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    Re: Softroader to Khadum possible?

    The middelmannetjie is in the road not on the car.
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    Re: stars and the milky way

    We used a Godox P260 and another smaller Godox, I think it was the 120.
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    Re: stars and the milky way

    Thank you, Peter.

    No, the moon had set by that time, hence one could see the Milky Way clearly in the exposure. We placed 2 video lights in the background, at 15% power, it was directed upwards...
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    Re: stars and the milky way

    I was in the Cederberg this weekend, got out of bed at 02:45 am both Saturday and Sunday morning, braved the 1 C temps and was rewarded with this shot at Truitjieskraal, its an edit of a jpeg, I will...
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    Re: Etosha Road advise

    Also keep in mind that you run the risk of having meat confiscated if you exit the park at Galton Gate.
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    Re: Braai-ing chicken

    I stay away from pre cooking and microwaving, I leave that for the guys who cannot braai. (half a smiley, half serious)

    Pre-marinated stuff is from the devil, just have a look on the label to see...
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    Re: Braai-ing chicken

    I do a salty lemon chicken wing that always gets positive comments. We buy free range chicken wings, primarily because they do have much more meat that the battery caged chickens. I salt and pepper,...
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    Re: Richtersveld rain

    I've been on two hikes in the Richtersveld, 2014 and 2016, both in Aug, it was not cold at all, in 2016 I did not take at tent, slept in the open in my sleeping bag, the bag has a rating of -3 C. The...
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    Re: Richtersveld rain

    Here is a series of pics of plants that I took in the Richtersveld on the Venstervalle route in Aug 2014. It is hard to believe that the dry Richtersveld can produce such bright colours:
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    Re: Richtersveld rain

    Here is an image of the Aloe Meyeri in bloom, taken by one of my fellow hikers, Horst Muller.

    We also saw the legendary Koekemakranka and heard the fascinating story about the discovery and...
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    Re: Richtersveld rain

    Good news. A few years ago I went there with a group of botanists and according to them I was one of less than a hundred people that had the chance to see Aloe Meyerii in bloom.

    Maybe I should do...
  12. Re: Which of these 2 w.angle lenses do i buy

    Hi Tony

    The 650d is a cropped sensor body, not full frame, that means that you will be able to use any of the two lenses as both are EF-S lenses. You cannot use the EF-S lenses on a full frame...
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    Andrew, the hike is organised by Silent Steps. They do a number of hikes, West Coast, Hantam and Namibia. This was the first one in the Tankwa and the hike/route was suggested to them by Henk van...
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    And the last of the photos, included a few of the Carnage film site
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    Day 4 and 5

    The last day of hiking was the best: we walked for 12 km up the beautiful Gannaga Pass to the Gannaga Lodge. Over the years I have been up and down the pass a few times in my bakkie,...
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    We started with 0 įC the first night, but it warmed up over the rest of the weekend.
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    More Day 3 action
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    Day 3 followed a familiar pattern.

    Breakfast at the long table, we then hiked about 20 km to the foot of the Gannaga Pass. We made camp in a dry river bed. (Low risk, that stream hasnít seen...
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    Some more Day 2 images
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    Day 2

    The second day of hiking started with breakfast at the long table and then we started the longest stretch of the hike, the 24 kilometer to Skaapwagterspos.

    The terrain was fairly flat...
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    Re: Hiking across the Tankwa

    Day 1:

    After a cold night we had breakfast and then started our hike.

    We walked east past the Africa Burn site and then entered the Tankwa Karoo National Park. It is a barren land, virtually...
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    Hiking across the Tankwa

    Day 0:

    This past weekend I did my annual multi day hike and joined Silent Steps on their first Tankwa Treasure Hike.

    We met at the Tankwa Tented Camp on the Thursday afternoon. The Tented Camp...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Wupperthal devastating fire

    My wife and I spend the weekend in the Cederberg at Sanddrif and yesterday we took the long way back to Cape Town via Eselbank and Wupperthal. We were shocked to see the extent of the fire damage...
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    Re: Namibia/ Windhoek Car Hire

    Two weeks ago I rented a Nissan X trail from Thrifty at the airport. Car had about 6000 km's on the clock.
    I selected the 400 km per day option, turned out way too much, we drove about 500 km in...
  25. Re: Namibia 2015 : Zig Zag from south to north

    Nee, die Kolmanskop en Luderitz besoek sal nie werk nie.

    Die Grunau na Sesriem rit was nie 'n probleem nie, ons het meer as genoeg tyd gehad om op pad 'n keer of wat te stop en het ook nog in...
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    Re: Quick Namibia trip

    I received the film back from the lab today, no competition winning images, but I am happy with the result, my first serious attempt to shoot wildlife on film. Here are a few images.
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    Re: Medium Format Film Camera

    Yes, the Holga and Diana have similar features.

    Michael Kenna, you might be familiar with his work, has published a book of images taken solely with the Holga.
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    Re: Medium Format Film Camera

    I found a Holga in my grandson's toy box. His mum studied graphic design and art and one of their projects at varsity involved shooting with the Holga. I bought 120 film and started playing with the...
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    Re: Quick Namibia trip

    And some more. Serious photographers might be interested to know that I also took some film images, with a Canon EOS 3 and the Canon 100-400 mm lens, both in colour and on black and white film. The...
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    Re: Quick Namibia trip

    Some more images
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    Re: Quick Namibia trip

    Nee, nie die honne nie:)

    Erindi asked visitors not to mention or post photos of certain kinds of animals on social media as that info might be used by unscrupulous persons in harming those animals.
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    Quick Namibia trip

    My wife and I are back from a quick Namibia trip. We had to (no, we wanted to) attend a family wedding on a farm between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo. Initially we thought we would drive up, spend the...
  33. Re: Cape town to Rwanda 2018 Nick and Marcelle

    Nick, thank you for the report, I started reading, only to realise this is a comprehensive and well told story, so I have downloaded it to read when I will be travelling tomorrow. It also is...
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    I went back to my report, the fees was incorrect: Here is an extract from the report:

    Our destination for the night was Sikereti Camp in the Khaudom. We booked in and paid at the southern gate....
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    Re: Khaudum Park

    We camped there last Aug, still open but the facilities are no longer maintained. You are on your own with regard to water supply and toilet facilities. Fee was $10 (Namibian) per person. I would go...
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