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Fact and Fiction

I am fortunate enough to live in Ficksburg, a small Free State town in the heart of South Africa. With its sandstone cliffs on the neighbouring farms and beautiful old sandstone buildings, it is a lovely old town with much to record visually. Across the river, is Lesotho, a mountain kingdom with rural areas that are almost inaccessible, traversed by pony and donkey and populated by hardy folk who live in stone huts and tend their sheep and goats on remote mountain slopes overlooking breathtaking views. We have an amazing working farm in the area; Sandstone Estates, which has a huge collection of antique tractors and steam engines all perfectly restored. They have various shows and festivals each year where the public can ride on the trains and enjoy looking at all the equipment. Photographers come from all over the world to photograph the early morning steam runs at these shows and when the trains are combined with the cosmos crop, the photographic opportunities are superb. I have been hooked by the joy of being able to manipulate my images digitally so, when I am not out taking photographs, I am glued to my computer, learning, editing and creating. In my galleries you will find landscapes, children, steam trains, buildings and fantasy images amongst other images of anything that catches my eye. Please browse. The bold text indicates a Gallery; please click on an image to explore the gallery. I am slowly adding images and creating new galleries so please come back again.
Waiting For Casper
Waiting For Casper
Eastern Free State Farms and Towns
Eastern Free State Farms and Towns
Ficksburg and The Eastern Free State
Ficksburg and The Eastern Free State
Eastern Free State Wedding
Eastern Free State Wedding
Ancient and Modern - Sandstone Homesteads of the Eastern Free State
Ancient and Modern - Sandstone Homesteads of the Eastern Free State
The Road to Destiny (Castle)
The Road to Destiny (Castle)
Ha Simoné and The Dinosaur Footprints
Ha Simoné and The Dinosaur Footprints
Baby Victor - A Fleeting Moment in Our Lives
Baby Victor - A Fleeting Moment in Our Lives
Die Blik Plek
Die Blik Plek
Cherub Sarah with a pumpkin
Cherub Sarah with a pumpkin
Snugglepot
Snugglepot
The Sandstone Estates Edwardian Experience
The Sandstone Estates Edwardian Experience
Before and After
Before and After
Cousins
Cousins
Thaba Thabo Game Reserve
Thaba Thabo Game Reserve
Ficksburg's Sandstone Buildings
Ficksburg's Sandstone Buildings
Ficksburg's Products
Ficksburg's Products
Free State Sunset.
Free State Sunset.
Children with rock rabbit.
Children with rock rabbit.
Chanté
Chanté
Outside
Outside
View to Malutis
View to Malutis
Sunbeam Kids
Sunbeam Kids
The Jacket
The Jacket
Fear of the Dark
Fear of the Dark
Sound
Sound
Rainbow Airbridge
Rainbow Airbridge
Swazi Reed Dance
Swazi Reed Dance
Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro
Black and white Images
Black and white Images
The Glory of Glass!
The Glory of Glass!
Multi - Image Collages
Multi - Image Collages
Lesotho - Mountain Kingdom
Lesotho - Mountain Kingdom
Steam at Dawn
Steam at Dawn
A Day With The King of Lesotho
A Day With The King of Lesotho
Sandstone Estates
Sandstone Estates
Fantasy Babies
Fantasy Babies
Fujimugs Challenge Images
Fujimugs Challenge Images
St  Anne's College - Class of  63  Reunion
St Anne's College - Class of 63 Reunion
Gaby :The Gum Blossom Fairy
Gaby :The Gum Blossom Fairy
The Cherry Blossom Fairy
The Cherry Blossom Fairy