Living Vicariously As A Peripatetic Shutterbug

{ More musings from the Cantankerous Old Mule }

Category Archives: Art

The time I was stopped for shooting in downtown Johannesburg

True story. Last weekend I took a trip from Pretoria to Johannesburg with three friends to explore. We started at 44 Stanley for coffee, before spending several hours at the … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Tugging at everyone’s heart strings their forte

I am so proud of these kids! I have nothing to do with their success, but have watched them from behind my camera, which makes me a very loose part … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Some fine art in Hermanus

Hermanus’s FynArts Festival, which is in its fourth year, has been on for a week now in this town I currently call home. FynArts caters for young and old, for … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Macro love

I am absolutely loving my macro lens right now – more even than my much-used wide angle and 50mm … Over the weekend I let it loose in my mother’s house where, … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

In search of a specific nude on an Indian Ocean island

Last year while I was living in Madagascar, a group of friends came to visit. I deserted them soon after they arrived, leaving them to travel to île St. Marie … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Salvador Dali: Big

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Puyol, better-known as Salvador Dali, was big in the surrealist world. I’m no expert on the man, and feel inadequate … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sunday snapshots: Chet Baker in Liege

Seen reflected in a school window while out walking close to Sainte-Véronique school: And then, looking right, to see where the image was reflected from, the real building façade: What was the … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 3 Comments

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen

Rouen Cathedral, or Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen, is a Roman Catholic gothic cathedral in Rouen, the capital of Normandy in north-west France. I don’t know that I have the … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The mystery of my nameless model and how to make a post go viral

I wrote earlier this week about my visit to Kirstenbosch last weekend. While I was there I decided to try a cool feature on my DSLR, that I’d known about … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 2 Comments