Texture Tuesday: Swaziland Landscapes

June 15, 2010 · 9 comments

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For the past few weeks, we’ve been hosting very special friends from South America, Nic and… Nic! As part of their “Welcome to South Africa” package, we organised a road trip to Swaziland to show them “the real Africa”.

This was also a great opportunity to get out of the city (which is a hive of activity with the 2010 World Cup Soccer celebrations), discover new places, and get some new textures for my Texture Library.

The weekend was jam-packed with activities and sight-seeing, with photo expeditions squished in between. Here are a few of my scapes with new Swazi textures, some of them… admittedly… taken from the car window while traveling 120km/hour! (Thank goodness for fast shutter speeds!)

The rest of the images from the weekend can be viewed on Facebook.

More of my travel and landscape photography can be viewed here.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika June 24, 2010 at 9:18 am

Most impressive. I love the textures that you’ve introduced into these photos.

rikki hibbert June 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

Thanks! I’m going for a more “fine art” feel to my work. The scratchy texture creates a more vintage feel.

Erika June 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm


L'Zeri Swart July 7, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Very nice contrasts…. makes me long for someone or something…

rikki hibbert July 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Thanks L’zeri! Nostalgia… that’s the emotion I was going for!

Juian August 24, 2010 at 10:58 am

Fantastic range of landscapes. Brilliant photography!

rikki hibbert August 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Thanks Julian! With beautiful Swaziland surroundings, it’s not hard to take a pretty landscape photo ;-)

NEV April 13, 2011 at 9:08 am

Love it, it seems you were inspired in Swaziland… I recently went there with a photographer friend my self. I have to admit, it was most inspiring. You are so talented dude.

rikki hibbert April 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

Lol, Nic! These photos were from that trip we took to Swaziland together ;-)

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