile. Love me for me  for I am not normal and have no idea on how to be normal.

Once again, thanks Fee!


xoxo

"It doesn't matter how deep you fall, what matters is how high you bounce back."

13 August 2011
On this day, I injured myself.

I was having a relaxed evening with close friends, watched one of the most beautiful sunsets ever and played a few games with the people around me. Returning to my home, in the early (and dark) night, I tripped over a rock and fell. Knowing that I constantly hurt my ankle, I was sure at that point that it was a mild sprain. I ignored the injury for the night and lay to rest. The following morning I could not place my foot on the ground and this time realised that it was more than a mild sprain. I was convinced I has sprained my ankle, hence, it has happened to me before. After a lovely visit to the hospital, I was informed that I had fractured my bone - my ankle was broken - and on top of that, I had damaged all my ligaments on my foot. Bummer :( Since then I have had a cast on my foot and have been VERY angry about my injury. I have received all sorts of reactions and I must admit that the best reactions had to be from my family, res mates and another bunch of mates that were with me the day the injury happened. They did not give me the baby talk or make me feel worse. They laughed with me and always made sure I would smile from all the comments they threw my way. They have helped me get over my injury and enjoy it while I have it.

It has now been 17 days since my injury and for the first time, I can say " I AM OVER IT". I am not angry about my leg anymore.

"Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation"  -  Peter Sinclair

xoxo

Sunday, 28 August 2011

It's me, but not mine.

Hello,

For today I have decided to not post my own work, but a picture of me taken by my good friend Fiona Christensen. She asked me if I wanted to be in a photo shoot and I gladly accepted. I chose a quote that defines me and made various poses with the quote written on a piece of paper. The quote I chose reads 'Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring, so I go back to being me'. The following link shows the picture she chose to post onto her Red Bubble page which got her a feature - YAY! :) I loved doing the photo shoot and will get the other pictures from her...for now, check the link!

Thanks for the shoot Fee! Loved it :)

xoxo

http://www.redbubble.com/people/fumbles54/art/7261925-weirdly-wonderful

Friday, 26 August 2011

"The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney


I don't want another pretty face
I don't want just anyone to hold
I don't want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul
You're the one I wanna chase
You're the one I wanna hold
I wont let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

I know that you are something special
To you I'd be always faithful
I want to be what you always needed
Then I hope you'll see the heart in me

I don't want another pretty face
I don't want just anyone to hold
I don't want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul
You're the one I wanna chase
You're the one I wanna hold
I wont let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

Your beautiful soul, yeah
You might need time to think it over
But im just fine moving forward
I'll ease your mind
If you give me the chance
I will never make you cry c`mon lets try

I don't want another pretty face
I don't want just anyone to hold
I don't want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul
You're the one I wanna chase
You're the one I wanna hold
I wont let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

Am I crazy for wanting you
Baby do you think you could want me too
I don't wanna waste your time
Do you see things the way I do
I just wanna know if you feel it too
There is nothing left to hide

I don't want another pretty face
I don't want just anyone to hold
I don't want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul
You're the one I wanna chase
You're the one I wanna hold
I wont let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

You beautiful soul, yeah.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

'Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it' - Confucius

I'd rather be with you - Joshua Radin


Sitting here, on this lonely dock
Watch the rain play on the ocean top
All the things I feel I need to say
I can't explain in any other way

I need to be bold
Need to jump in the cold water
Need to grow older with a [boy] like you
Finally see you are naturally
The one to make it so easy
When you show me the truth
Yeah, I'd rather be with you
Say you want the same thing too

Now here's the sun, come to dry the rain
Warm my shoulders and relieve my pain
You're the one thing that I'm missing here

With you beside me I no longer fear

I need to be bold
Need to jump in the cold water
Need to grow older with a [boy] like you
Finally see you are naturally
The one to make it so easy
When you show me the truth
Yeah, I'd rather be with you
Say you want the same thing too

I could have saved so much time for us
Had I seen the way to get to where I am today
You waited on me for so long
So now, listen to me say:

I need to be bold
Need to jump in the cold water
Need to grow older with a [boy] like you
Finally see you are naturally
The one to make it so easy
When you show me the truth
Yeah, I'd rather be with you
Say you want the same thing too
Say you feel the way I do

Orange rose 4


Orange rose 3





Orange rose 2





Orange rose 1





'But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.' - Anne Bronte

Hello,

Recently, I have had a thing in me that loves taking pictures of flowers. I don't know what it is exactly but I have enjoyed it and have been starting my little series of flower pictures. It all began with the orange rose my dad wore to an event. It was very orange, petit, beautiful and caught my eye immediately. For a while, it shall rain flowers :)

xoxo

Sunday, 21 August 2011

F. M. M . A. (5)




F. M. M. A (4)







F. M. M. A (3)




Her frame of mind

Hello,

I have managed to get hold of more pictures I took of my friend Faira, at a different occasion and location. Another blue dress is involved, yet the time at which these pictures were taken was later in the day and in areas filled with grass and trees and minimal man made materials!

These pictures were taken before the previously posted ones, with a different fancy camera and may have been altered by the model (she sent them to me!). What do you think about these ones?

xoxo

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Footprints in the sand...



My lovely friend Lynette who accepted to pose for me against the sunrise. Thank you Lynette! :)

My #1


Still and Moving


Good Morning South Africa! :)


05:00 am

Hello,

Earlier this year, myself and a whole bunch of eager photographers had the opportunity to travel for a night to a lovely place by the beach called Canon Rocks. We were lucky to learn some photographic skills and take a few shots of whatever interested us-----the beach...duh! These are the few pics I took by the beach in the early hours of the sunday morning :)

Hope you like them

xoxo

Friday, 19 August 2011

F. M. M. A (2)


F. M. M. A.





This is just the beginning.


The first pictures I took were of my dear friend Faira. She volunteered to be my model for the day so we embarked to one of the lovely hotels in Mozambique where we has our little photo session :) Thank you Faira, you know how grateful I am and how mush fun it was that day - this one is for you.

I do not edit my pictures with photoshop or any fancy program like that, unless it is adjusting the contrast, brightness and lighting so here goes...

xoxo

Crunch Time...

Hello.

The main reason why I opened a blog is to share with everyone not only my life but one of my biggest passions and a hobby I wish to turn into a profession soon - PHOTOGRAPHY. I love taking pictures and being the 'man' behind the camera, being the artist and letting the world see things the way I do.

Do post comments and tell me what you think. This is all a learning experience for me :)

xoxo

Thursday, 18 August 2011

I'm going to offer you a smile and a hug.



Thanks to my lovely and amazing friends who have boosted my mood and have helped me feel better :) They are by far the best people to have when away from family or a loved one!
Love all my friends...and you all know who you are...

xoxo

"Close your eyes, clear your heart, LET IT GO"

Hello there!

I have finally decided to open this blog and share a part of myself with the world - which does not happen often. This shall become my little diary where I can share my experiences, happenings and a whole bunch of things that happen in and around me :)

At the moment, I am trying to live to the words of the quote on the title as I recently injured myself ad have not yet let it go or gotten over it -grrrrr. I will though, hopefully really soon.

But yeah! Watch this space and all comments are welcome :)

xoxo