The Sound of Water: Three Haiku

The Sound of Water: Three Haiku

We missed Reddit’s Poetry last month because of the Covid-19 lockdown so I’ve decided to make this short video clip instead. It’s three haiku with a water theme that I found at The Haiku Foundation’s website. Each of them is overlain on one of my photos of Eastern Cape waterfalls: Wally Swist’s haiku with the … Continue reading

When the wave breaks

When the wave breaks

Towering over our townships, like a wave ready to break, was this huge cumulus cloud. Ominously pink in the late glow after sunset the top of the cloud was rising fast and, blown by the winds, looked like a crest hovering over Grahamstown’s townships below. This was taken a couple of nights ago, a week … Continue reading

Hogsback Land and Sky

Hogsback Land and Sky

The views of Hogsback’s landscapes and sky-scapes from Wild Fox Hill are outstanding and so I’ve made this small video of 24 pictures. It’s not as if you have far to go to get a really good shot: some of these pictures were taken right from the stoop of the eco-cabin. Others are taken from … Continue reading

Three classic winter haiku set to snow-scenes on the Faluån, Dalarna

Three classic winter haiku set to snow-scenes on the Faluån, Dalarna

There’s a zen to nature photography and haiku that I’ve wanted to work with for quite a while. So here’s something from me which is rather new. Three snow scenes intended as small dialogues between classic winter haiku and my own photographs. The pictures were taken during last week’s snowy weather and they are of … Continue reading

Days of looking to be there at the right moment …

Days of looking to be there at the right moment …

“That’s pretty much the life of a National Geographic photographer. Days of looking to be there at the right moment.” Jim Richardson Jim’s got it right: if you want to get a particular composition, or just the right light, then it can take days of looking and days of waiting. Then you’ve got to get yourself in just … Continue reading

A walk in the forests

A walk in the forests

These pictures go along paths and over bridges, through forests and beside rivers. This isn’t so much a walk as a hop, skip and jump. So we’ll start with the short hop beside the Faluån. It’s not exactly a forest but it’s well wooded with a lovely range of colours and the hint of a … Continue reading