Monday, April 29, 2013

Bergsig, a slice of Heaven

Bergsig Eco Estate, Bela Bela. A weekend in a SA bush Heaven. The host, Hendrik, made everything possible that the weekend got remembered in more than one way ! Mo, Steve, and Herman did some wonderful braais, spit braais, potjie and breakfasts ! The Bush Camp, located at a high point on the land was where the last three days unfolded in the (fast) approaching winter

3 cameras, 4 different films : Leica Minilux, Nikon 28Ti, iPhone 5 .. Portra 100, Ferrania Solaris FG+ 200, Fuji 400X, Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100. You can find out which image is which (camera/film), but i purposefully decided to mix them together and not specifically elaborate on the gear - they are equally dear to me now and all very honest to light, color and the moments in motion.

I was very tempted to post the images below in their B&W versions, converted using Ilford HPS 800 simulation - they look that good in B&W! But in order to avoid bad language used together with my name, and in attempt to preserve as much as possible the feeling of the bush and the light upon us there, i opted for the original color images.

Without further ado, may i present mostly portraits of elephants, giraffes and people (Hendrik might disagree with 'people' ;-|), which tell a story (i hope) of all of us together in the wonderful Bergsig !

To be continued in the coming weekend ;-)


  1. Lovely Photo's Ilko! Love T

  2. Thanks T. You are one of very few who undertands analogue imperfection. You belong to the 70s !