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Wine Womble(TM) No.1: Franschoek

Posted in photos by YTAH on May 5, 2010

These photos were taken in and around Franschoek, or on the way there via what our driver called “The Photographer’s Route”. Hitting the wine farms at around 1 meant that the light was “difficult” for good photos, but Wild Frank took some great photos of vines around sunset. But the highlight was the artificial inland dam – especially because its water levels were so low, which meant that all the dead tree trunks and a beach-like area created quite a strange effect. See for yourself…

All pics taken on a Canon 400D.

Marina da Gama, Revisited

Posted in photos by YTAH on May 3, 2010

Some more photos from the ‘little weekend’ in Marina da Gama.

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Some clouds, some houses, reeds, and lots and lots of mist. Mostly these involve buggering around with the contrast and levels.

All photos taken on a Canon 400D, 25 & 26 April.

Wildlife & landscape photos

Posted in photos by YTAH on May 1, 2010

Taken on a Canon 400D and edited down for the Web.

Click each picture for a larger image and more information.

Misty Marina da Gama morning

Posted in photos by YTAH on April 30, 2010


I really liked the way this one came out. Taken at approximately 7.30 in Marina da Gama, on what turned out to be a really misty morning. (It lasted until quite late.)

Old Friends return

Posted in Uncategorized by YTAH on March 30, 2010

Two of my ex-comrades at arms started blogs recently. Pinvictor (who gets several mentions in my older posts) is a former colleague and co-conspirator at, and his site is over on Blogspot (generally NSFW). Another friend (who wrote under a different pseudonym, which I won’t give away here) recently started a wine blog called Wild Frank’s Wine Blog (generally SFW, as long as you don’t mind your boss thinking that you’re an alcoholic). Hur hur.

Hope you enjoy their blogs too.


Posted in photos by YTAH on March 27, 2010
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New photos, this time from Monkeytown (, 40 km outside Cape Town (3km outside Somerset West on N2 to Caledon).

Photos taken on a Canon EOS400D.

And now for something COMPLETELY different.

Posted in photos by YTAH on February 7, 2010


These photos were taken on a group expedition to Butterfly World in the Western Cape, South Africa. They were taken on a Sony CyberShot DSC-F717.

Headline news: “Never a truer word…”

Posted in humour,journalism,politics,queer (gay),rants,satire by YTAH on December 3, 2009

Nevermind truth in advertising, whatever happened to truth in journalism? Sigh. Why don’t we see more headlines like this? If only.

An Beautiful Poem. In honour of Horrorfest ’09.

Posted in Uncategorized by YTAH on November 5, 2009

“Bite Me (The Rabies Song)”

(With apologies to Flight of the Conchords.)

Yeah baby.

Come on if you think you're hard enough.

“How much is that doggie in the window?”

Talking to the Dead (Beat)

Posted in humour,satire,YTAH by YTAH on June 13, 2009
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Remember that guy on TV, used to have a show on SABC3 where he pretends to commune with one of the guest’s dead relatives/friends/pets? Ever wonder what happened to him? (Except, you know, going into the interminable rerun loop that local TV loves so much.)

No doubt you’ve been lying awake nights, wishing, praying, and sobbing for an answer. Well, wonder no more. Due to the kind of snafu perpetuated daily by the postal service, we accidentally received a transcript of the last (unaired) show.


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