Going Wild.

Yes I am going to the" Wild Coast" place called “The Haven” it is a small area on the East Coast of South Africa. Taking my wife and 2 Grand Daughters Cheri & Tammy.
Well be away for 10 days, no computer connections, no phones, no shops, no pubs, just pure nature,but will have my D3 & D80, hope to take lots of images.

So will be out of here early Saturday morning, catch up with all of you on my return.


Featured in Nostalgic Art & Photographic Group

Thanks for this feature of Charles Puttergill, he is my wifes grandfather and here is the story of his life with his wife Mary who’s photo is all so in the group.…

Charles Edward Puttergill was born Sunday 21 September at 36 Allison Rise, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, to Charles Puttergill and Mary Sims.

Charles and Mary Helen (Ellen) Flowers were married in Queenstown on 28/12/1896. Though both were of English stock. Mary was also a second generation South African having been born the daughter of George and Sarah Flowers of Flowers Halt just outside Queenstown. At the time of their marriage Charles was a fairly recent immigrant from England wherehe had been born on 21/9/1873, the only son of Charles Puttergill of 2 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. Charles Puttergill senior was a buil

Walk about in OZ

On Monday 13th Oct flying out to Sydney for an 18 day work/pleasure visit, so maybe I will get on to RB maybe not, would like to meet RB members if possible , just send me an “SMS” on my cel +27 82 458 4348 leave your contact details and I will get back to you.

Sydney Group I will make all efforts to be with you on the 18th outing.

Qantas Airlines: Repair Division

What makes these even funnier is that they are real!!…

In case you need a laugh: Remember, it takes a college degree to fly a plane but only a high school diploma to fix one.

After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a ‘Gripe Sheet’ which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.
The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the Gripe Sheets before the next flight.

Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour.
Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas’ pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rou

CS 4 has arrived

Photoshop CS4 software now makes impossible tasks, possible. Content-Aware Scaling adds a revolutionary technology that enables users to intelligently size and scale images with a simple drag of the mouse. New Auto-align and Auto-blend modes generate composites based on extended depth of field and 360 degree panoramas now with seamless tones and colors.
Finding, previewing and managing image assets jumps to a new level of power and convenience with Adobe Bridge CS4, beginning with fast start-up performance, right through to speedy transfer of images to Photoshop CS4. New path-bar navigation and workspace selection buttons across the top of the Bridge window let you instantly go to just the right display for every task. Also included are new Camera Import controls, visual folder navigation…

Is HDR ruining photography?

Found this on another site it is very interesting, the writter is Dave…

Hi all,

I ask the question, Is HDR ruining photography? Not as a gripe or any dislike of HDR, in fact I am quite sold on HDR, if not fully addicted to it, and that is the problem.

Where once I took images in sinlge shots, now I always take three, just so I have the option of HDR processing them if I want to.

Why not combine the two methods I hear you say, but what if I get a single shot that I am pleased with, but yet at the back of my mind I know it would have been so much better with HDR. Where once I was happy, now I am not so happy.

Make three shots from one RAW then, but again, not as good as the full dynamic range available from three shots, so again, less happy.

So now I go on holiday and instead rattling off a

Do you need criticism Yes Or No

Please I would appreciate criticism on my work as I think everyone finds it hard to take criticism at first, meaning as soon as you read it. But I have learned to sit back an analyze their comment and found that most of the times, they o­nly make us better by showing us a way of taking the same shot differently thru someone else eye. So please go ahead and tell why you like or don’t like it..

Please read this "Letter from Zimbabwe"

Letter from Zimbabwe…

I reckon that these are the last days of TKM and ZPF. The darkest hour is always before dawn.

We are all terrified at what they are going to destroy next……..I mean they are actually ploughing down brick and mortar houses and one white family with twin boys of 10 had no chance of salvaging anything when100 riot police came in with AK47’s and bulldozers and demolished their beautiful house – 5 bedrooms and pine ceilings – because it was ‘too close to the airport’, so we are feeling extremely insecure right now.

You know – I am aware that this does not help you sleep at night, but if you do not know – how can you help? Even if you put us in your own mental ring of light and send your guardian angels to be with us – that is a help – but I feel so cut off from you

On the Walkabout in OZ again in July

On Monday 30thJune flying out to Sydney for an 18 day work/pleasure visit, so maybe I will get on to RB maybe not, would like to meet RB members if possible , just send me an “SMS” on my cel +27 82 458 4348 leave your contact details and I will get back to you.


Selection of Images

This selection of images are going to be used for our Local Council
“Rate Payers Ass” for a new web site that is being developed. Hopefully I can enjoy a few sales from this.

Sigma Lenses.

Anybody using the following lenses ? Would like to hear about them.

Sigma 120-400 f4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM\\and
Sigma 135 – 400 f4.5-5.6 DG

A Storm in Darling Harbour.

People are running around, car park is full, pubs over flowing all trying to get a view of my image.
It’s choas with a BIG “C”

80 new viewers as it appeared on the feature page.


Darling Harbour Sydney

Thanks for featuring my image. The story on this is that I hardly ever move without a camera and on this day I was taken to Darling Harbour after a day at work by 2 work mates.

This was about 6 month ago and while sitting in a beer garden /Pub at about 6pm I looked up and this scene was just there, the lighting was magic and over the beers on the table I hit the button.
So thanks to the 260 viewers and 35 that made comments I am on the feature page.

I have a few more taken on that evening., have a look.

Thanks again.

I want to share this with all of you.about South Africa.

By Dave Knowles, Headmaster of St Stithians in Johannesburg…

I wanted to spend some time with you today reflecting on the last two or three months we have experienced as a nation. Some commentators have called this the “post-Polokwane Syndrome”, after the events at the ANC National Conference in December, the outcome of which many have seen as negative.

Added to this negative feeling, has been the electricity crisis, now seen as a result of poor planning by the state and acknowledged as such by President Mbeki in his State of the Nation address in Parliament, where he apologised to the nation.

Also knocking us have been higher world oil prices; higher interest rates in SA and the start of a world-wide recession, particularly in the UK and the US with their major housing crisis. Added to t

ON a walk about in OZ again.

Next Monday the 10th I leave for Sydney, will be away from home base for about 4 weeks.
Will not have much time for RB , so please don’t think I have jumped ship.

I well have 4 weekends including Easter to get the camera working and Rosalie & Will have a whole lot of outings arranged.

So if any RB memebers want to join in please make contact with Rosalie or Will.

See you all later.

Going Walkabout.

Going to Sydney tomorrow 5th for 3 weeks, it’s work but most important I have 3 weekends.

Hope to meet alot of Redbubble members, Rosalie Dale has arranged get together for 19th so if you are free contact her for details.

Not to sure how much time I will have for interaction on RB but I hope to be back with lots of images.


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