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Little angel


When I met this little gal I thought she was adorable. She sang songs and told endless stories that I didn’t understand but they were stories anyway. She had a million and 1 questions one of them being how many teeth I got. She then counted hers and proceeded to announce proudly, “I got 6 … and thats alot!”

Then she asked me to take pictures of her … and she posed (director in the making)

Then I thought about her future. What is it going to be like? Will she be someones go-to gal. You know the kind that has a positive attitude and sense of humor that we all wish we had a little more of — and doesn’t take anything too seriously. Will she be the kind you go to when you need belly-aching laughter and don’t feel like hashing out your emotions?

Will she be The Responsible One: The friend who is always the voice of reason-put-together and logical. Will she be kind of like the good angel on your shoulder, who says, “That’s not very practical.” Will she be the kind that you call when you need to make the bigger decisions in life-relationships, jobs and the things that really matter?

I pray that above all she will be a God-fearing woman full of joy and happiness surrounded by people who will always make her feel special and tell her that she is pretty. May the favour of God abide with her always!
IN the pictures: Rebbeca and her friend sister Jemimah!

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Upside down, inside out! never again!


I’m not sure I always feel like I’m in the seat. Sometimes I’m only holding on by one hand and flying … I don’t know anybody who doesn’t feel that way. I hate finding myself coming through the downhill run with that sort of dazed feeling that we all know … some better than others …

The cobra,
Ratanga Junction

a sidewinder starts like the first half of a traditional vertical loop. When the train is near the loop’s apex it will be inverted and heading back in the direction it entered. Rather than completing the loop in the traditional way, the train rolls on its axis becoming right-side-up while simultaneously turning away from the loop. The result is the train exiting the maneuver almost nearly 90° to the right or left of direction it was entered

The drop,
The cobra

a suspended looping coaster which catapults riders from a height of 34m along 910m of track at up to four times the force of gravity and speeds of close to 100km per hour. Adding to the thrill of the ride is the suspension of riders beneath the track, feet flying free. This ride is not for the faint-hearted.

Upside down,
The Cobra


Nikita 100 [03 of 4]


I recently published my 100th image on my ‘Nikita Chronicles’ album and for the rest of this week I will blog my 16 favourite images from that album; Thanks to all yea who have inspired me thus far and continue to do so through your comments, criticism, models etc 1 love! this is the 3rd of 4 posts:

[09] Nyama! Nyamaa! Nyamaaa!
One day mankind will look back in horror at the carnivorous and murderous habits of its predecessors. The eating of animals and other living creatures will seem as barbaric and disgusting to future man as the eating of human meat now seems to the average person. Animal-eating is only one step below cannibalism. But thanks to ya’ll Bougain Villas animal-eaters for a wonderful evening!!

“NYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMA !!!! My taste buds are crying-out-loud hehehe !!!” jenny

[10] I gotta get a truck
Sometimes my wife and I just drive around looking for interesting subjects to photograph. Yesterday we came across this abandoned truck that read ‘photograph me’ all over it Someday I hope to live on a farm and drive down dusty roads carrying our harvest on one such track …

The photos are great, but the track looks terrible… Wes

[11] Shut your beak
I came across these two birds fighting (I assume …I really donno what birds do in this position) and instinctively took out my AK47 and shot what seemed like a ‘beaten to submission’ position … well more like “stay put and “SHUT UR BEAK!!” position (Like Arsenal ….

“I told you what I would do if you mentioned that Royal Wedding once more”!!!! great picture. Expression

[12] A little wine

Elseba Onyango-Oballah: hii ni?
Ans: yu know how yu set up for dinner, candles, wine … and the candle lights u the bottle in a magical way … thts wat u see here


Nikita 100 [02 of 4]


I recently published my 100th image on my ‘Nikita Chronicles’ album and for the rest of this week I will blog my 16 favourite images from that album; Thanks to all yea who have inspired me thus far and continue to do so through your comments, criticism, models etc 1 love! this is the 2nd of 4 posts:

[05]Naked and Unashamed
At creation, Adam and Eve “were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” Before their sin, Like little kids, they made no connection between nudity and sexuality. However, because of their transgression they became aware of their own nakedness. Their sin and sense of shame caused them to think differently about their bodies.

Little Children
Wilderness Beach, Western Cape

“Aaaawww…cute! Such innocence…..makes me want mine back” kbaab
“sweeeeeeet kids! at wilderness beach..” Wangeci Gathua
Roger Gachago, Jackie Pepeno and Jean Githaiga like this.

[06] Higher Learning
If you ever studied at the University of Cape Town, Jammie steps were your everyday exercise. 100 or so steps everyday to get to class in pursuit of a higher education (And all the health freaks said “Oo yeaaah!!”) Seeing all these students … future architects, engineers, artists, politicians, fraudsters, hackers etc … carrying bag-loads of books going up makes for a scene pregnant with potential (and all the latest trends in fashion). Everyone wants to study here, and esp lots of Kenyans do their Masters and PHDs here …

Any journey starts with a small step in the right direction…For those in UCT, the library couldn’t have been placed at a better position. Keep stepping!!! da gud doc.

[07] Someday when am 90 (part 2)
… then again sometimes you don’t want to grow old. You want to be the boy in the lake

Swartvlei,
Sedgefield- Garden route


“I like the posts, simple yet captivating with a story to tell. keep up the good work dude!” Kerrix

[08] The Cobra at sunset
Ratanga Junction: More than 30 attractions including 24 rides ranging from kiddie rides to family rides and thrill rides for the more intrepid adventurers. One of the most challenging of the rides is The Cobra, a suspended looping coaster which catapults riders from a height of 34m along 910m of track at up to four times the force of gravity and speeds of close to 100km per hour. Adding to the thrill of the ride is the suspension of riders beneath the track, feet flying free. This ride is not for the faint-hearted (like me) … but I can take pictures of it

The Cobra,
Ratanga Junction


“Awesome shot man. I would ride that thing first then shoot it down #teamAdrenalinerush”


Boys don’t grow up!! period!


Looong before I met my wife I used to collect hand made toy cars… in particular VW beetles made from wood, plastic, metals etc. Now I look back and think maybe it was a premonition of sorts because the 1st beetle I drove belonged to my then girlfriend (now wife 🙂 ) … and therefore I now believe my toys were leading me somewhere 🙂
Bought somewhere in Mpumalanga,
made from Mabati (Part of me is still in denial that I bought this wherease we made these with ease growing up … complete with rubber tyres (read patipati cut-out)


Keshi 1
From Mpumalanga


Lots of hangers and ‘slippers’ disappeared to make such
Growing up in ‘Seti’


This would take abit of skill to make
This was left to the likes of Kanoi and his brothers to make … complete with lights and all


Play Station, X0Box, Wii etc were not even a dream then
The only video game I knew growing up was ‘Donkey Kong’ and ‘Western Bar’ and Pacman


Nyama! Nyama! Nyama!


Ya mbuzii … nyama!!

ya kuku … nyamaa!!!

ya kondoo … nyamaaa!!!

One day mankind will look back in horror at the carnivorous and murderous habits of its predecessors. The eating of animals and other living creatures will seem as barbaric and disgusting to future man as the eating of human meat now seems to the average person. Animal-eating is only one step below cannibalism. But thanks to ya’ll Bougain Villas animal-eaters for a wonderful evening!!


Cape Town after Dusk


Knight’s Bridge,
Century City

Jammie Hall, UCT
Cape Town

Gaks’ Balcony,
Bougain Villas

Chai Yo Restaurant,
Canal Walk


What colour is your sky?


Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter and resulting in colorful sunsets. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colors continue on their way to your eyes. This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red

Pink Sky,
Sable Square, Milnerton

Boyz in the hood,
Blouberg Strand



Sunset beach,
Blouberg strand beach


Eyes that speak


“Eyes makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself.” Joseph Addison

Khayelitsha,
Cape Town


Pingo- Pingu’s Body guard


After interrogating Pingu and Pinga our investigations team have found Pingo who is a friend of Pingu and Pinga. He is a bit of a daredevil and often persuades Pingu to do wild & silly things. We caught him flexing his muscles … maybe for Pingi? The last of the Pingu series (for now) …

Pingo- Flexing his muscles,
Boulders Beach, Simonstown