Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The best photographs from Main Ingredient's first 12 years

Lynne's great-uncle, James Jarché, published a book of portraits he had made entitled "People I Have Shot". This is a selection of birds, animals, places and landscapes that I have shot since 2002 in the beautiful land that I love so much - and one or two other places
Table Mountain in the evening
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
Table Mountain, from the top of the Bloemendal hill, Durbanville, with fynbos
The beach at Pearly Bay
Fishing boats, Lambert's Bay
Sunset with lovers, Camps Bay
A peacock, flamboyant, at Morgenhof
Boschendal in winter
The view from Mouille Point of a cold front advancing across Table Bay
Country landscape near Porterville
The beach at Strandfontein, north of Lambert's Bay

Basse Provence, Franschhoek, in winter
Wheat fields near Caledon
Winter clouds near Kloovenberg, Riebeeck West
Evening lovers on the rocks, Clifton
An old fisherman and his dog, St Helena Bay
Jacobsbaai sunset
The Mouille Point lighthouse, late evening
Early morning in Swellendam
Sunrise on the Knysna Heads
A baby elephant, Addo
Arums and rape fields, near Darling
Fresh yellowtail, Kalk Bay
A gull battling a storm, Yzerfontein
Mouille Point sunset
Yacht race in Table Bay
There was a devastating fire on Table Mountain. After helping friends whose home was threatened, I came home to help Lynne finish preparing that week's MENU. This was taken at 11 pm that night, from our deck, of the fire still raging on Signal Hill behind our house and it was that week's photograph. An early digital pic, which could be used immediately. I don't miss film
A blue seal in Kalk Bay
A Southern double-collared sunbird hen in the Clanwilliam nature reserve
The citadel, Carcassonne, south west France
Mist on the Dordogne, near Bordeaux
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse Delalande, Pauillac, France
The cottage in the lavender field, Franschhoek
Paddy Canavan in the gardens at Freshwoods, Elgin
Cormorants, Plankiesbaai, West Coast National Park
A baboon family, Cape Point Nature Reserve
A hadeda ibis, Rustenberg estate, Stellenbosch
A dassie (hyrax), with no acrophobia or vertigo, on Table Mountain
Sunset ship, Sea Point
Getting to know one of Morgenhof's peacocks
Seagulls in a Sea Point winter storm
Hartlaub's gull, Postberg, West Coast National Park
New Year fireworks, De Kelders, Gansbaai
Youthful fun, De Kelders
Lilac breasted roller, Kruger National Park
A bull elephant, having fun and breaking a few trees, Kruger National Park
Burchell's coucal, Kruger National Park
Gulls on a roof, Kalk Bay
Gum trees near Robertson
Noordhoek beach
Evening, The Sentinel, Hout Bay
Late evening, Glenelly estate, Stellenbosch
Willows and vines, Delvera, Stellenbosch
Winter storm, Table Bay
The Hex River Valley
Southern Cape vista, Dassiesfontein
Strandfontein beach, north of Lambert's Bay
Gulls taking off, Sea Point
Grey mongoose pair, Betty's Bay
Grey heron taking off, Botanical Gardens, Durban
A grey heron takes off from the Umgeni estuary, Durban
Albacore, Kalk Bay harbour
Trek fishers, Paternoster
Church street, Robertson, on a Sunday evening
A southern double-collared sunbird hen, Freshwoods, Elgin
A malachite sunbird in the sunset glow, Hemel en Aarde Valley
Evening in the Hemel en Aarde
Night fishers in the new harbour, Hermanus
Winter vineyards, Glenwood, Franschhoek
I told you I wanted two bathrooms! Fraai Uitzicht, Robertson
Early morning, Mount Curtis, near Kokstad
A pelican in flight, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch
Bucolic scene at Ormonde, Darling
Malachite sunbird, Belfield, Elgin
A Cape Town evening: The 92 year old Russian four master Sedov leaves Table Bay, while a gentleman paddles his surf ski
Swartland landscape from Vondeling, Voor Paardeberg
A Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis) with a juicy snack, Springfontein, Stanford
A peaceful Hemel en Aarde evening
Table Mountain and its tablecloth from Blouberg beach in a South Easter
A Cape White eye takes a bath and gives a Cape Canary a shower
Photographed in the courtyard at Marc’s Restaurant in Paarl
 Cape Sugarbird (Promerops cafer) at Constantia Glen
Britannia Bay’s cormorant Fleet Air Arm squadron coming in to land
The cameras used have been, variously, Nikon F2, Nikon F55, Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 120, Canon PowerShot A510, Nikon D40 and Nikon D5100
Before 2005, photographs were made on Agfacolor Vista colour negative film and scanned with an AGFA D-Lab. After that, they are all digital
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014