HPS Outing to Gansbaai 20 – 22 March ’09

Paddy has organised an outing to Gansbaai from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March, 2009. Four self-catering units, offering accommodation for two people per unit, are available at R180 per person per night.  Each unit has a bathroom and kitchen facilities, with bedding and towels provided. Situated above the harbour, the venue is centrally situatedContinue reading “HPS Outing to Gansbaai 20 – 22 March ’09”

Strand Beach Outing

A small group of members met up at Strand beach for an outing earlier this evening. Present were Nettie Warncke, Paddy Howes, Marius Swart, Steve Crane, Roger Lee and Marisa Bascheira. Although the grey skies ruled out a colourful sunset there were many things to photograph, from people to birds, and we spent an enjoyableContinue reading “Strand Beach Outing”

Report: Moutain Bike Outing, Paarl, Sunday 15th Feb ’09

Ten HPS members arrived (as well as 10 mountain bikers) at the gate to the Taal Monument on Sunday morning.  We scrambled down the slippery track and found positions where we could shoot the bikers as they launched themselves over hills, along ‘walls of death’ and down steep overhangs – it was a ‘leap ofContinue reading “Report: Moutain Bike Outing, Paarl, Sunday 15th Feb ’09”

Helderberg Evening Outing to the Strand 21st Feb. 5pm

Image of Strand Beach at sunset, by Caroline Hartley Due to the fact that  the Jonkershoek fires have devastated the landscape, we will instead be starting our outing at the Life-Savers’ Hut on Strand Beach at 5pm on Saturday 21st February.  We might move along to the Gordon’s Bay coast and beyond.  Bring some nibbles,Continue reading “Helderberg Evening Outing to the Strand 21st Feb. 5pm”

HPS AV Corner 2009

Welcome to all HPS members who enjoy creating audio visuals or are curious about this wonderful, expressive medium! Let’s start with our monthly AV meetings… AV MEETINGS Our monthly meetings take place on every last Wednesday of the month at 19:00 for 19:30 at the Library Hall in Somerset West. This year we’ll be settingContinue reading “HPS AV Corner 2009”


Apart from there being a veritable plethora of image subjects in this garden, the lotus flowers in the little pond next to the hothouses provide a soothing and joyful focus point at this time of the year. On 7 Jan. Nettie and I left a windy, cloudy Cape Town hopefully, and we were quite surprisedContinue reading “PHOTOGRAPHING THE SACRED LOTUSES IN STELLENBOSCH Guest Article by Ilse Andrag”