South African Landscape #9 – Collectors Limited Edition Framed Prints

African Landscape #9

Koppie | Sandstone in the Steppes – Collectors Framed Print: Limited Edition

South African Landscape #9 – Collectors Limited Edition Framed Prints. Black & White Photograph of a Sandstone koppie, Meulpaas, SA. Part of a Vintage Film Collection “Shadows Over Stones”.

About this piece

2009 – Meulpaas, South Africa

Giant Ants

The flat Karoo veld of thorny tufted bush starts to change as I entered the Southern Free State. From the top of the Ladybrand escarpment the view is Steppe-like the vast grassy plains of Russia and Ukraine – as far as your eye can see. The landscape is bleak, unless you’re a raptor with eagle eyes or someone with patience and appreciation. If you have the tenacity to stand in this heat of ±45 degrees centigrade, with an umbrella of course, you’d be surprised at the visitors you’d receive.

If you went even further and crouched down on to your haunches, you would see even more. However, I would suggest that you tuck a concise dictionary on Entomology in your arms or the pocket version by Dorling Kindersley in your back pocket. But I wouldn’t hang around for to long. Giant ants are quite common and human flesh is a delectable.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Nimbus clouds have been following me since I left Fouriesburg. I waited patently as the giant aerated cotton balls twisted and turned. Screw-shaped and double flick-flacks stretched across the skies. In moments of sheer anger, she’d self-destruct into large fragments of black cotton balls, and puff they would be gone. Then smouldering charcoal clouds would appear. The setting sun caressed her anger with golden hues. By six-o-clock she was heading westwards, leaving a sinuous, wispy trail of white cotton streaks in her wake. Then I knew that my New Year’s Eve was going to sparkle with Zsa Zsa Gabor diamonds in the night.

Photographing with Film

The authentic nature of photographing on film is the graining that is produced in its reproductions. However this is a genuine representation of when capturing images on a Hasselblad XPan panoramic film camera.

This Black & White Vintage Film Collection “Shadows Over Stones”, was originally exhibited at Nedbank, Waterfront, Cape Town in 2012.

South African Landscape #9 - Limited Edition Framed Prints


Collectors Print with Custom Frame: Limited Edition #03

Black & White printed on Ilford Baryta paper: 315 g/m² silk finish with a 1 cm white boarder around image. Complete with a Hamburgs 2 cm x 3 cm Black Stained Oak Solid Wood Frame with a 5 cm White Passe-Partout mount. Mirogard museum high quality glass. Authentication Label on back of frame with printed signature of Photographer. Authentication Certificate included.

Overall Frame Size – 69.7 cm x 35.7 cm (54 cm x 20 cm image size).

Total number of Framed Prints available in this Limited Edition print run – 10 off.

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Find out more about the Photographer: Mike Rossi

Also can be found at: www.mikerossi.co.za

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