Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Driving to Boulders Beach, Cape Town - 3

In my previous batch of photos, Driving to Boulders Beach - 2, I had some beach pictures. I took them from the road as we sped past. We never stopped the car once. You can see from this photo below that the road we were on sometimes got quite close to the beach. Even these beach pictures were taken on the go.

Black and White

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Driving to Boulders Beach, Cape Town - 2

Here is the second set of photos of our drive to a great destination, Boulders Beach in Cape Town to see the African penguins. The journey is part of the fun, so enjoy the pictures! Oh, and remember, I took these photos on the fly, which is not an easy task!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Driving to Boulders Beach, Cape Town - 1

I really enjoy outings. Amanda, our youngest child, does too. This next series of photos are of our trip to Boulders Beach. It's a really neat outing and one you don't want to miss. If you can't make the trip yourself, then follow along with my photos. I took all these pictures from a moving vehicle. Hubby was the driver. Sometimes you'll see the reflection of our windows or the side mirror, but that just adds atmosphere.


False Bay route

A strong South-Easter wind

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Robertson, South Africa - Part 2

Here are the rest of the photos of our outing to a little town called Robertson in the Western Cape, South Africa. I don't have many photos of the town, but I do have lots of photos of us (my husband, our two youngest children and me) and the countryside.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Robertson, South Africa - Part 1

There's this little town called Robertson that we visited recently with our two youngest girls, Samantha and Amanda. I'll be sharing these photos with you in two batches. Of course, an outing isn't fun without stopping for a treat. We stopped at a popular farm stall, but we weren't allowed to take pictures inside. The one in the Hex River Valley, my previous series, is still my favorite. I'm glad they let me take pictures, so I could share them with you. This one's farm stall wasn't nearly as memorable inside.

On the way to Robertson

Stopping at a Farm Stall

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Favorite Farm Stall, Hex River Valley - 7

With Christmas and New Years now behind me, I can begin to focus once again on my blogs. Today I'm ending off this fun series of photos on our favorite farm stall here in South Africa. When you see today's pictures, you'll know why we enjoy visiting so much. I'll also share an easy photo editing tip toward the end of this post for pictures taken in low lighting without using a flash.

In the photo above, Amanda is sitting on an old fashioned barber's chair. Below I have a Before and After image for you. The picture on the left was taken in low lighting without a flash. I used Picasa 3, which is a free program to edit it. All I did was click on the green sky with the black paintbrush and then I chose the Infrared Film photo editing tool. This tool has a slide bar to allow you to add or subtract as much color as you need. Once I felt that I had eliminated enough yellow without completely losing all the color, I clicked Apply and saved it. This works well if you want your picture to have an antique look. I used this same method for several of the photos on this post.

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