Cape Town

Ice cream and wine on a sunny day

winelands weekends

So part of my birthday gift from a great friend of mine was a surprise wine and ice cream pairing at an undisclosed venue in Stellenbosch. We set off on a nicely sizzling 29 degree Saturday afternoon and arrived at Clos Malverne, eager to try a wine pairing with a difference.

Clos Malverne is owned by the Pritchard family, and the farm has been producing wine since 1986. The restaurant on the premises offers a Gourmet Evening menu, a 4 Course Tasting menu as well as the decadent Ice Cream and Wine pairing.

5-2015-02-28We had the Summer pairing (the ice creams and wines are changed seasonally) and the flavours are exceptionally well matched and drool-worthy. The Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc is paired with Passion Fruit & White chocolate ice cream; the slightly wooded Chardonnay is matched to a very yummy Toffee, Almond & Vanilla, and the Elle Methode Cap Classique (who doesn’t love…

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Advertising Photography

Just completed my first client advertising image for Coca Cola. I went with an African theme choosing Table Mountain from Cape Town as my backdrop. Used some cans to create the shantytown and imagery you see in the collage.

I added the tires as a composite in Photoshop and then photographed and added the glass and can of coke. As you can see it needs some additional work with the glass masking, which I will cover in another post. How to remove background from glass. There are a number of different application that I use. I will be using OnOne Perfect Mask to do this edit.

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I had a few lighting issues as well which can be sorted out using a dulling spray to remove some of the highlights and harsh hot spots you can get from photographing metal.

Let me know what you think and any suggestions and comments are always welcome.