Photos from the Johannesburg 27dinner

On Wednesday night a bunch of geeks, nerds and wannabe geeks packed into the upstairs section of Primi Piatti in The Design Quarter Fourways for the final 27dinner of 2009. This time there were no formal talks just lots of socialising and some really awesome grub.

It also proved an excellent opportunity for me to test out my new 50mm f/1.4 prime lens without blinding people with a flash. Unfortunately though I didn’t check my auto-focus setting and as a result quite a few of my shots are a tad blurry. But that’s what being an hobbyist photographer is all about, learning.

@mikestopforth Mike can haz pizza

@SnowgooseSAHeidi is huge on Twitter…

@vincenthofmannVincent is the the man

@donpackett & @CraigrodneyNormally there is only on person, but Don and Craig both have cheesy grins


You can find the rest of the photo album over here. I welcome your comments.

Tech-Ed South Africa 2008 Photos

This year Tech-Ed South Africa was held in Durban, South Africa’s playground, and I managed to snap a few photographs with my new Sony DSLR-A350 camera.

The event started off as per usual with a bit of a show by some talented dancers and some sexy ladies in bikinis. 🙂 Unfortunately I had to rely on a steady hand to get the opening keynote photos as I was way back in the auditorium.

Opening dancers Opening dancers - E X P L O R E

And to get the ball rolling Manoj Boohla was rikshawed to the stage, body board under his arm and wearing a Sharks supporter shirt.

Manoj Bhoola, body board in hand

This year BB&D sponsored the MVP Cave where South African Most Valuable Professionals were invited to stay together at The Sandringham B&B in Umhlanga.

View from the balcony in the morning View of the pool at night

I took way too many photos to blog about, so you can browse the rest of the photos over here.