Walking in Sandton
In 2011, September 4th me and my friend, also a photographer, hopped on the Gautrain in Hatfield and left for Sandton.
Our mission: Walk the streets and try our hand at Architecture Photography. A Few weeks before we had a taste of that in Pretoria City Center, so we thought we’d give a more modern city a go. Off we went!
WARNING: LOTS OF IMAGES TO FOLLOW!
We arrived in Sandton and you know you’ve arrived when you see this in the street:
There’s not really much to write about. We walked, and walked, and walked, a lot. All over Sandton. Taking photographs as we walked.
The only thing I can say is this. The Michelangelo Hotel is just amazing. A beautiful piece of Architectural Art. This is one Hotel I wouldn’t mind staying at for just a weekend. #dreamgoals
The Michelangelo Hotel
Black and White
As mentioned before, I’ve lost all my edits of the RAW photographs, so edit again I am.
I’m actually seeing it as a blessing and not a curse, the fact that I have to edit everything I want again. All the photos I took in the streets of Sandton were edited in colour. Today I thought: Why not try Black and White? WOW.
LOVE IT! I don’t know why I never really edited my photographs in black & white. Going to do that more often, especially architecture photography… if I ever get a chance to walk the streets again.
Colour is also nice.
The Last one
As we walked back to the train station, I looked back, you know, to say Goodbye to Sandton, and I saw the most beautiful sunset. Just something spectacular to end the day.
I miss my friend. They moved away to the coast. Need to visit as soon as we have a somewhat of a normal life again. We went on all these awesome photography adventures together, going out to photograph stuff, places and people. I think that is one reason I started to neglect my photography. I’m not in the company of any other people that share my interest. He was sort of my North Star in the photography world. I learned a lot from him. I miss all those photo adventures!
Change sucks sometimes!