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N 8 B 282 C 4 E May 1, 2022 F May 23, 2022
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Most of us have been conditioned (brainwashed) into believing that success and happiness is directly related to our material wealth.

Some of us are only satisfied when we own a monster-villa with a multiple-car garage, tennis court, pool, etc. Some others are never satisfied, no matter how financially well-off they are. How much is enough for you?

I have recently relocated from Gouna to Bibby's Hoek. For me, happiness is only achievable through more satisfaction, or through less desire.

These days I have very few desires. Give me a cosy cabin in the woods, and I'm a happy man!

Nou gaan ons braai.

N 3 B 241 C 0 E May 15, 2022 F May 23, 2022
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This Kalander tree (Outeniqua Yellowwood) can be found on the left side of the road, about halfway between the SANParks Bibby's Hoek boom-gate and Krisjan se Nek.

This kalander might not be as big (nor old) as Dalene's tree at the start of the Circles in a Forest trail, but in my opinion, it is equally impressive. I always stop my car here for a few minutes when I pass by, to appreciate its energy and strength.

Most people don't even notice this tree as they drive up into the forest towards Krisjan se Nek and Jubilee Creek. The main reason for this is that it's growing just after a hair-pin bend, so most people probably have their eyes on the road at this point?

I felt that this kalander giant deserves a bit more attention than it's getting... which is why I attempted to capture it in this 4-image vertical panorama (vertorama).

N 5 B 248 C 0 E May 20, 2022 F May 23, 2022
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Here is a panorama that I took at the Jubilee Creek picnic site... on an overcast day... after some rain.

N 1 B 267 C 0 E May 15, 2022 F May 23, 2022
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Here is yet another panorama of yet another forest road.

I realise that to many people this photo will just look like a mess of dark and bright greens. If you are one of those people, then I'd like to apologise in advance. It would certainly have been much easier to capture this scene on an overcast (or misty) day... though easier is not always better... in my opinion.

Being in the forest is always a magical experience for me. But the magic definitely feels stronger to me on the sunny days, when the dappled light manages to illuminate some of the more interesting elements in the scene. It might take a little more planning to capture the light just right... and it will take a lot of editing afterwards (in Photoshop) to get everything to look as realistic as possible... but I do so love a challenge.

This is almost exactly what you would see if you were walking along the path between the first and second picnic sites at Jubilee Creek... on a sunny day in mid-May... at around 10:30 in the morning.

N 1 B 205 C 0 E May 9, 2022 F May 23, 2022
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Here's a panorama of the path between the first and second picnic sites at Jubilee Creek.


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