Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Guest Photographer: First Anniversary


Daughter Susie and son-in-law Wes celebrated their first anniversary last weekend by taking a balloon ride in the skies above the Magaliesberg Mountains, northwest of Johannesburg and west of Pretoria.

These are Susie's photographs looking into the ballon as it was being fired up.







I always wanted to show Susie's photograph of one of her weimaraners.  So long as I have given the day over to Susie on her anniversary, here is Sequoia.

25 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Fabulous photos, and a contrast. Congrats too!

Malyss said...

I'll take the dog and leave the ballon!:o)
Great colored pictures ,but I already feel vertigo arriving..

Tanya Breese said...

great shots and i really love the one with the fire! sequoia is a beauty! happy anniversary to your daughter!

Mersad said...

Amazing shots, Jack!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations! Great shoots!

LONDONLULU said...

Congratulations to them both! A celebratory event and great festive shots to go. I love that dog too:)

Kate said...

May Susie and her husband, Wes, have a future as bright and as varied with experiences as the umbrella's colors. They are so lucky to be in South Africa, one of the most interesting (and also sad) places to which I have traveled in the past. Hope that they are enjoying the people as much as I had.

Sharon said...

That photo with the fire is pretty impressive. Sequoia is a cutie. Happy Anniversary to Susie and Wes.

Sylvia K said...

Happy Anniversary to Susie and Wes and what a handsome dog!! I love her captures! My daughter in California and I took a balloon ride one summer over the wine country in CA and it was a fantastic experience! I loved being able to look the birds in the eye!! Thanks for sharing, Jack!!

VP said...

Happy anniversary to Susie and Wes! What a great way to celebrate it, taking also some amazing pictures...

Karl Demetz said...

Love the colors of the bolloon.
Bravo Susie, and happy anniversary!

RedPat said...

Happy Anniversary to them, Jack, but I wouldn't go up in a balloon for anything! Love the dog pic.

Terri said...

Great shots- and what a cute dog!

jennyfreckles said...

I am torn between getting some good photos - and these are good - and my fear of heights. I think I probably will NOT try a balloon trip. Fun way to celebrate an anniversary though.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, and what a doggie!

Michelle said...

Congrats to the couple! I don't know about going up in a hot air balloon....Whew! LOVE that dog. What a beauty!

Randy said...

I love the colors in the balloon shots. Cute pup too.

Bob Crowe said...

That is way cool. Something I'd like to do one day, although it's a bit terrifying.

Kay said...

Happy anniversary to Susie and Wes! A great way to celebrate, though doing that myself hasn't made it onto any to do lists here. . .

Weimaraners are beautiful dogs - I can almost feel those soft, sweet ears. And then I have to crack up thinking about the weimaraner in "Best of Show." Funny movie if you like the humor of Christopher Guest.

JM said...

I had the chance to take a baloon ride in Kenya and I can't remember why I didn't. I will always regret it! Love Sequoia and the ballon shots too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh it doesn't seem that long since they got married and moved to South Africa Jack. Are they still loving it? That's a pretty fantastic way to celebrate..if you're not a 'landlubber' :))

Virginia said...

Susie is a chip off the old block Jack. You taught her well. I"m drooling over the balloon shots. I hope to see them one day myself. Bring Susie back on board often.
V

Virginia said...

Oh and the dog is fab!

Susie said...

Hi Dad - thanks for the lovely post:)
Ahem - maybe Jack's a chip off the ol' Susie;) (nah, probably not).

To all who seem fond of Sequoia - she's indeed very photogenic and full of 'personality.' Love her to bits (we have two Weimaraners) but would definitely not recommend them to folks who don't have lots of space... otherwise you get a handful of neuroses and a path of destruction!

CaT said...

pretty!
and the one with the dog is very artsy..