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After 100 days on the road, I am back!!!!

  • August 1, 2016

April 15th 2016, I embarked on an epic journey through the one and only incredible South Africa. My journey focused on the South African landscape and photographing it in a unique way, excluding the old time favorites like let’s say, Table Mountain and Golden Gate. I am pleased to announce that it was a success. The magnitude of the success will be determined after the book has been published, but I am feeling very positive.

The journey has never been about making money. It was about getting in touch with this country, learning new things about myself, the odd story for the campfire and improving and challenging myself as a photographer. I have accomplished all these things and a whole lot more. Something I am quite proud of is the photography aspect of the trip. I have learnt to be more picky and know EXACTLY what would work and what wouldn’t. My shutter count went down dramatically throughout the trip as I learnt to be more selective; cutting the quantity and focusing solely on quality. I can truly say I have come back a better photographer.

I am now catching up on a couple of booked shoots and trying to find my feet in the real world again. It’s easier said than done, but I’ll get there. My main focus is now on establishing myself as a full time photographer in South Africa, not only Port Elizabeth. It will take a while, like all good things. It might be scary as hell, like most good things. But it might just work out, and that, I am excited about!!

I thank you for being part of my journey. The encouraging messages, likes and comments has meant the world to me.

 

Completed Route:

Port Elizabeth to Steytlerville. Steytlerville to De Rust. De Rust to Matjiesfontein. Matjiefontein to Touwsriver. Touwsriver to Kouebokkeveld. Kouebokkeveld to Citrusdal. Citrusdal to Doringbaai. Doringbaai to Papendorp. Papendorp to Groenriviermond. Groenriviermond to Hondeklipbaai. Hondeklipbaai to Goegap. Goegap to Pella. Pella to Riemvasmaak. Riemvasmaak to Kakamas. Kakamas to Witsand. Witsand to Redsands. Redsands to Vryburg. Vryburg to Delarayville. Delareyville to Groot Marico. Groot Marico to Swartruggens. Swartruggens to Rustenburg. Rustenburg to Thabazimbi. Thabazimbi to Vaalwater. Vaalwater to Melkrivier. Melkrivier to Mokopane. Mokopane to Doorndraaidam. Doorndraai dam to Haenertsburg. Haenertsburg to Phalaborwa. Phalaborwa to Blyde river canyon. Blyde river canyon to Mariepskop. Mariepskop to Graskop. Graskop to Sabie. Sabie to Kaapchehoop. Kaapchehoop to Komatiepoort. Komatiepoort to Badplaas. Badplaas to Chrissiesmeer. Chrissiesmeer to Pongola. Pongola to Josini dam. Josini dam to Sodwana. Sodwana to St Lucia. St Lucia to Maphelane. Maphelane to Richardsbay. Richardsbay to Mtunzini. Mtunzini to Blythedale beach. Blythedale beach to Underberg. Underberg to Dragonspeak. Dragonspeak to Monks Cowl. Monks Cowl to Cathedral peak. Cathedral peak to Drakensville. Drakensville to Clarens, Clarens to Fouriesburg. Fouriesburg to Zastron. Zastron to Lady Grey. Lady Grey to Elliot. Elliot to Morgans Bay. Morgans Bay to Hogsback. Hogsback to Somerset East. Somerset East to Graaff- Reinet. Graaff Reinet to PE. PE to Huisklip. Huisklip to Kirkwood. Kirkwood to PE.

 

Random Stats:

Days on the road: 100 days

Distance traveled: 11 750km

Amount of breakdowns/ technical issues: 3

Amount of times I got stuck: 1

Amount of times praying not to get stuck: 2136

Amount of places visited: +-60

Amount of times I got sick: 0

Amount of times I got cold: 0

 

Random click bait image:

Karoo Sunset, South Africa, ©Dirk Moggee 2016

Karoo Sunset, South Africa, ©Dirk Moggee 2016

2 Comments on After 100 days on the road, I am back!!!!

  • Jan schoeman says:
    August 2, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Moerse Dirk eks bly jy het deurgedruk alles van die beste vorentoe

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  • Francois van Wyk says:
    November 16, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Beste Dirk, onthou asb om my te laat weet as jou boek gereed is. Ek wil baie graag een koop. (Ons het ontmoet in Kgaswane Bergreservaat by Rustenburg).

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