South African Big Sky Panorama


Had a little fun with this one. The photos used to construct this “Big Sky Panorama” were taken on top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium yesterday with my trusty blogging camera and merged together using Photoshop CS4.

I would like to give Don Charisma a shout for always being an inspiration and I believe I got the whole Big Sky idea from his blog. Head over there for loads of brilliant images.

Hope you enjoy…

South African Big Sky Panorama, Taken with a Pentax Optio WG2
South African Big Sky Panorama, Taken with a Pentax Optio WG2

As with all the photos on TherandomG, I am happy to send you the unbranded original to use for any reason whatsoever. (this one is over 8000px wide, nice and big)

As always.
Love and Respect
G

South African Aquarium


I took my family and the trusty point and shoot Pentax to uShaka today. I love it here! So many colors and things to look at. Pity about the no flash rule inside the aquarium but I totally understand the havoc that constant camera flashing would cause with the ecosystems and creatures within Marine World.

Please excuse the quality of these photos, not the best lighting and no real opportunity to set up each shot to get the best effects. Just quick on the trot :point and shoot” fun stuff today.

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The entrance to uShaka Sea World, Pentax Optio WG2
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Dont you just love the colors of marine life under UV? Pentax Optio WG2
The coolest things ever, Huge! Pentax Optio WG2
The coolest things ever, Huge! Pentax Optio WG2
Love this door. Pentax Optio WG2
Love this door. Pentax Optio WG2
Supposed to be the most deadly fish. Pentax Optio WG2
Supposed to be the most deadly fish. Pentax Optio WG2
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More UV Magic Pentax Optio WG2
R20 for a single potato! Pentax Optio WG2
R20 for a single potato! Pentax Optio WG2

As Always.
Love and respect.
G

South African Rhino Poaching


Hi Friends.

Great to be on holiday and have some time to pick things up a bit on TherandomG. It is a rainy day here in Durban but my excited boys insisted on going for a walk along the promenade anyway. That is when we stumbled across this…

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This is Lucas standing next to his creation, a pretty nifty sand castle. Shot with a Pentax WG II
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Stop Poaching Rhino, shot with a Pentax WG II

Lucas comes down to the beach everyday and builds his display. I am hoping that he changes it up a little while I am here so I can take more photos of his work. It seems like a lot of labor just for the right to put a bucket on the floor and rely on tips from passers by. I really hope that people support him and he makes a decent living from this. I think it’s fantastic!

As for South African Rhino Poaching, I must admit that I am embarrassed and angry at the whole state of affairs regarding the demise of this awesome creature. I mean, the various initiatives and events dedicated to saving the Rhino must have generated millions by now and still we have lost 588 animals this year alone. What about the thousands of guys running around with guns that would probably shoot a poacher on site? Pity we can’t pay them some of these proceeds to go put a few heads on poles. That will show the bastards.

Lastly to all those that are dedicated to the conservation of the Rhino. TherandomG solutes you, I hope that this and surrounding governments actually catch a bit of a clue and exercise a little leadership and get you the support you need. I wonder what our army do all day long? Dangit, do we even have an army?

OK that’s it for this one.

As always.
Love and Respect.
G

Friday’s Word of the day


OK I am starting a Random G tradition here, in prep for tomorrows prayer meeting. A Quick verse for the day.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

If you can guess the verse reference you get the day off 🙂

As Always.
Love and respect.
G

Pilgrims Rest – Old Car


Have you ever been to Pilgrims Rest in South Africa? It is like the final frontier. I mean, this place is like a museum! A small olden day mining town in the mountainous region of Mpumalanga, formally known as Eastern Transvaal.

Generally the going here is pretty tough and I can’t help but to wonder what it must have been like living during the gold rush that happened in these parts all those years back. Driving vehicles like this and using technology that, well, no – there was no tech back then. 🙂

Take a look at this car, it ran for 20 years or so. How did they get spares to service and maintain for such a long time before it finally gave in to the environment? I think that people must have been pretty tough and resourceful back then.

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Shot with a Pentax WG2 . Pilgrims Rest a fantastic place to spend a day if you are ever in the area.

As always.
Love and respect.
G

The Most Influential Blogger Award


Acceptance Speech:
First off I would like to thank Don Charisma for nominating me for this award, you have really made my day friend. Don Charisma is a blogging champion with thousands of followers and online friends so for him to stop by therandomg is just awesome!

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My nominees for this award are:

  1. The Average South African
  2. LAURA MACKY
  3. Gazzart
  4. Kstorm
  5. Mixate
  6. iSpontein
  7. OM
  8. The Divine Epic
  9. The Daily Post
  10. DEAR HUMAN ~ LETTERS TO HUMANITY
  11. The Otaku Judge

Conditions For Accepting The Award
To accept this award, the awardee must do the following:

  1. Display the Award on your Blog.
  2. Announce your win with a blog post and thank the Blogger who awarded you. Do not lump this award with any other award in a “basket”, “bouquet” or “collection” etc, I would rather you didn’t accept the award.
  3. Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award.
  4. Link your awardees in the post and let them know of their being awarded with a comment (or a pingback).
  5. Include an embedded video of your current favourite song (YouTube has virtually everything, just copy and paste the link into your WordPress editor). If a video is not possible you can embed a SoundCloud track.

 My Song Choice for this situation.
Hit play and give it 20 seconds, you see why I like it. These guys really can jam.

Interesting stuff from around my Life.