52 Pick Up: Week 27: Take a drive

52 Pick Up

This originally started out as a personal challenge, but now it is open to anyone who wishes to join in.  The name 52 Pick Up is relevant because through the challenge I hope to “pick up” my photography style and further advance my craft

Should you wish to join me in this challenge, here are the rules:

  1. The theme begins on Sunday and at least one image on the theme must be posted by the following Saturday.
  2. Images can be captured on my Digital SLR, point-and-shoot or even the phone on my camera.
  3. Each image must be taken during the theme week. No scrounging back through last year’s photos for “a good one”. That would be cheating and the challenge is about taking new photos with new inspiration!
  4. Images are allowed to be post processed. I shoot in RAW and use Photoshop Elements 9.0 for post processing. My favourite actions come from Pure Photoshop ActionsPaint the Moon and MCP Actions. If you haven’t checked them out yet you should. They both offer freebies to give you a taste of how their products work.
Each week I will post the challenge.  If you are participating, add a link to the photo you have taken in the comment section of that post.

This Week’s Challenge

Week 27: Take a Drive

So join me each week as I continue in my photographic journey. Share a comment, your own images, or perhaps just be inspired to develop your own art of photography.


This weeks Challenge TAKE A DRIVE 

I am taking a drive down MEMORY LANE.

This is going to be a flash back to the place I grew up. After coming back from Zimbabwe in 2010 my sister and I decided that while we are near where we grew up, we might as well go and have a look at the old place.

We started our journey from Rustenburg to Hartbeespoort.

We stopped at Tan Ralie se Winkel.

We crossed the dam wall and went through the tunnel

Hartbeespoort is a real holiday town.

Then off we went to Hennops River.

This is where I was a teacher my first 4 years

It is still a 4 teacher  school and still looks the same.

Still dirt road as always. We lived here from 1960 to 1980

Our old drive in gate has changed> We could not go in.

We only had a glimpse of the roof from the side.

The next is very interesting. Old and new street name boards.

The old one

And the new one

The best was that our old water wind pump was still there as well as the small pump shed.

Windpomp en pomphuis.

While we were still living there it was all wide open spaces. No walls only fences around the pieces of farm land.

This was a very sentimental journey we had down memory lane.