Piggy portraits

Over the Christmas holidays, my family (my parents, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 beagles) and I stayed for a few nights at Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesburg.

Even the guinea pigs enjoyed the fresh country air! I shot these while the dogs were out for a walk – the guinea pigs sat on the table, and I fired my flash through an umbrella from camera-left.

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And…JUMP!

Over the Christmas holidays, my family (my parents, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 beagles) and I stayed for a few nights at Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesburg.

At the start of one of the walking trails, there is a broken piece of fence which we had to hop over. All three beagles were happy to oblige, especially if they got a treat on the other side!

Have a look at my previous images from our trip:

Dogs’ downtime

Over the Christmas holidays, my family (my parents, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 beagles) and I stayed for a few nights at Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesburg.

When we weren’t out walking (and when Romulus wasn’t barking) the dogs loved lazing around on the deck chairs and couches.

You can see more images from our trip at the following links:

Strolling ’round Saamrus

Over the Christmas holidays, my family (my parents, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 beagles) and I stayed for a few nights at Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesburg.

One of the best things about the trip was the open farmland which stretched behind the cottages.  Every day we would go for two or three lengthy walks along the trails traversing the countryside.  There were no roads or farm animals nearby, so the dogs were allowed to run freely – something they took full advantage of!

Don’t miss my previous posts from the trip:

Sunsets from Suikerbos

Over the Christmas holidays, my family (my parents, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 beagles) and I stayed for a few nights at Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesburg.

I took these sunset / blue hour shots from the balcony of our cottage.  We had a stunning view over the sun catching the clouds at sunset every evening.

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If you missed my first post from our trip, you can see it here.

Cinderella Ballet

Last month, the Joburg Theatre hosted a photoshoot at the Cinderella Ballet final dress rehearsal.  This is the second ballet I’ve had the opportunity to photograph, and I’ve really taken a shine to the genre.  (Earlier in the year I attended the Giselle Ballet final dress rehearsal.)

The two ballets had a very different feel to them – while Giselle was eerie and mystical, Cinderella had a whimsical, humorous nature.  The latter is not something I usually incorporate in my photography, but I enjoyed the challenge.

The ugly stepsisters were the highlight of the show – especially the one portrayed below.  ‘She’ (actually a man dressed in drag) aced the comical, overdramatic facial expressions which were crucial to the role.

The show also contained a couple of quiet scenes, depicting Cinderella’s despair and feelings of loneliness.

Then, of course there was Cinderella’s fairy godmother, and the iconic carriage…

…followed by the ball, and the lost slipper.

The court jester kept the crowd entertained during the hunt for the slipper’s owner.

Finally, the prince was reunited with Cinderella, and all was well with the world – once again, a brilliant performance at the Joburg Theatre!