With the Natal Midlands behind us, we headed west, toward the northern Drakensberg, for the final three nights of our holiday meander. We’d booked ourselves a cottage at the Berg House, high on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Amphitheatre in the distance, up a winding dirt road that twisted and climbed and simply called out for the Land Rover. Not a place for city cars, for sure, but with careful driving we got up there, and were suitably rewarded.

Here is a shot of Rob, with the vast sweep of the Drakensberg before us; and here are three black and white images, taken on two different occasions while we were out walking.

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There is a tale here, to be told in another post: the tale of waiting for the light, at dusk and dawn, and being – well, a little disappointed. I’d been hoping for dramatic skies, towering clouds, the light brooding and magnificent, but what we got instead was harmony and tranquility – the sky pastel pale, the light calm and beneficent. Seems there’s no pleasing a photographer.

Here’s where we reach, instead, for images that will work in black and white, and let the old black and white drama perform its magic.

 

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Posted by Glen Fisher

Writer, photographer. Education and skills consultant.

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  1. They are all wonderful. However, the one that draws my eye consistently is the third, sarting with the color image of Rob: the vast, unopbstructed barren landcape

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    1. Thanks Mark, glad you like ’em. I like the colour image too, for the same reasons.

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  2. Thanks to all of you who ‘liked’ this post – it’s always nice to get feedback. Much appreciated.

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