An old steam engine at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg that has been restored (at least to look nice and bright, I doubt that it still goes). I still like the bright colours.
This lovely yet somewhat strange statue was in the garden of the conference venue where we had our recent Toastmasters conference, in Vanderbijlpark just South of Johannesburg. While this type of status is very typical of African art, I still find such large and lifelike statues somewhat intimidating, almost as if they are watching your every move. Having said that, the detail is amazing, and it is a true craftsman that can carve this face out of a solid piece of wood.
Bu the way, no HDR here in case you were wondering.
About 2 months ago, I posted a picture of a white Rabbit. I was slightly startled yesterday to receive an email from Jesusdragon737, telling me that he had used the photo as a basis for some serious photoshopping. And the picture placed 3rd in a photo manipulation contest.
Above is Eagabbit, and below my original picture.
Amazing what you can do with digital manipulation.
Bingo the Dragon
My niece Cameron has a rather strange pet (well I think it is). It is a bearded dragon, probably about 15″ long, including the tail. His name is Bingo. Yes, Bingo! It reminds me of the horse that death rides, who we all know is called Binky.
Bingo does not live in Cape Town, he has a heated little house in Cameron’s room in Johannesburg, and his favourite food is silkworms.
Here are a few more pics.