Posted on April 16, 2012
There comes a time when you need to do something without relying on someone else to get it done. Although I did have the option of letting Denise write this, I decided it was time to see how good I can be at this whole blogging thing.
So, if you haven’t caught on yet, Its Rainer here! I thought that since we used my camera to take these photos at my mates place just outside of Winterton, KZN, I’ll be the one to blog about it!
Now I must get a few things straight before I continue telling this story… These photos could have been a LOT better, but due to the fact that we forgot to pack the tripod (my backside still hurts from kicking myself), we had to make do with what we had – a sort of ‘steady hand’, and a bakkie with the tail gate dropped!
So, here is how it happened. We went to my mate Dale’s place for a few days over the easter weekend. He has an awesome conference centre/lodge just outside of Winterton, so when we have the opportunity to travel out there for a few days, it’s a very welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city living! The lodge is right on the Tugela River (which i unsuccessfully attempted to fly fish on), and is a really peaceful and all round relaxing place.
On the second night we were there, we saw that the moon was full and lighting up the whole area. When i mean lighting up the whole area, I mean that it looked like the sun was about to rise constantly! I could not miss this opportunity to take some photos of it, and this turned into a bit of fun, as you can see…
The moon was so bright, that i didn’t need a tripod at all to take shots of it directly, but having the tripod there would have made all the difference. The ‘starburst’ photo would have been a lot more focused too, but the fact that I stood holding the camera while the shutter remained open for about 5 seconds, I couldn’t really hope for anything better…
After I had taken a few shots of the moon from where we were staying, Dale suggested that we take an evening drive along one of the farm roads to get a better view of the surrounding country side while the moon was lighting everything up so nicely for us. But instead of getting the shots of the country side (due to the fact that the tripod was required for this, and this was sort of precisely the moment that i kicked myself), we decided to drop the tail gate of Dale’s bakkie, and have some fun!
Now, trying to get a camera into focus while being held up by items of clothing is not easy. But eventually we got it right and started taking shots of us jumping into the air, using the timed drive function. Trying to jump at the precise moment that the camera takes a shot is not easy at all, as we found out… Eventually we managed to get 2 or 3 of us in the air after attempting close to 50 shots, and eventually gave up due to the fact that we started getting incredibly tired!
All in all, we had a blast out there, and the next time we go, we’ll make sure to take the tripod with, and try time it to coincide with the full moon again! Watch this space!
I just want to add a small thank you to all who subscribe to and read these posts as well. We really appreciate the support.
Take it easy!
Rainer & Denise (by default, hehe…)
Posted on April 10, 2012
I hope you had a fabulous Easter weekend and for those of you who had time off, I hope you made the most of it – whether it be doing things you’ve not managed to do for ages or sleeping in just because you can.
We’ve had a lot of interest in our “Win Huge” competition however a some brides-to-be have requested that the date for claiming the prize be extended to 2013. We know that you gals’ are highly organised people and that getting photographers booked early is essential so we are more than happy to oblige. The prize can now be claimed all the way up to 16 December 2013.
As we like to accommodate our lovely readers (and potential clients) as much as possible, we have also extended the closing date for entries until 31 July 2012. That’s a whole extra 2 months to get your entries in… The updated details are below and also on the very important Competitions & Specials page.
Thank you to everyone who’s entered to date. Your entries do still count and you’re all strong contenders for the prize. It’s going to be tough deciding who will win… If we haven’t got back to you about your entry yet, don’t fret because we will soon.
Thanks to each and everyone of you who’s entered already and a big thank you to everyone wanting to enter in advance.
Denise & Rainer
Posted on March 22, 2012
Just a gentle reminder to all those engaged or with friends who are engaged, don’t forget to enter our awesome “Win HUGE” competition. the wining couple receives free wedding photography for their big wedding day!
hope to hear from all you engaged couples soon…
Denise & Rainer