The ultimate road trip ingredient – the music

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On Saturday, Mandy, Natalie and I set off to Hartebeespoort Dam for a day. The sun was shining and we were really excited to be getting out for a bit, and we set off with the ultimate road trip CD made by Mandy. The mood was slightly dampened by the fact that the keys for the house in Harties were accidentally left behind and we had to turn around…but this meant more time to listen to our CD.

Here’s the playlist:

Fun – We are young
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
The Cure – Close to me
Metronomy – Corinne
Grouplove – Colours
Isochronous – Destiny
The Cure – Love Cats
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Hot Chip – Over and Over
M83 – Midnight City
Lykke Li – I follow rivers
Little Dragon – Feather
Yelle – Safari Disco
SBTRKT – Wildfire
Kay B – On a mission
Lana Del Ray – Blue Jeans (RAC remix)
Gotye – Somebody I used to know

Also had to share some of the amusing shots from this weekend…it’s a strange world out there north of Johannesburg. If you’re feeling down I recommend a trip to the Spar in Harties.
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Sunsets and sunrises

sunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South AfricaThis weekend I got up very early on both Saturday and Sunday to shoot at sunrise. I get to see the sun come up every morning on my way to work but I am always on the highway and I never have the opportunity to take photos. The sunrises in Joburg are spectacular and I feel very lucky to start every morning like that. On Saturday I missioned off to an industrial area in the east called Sebenza, thinking I could shoot the sun coming up behind the power station – alas that proved impossible because the station is on a hill and the sun comes up behind it – so I was too low to get the photo I wanted….but I did get the cool power lines. On Sunday morning we were at the Hartebeespoort Dam and when I got up I had the Supermoon on one side and the sun on the other – a very exhilarating experience. Do yourself a favor – if you don’t usually see the sun come up set your alarm early and go and watch it, I think it has to be one of the oldest most moving experiences for human beings – our ancestors were doing the same thousands upon thousands of years ago.