Thursday, September 29, 2011

Stranger #7/100 Caroline

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This picture is #7 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

As I was leaving the Sherwood Garden Centre on Sunday I saw Caroling trying to get the attention of a cat that was hiding in a some sort of cement garden ornament. She wanted to get the cat's attention long enough so that she could take a photo of it wither her cellphone. I asked if I could take her photo and she agreed. She did eventually get the cat to look up at her long enough to take its photo.

I just had enough time to give her my card and I was on my way.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

BMW Cape Road

BMW Cape Road by Vanessa's View
BMW Cape Road, a photo by Vanessa's View on Flickr.
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I took this photograph outside my office on a cloudy day. The photo was rather dull and plain. Then I found out about a software product called Dynamic Photo HDR by Mediachance. I used Dynamic Photo HDR to add more drama to this photo. It seems to work quite well on photos of cars. You can find out more about this program at www.mediachance.com/hdri/index.html

Friday, September 23, 2011

Stranger #6/100 J.O. and Neil

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This picture is #6 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

This is another photograph taken at the Sherwood Garden Centre here in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. During my walk through the nursery section I met J.O. and Neil who were sitting on one of the many benches in the gardens. They were quite happy to be photographed but did not tell me much about themselves except that they are locals.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stranger #5/100 Steph

Stranger #5/100 Steph by Vanessa's View
Stranger #5/100 Steph, a photo by Vanessa's View on Flickr.
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This picture is #5 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

Steph is one of the 6 people I photographed at the Sherwood Garden Centre on Sunday. Her fair skin and long dark hair caught my eye. She was sitting in one of the indoor market stalls where she was sharing a stall with her mother. I can't remember what her mother was selling, but she had been selling sweets and fudge and by the time we got there, she had sold everything. When I asked her if I could taker her photo she didn't mind at all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Stranger #4/100 Siraj

Stranger #4/100 Siraj by Vanessa's View
Stranger #4/100 Siraj, a photo by Vanessa's View on Flickr.
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This picture is #4 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page

I met Siraj during my visit to the Sherwood Garden Centre on Sunday and he works with Lyn who is my Stranger #3.

He is a quiet and friendly man who quite happlily agreed to be one of my strangers in this project. He told me that he came to South Africa from Malawi just over a year ago and he loves working with plants. His co-workers told me he is very good at what he does.

I was happy enough to just crop the photo slightly before uploading.