Results: Photographic Competition – Cape Town Photographic Society

Herewith the results of the photographic competition that took place during the weekend that the Cape Town Photographic Society spent in Stanford in celebration of their 125th anniversary.

Richard Goldschmidt’s photograph of the Kleinrivier is a great shot of one, if not THE gem, of Stanford’s tourist assets. The magical weaving of water, sky and mountains makes for a worthy winner. Richard’s prize is two nights for 6 at Eagleyes Guest House.

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Pat Scott’s entry of 5 (or 6, or 7?) different birds in one photograph illustrates the richness of Stanford’s Avian bounty. She wins the wonderful book Portrait of a Village by Stanford’s own Annalize Mouton. Hopefully its contents will draw Pat back to Stanford in due course.

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The third prize goes to Kim Stevens for her a lovely study of lines taken of the Mosaic Farm Jetty. A case of Stanford Wineries best will I am sure help cement an ongoing relation between Stanford & Kim.

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The weekend was enjoyed by all by all the photographers. Amongst many highlights, they were treated to a preview of local birdlife photographer Richard Masson’s soon to be released book, “A hundred Birds in my Stanford garden”. This book is a wonderful example of birding Stanford style and is an invitation to all birders to visit our area to see the ± 150 other species recorded in our area.

Eagleyes are putting together a special weekend to host at least four teams of four to enter S A Birdings big day on 27th November 2015. More on this later.

A MARCH MADNESS not to be missed!

March-Madness

With our Lodge now beautifully complete, and its magical eclectic garden in summer bloom there is much to go mad about. Stanford has never looked better, new eateries have popped up, old ones have gotten even better – Mariana’s, KC’s, Springfontein Eats, Stanford Harvest, Stanford Hills Tasting Room, Havercrofts, Madre’s & “much more munch” more.  Stanford Treasure Trove to be explored and birds abound (37 species so far in the Lodge’s garden). The braai is stacked with the very best rooikrans. Saturday markets are in full swing, breakfast at Tiffany’s (i.e. Coffee Corner, Graze, Stanford Table & Evergrine, etc.). The wine harvest has begun. Sample the best of the numerous Stanford vineyards with input from Stanford Tourism. It is also the perfect time of the year to go big on the Kleinrivier, Stanford’s own gem.

If you want to sample the essence of “Stylish Stanford” self-catering, now is the hour. To have a look at this new dimension in Stanford accommodation, go to www.eagleyes.co.za

EAGLEYES are offering the following March Madness two-night minimum specials.

•Full Lodge sleeping 10/12      R2 500 per night

•Tuinhuis sleeping 4                R1 500 per night

•Barn sleeping 4                      R1 000 per night

•Barn & Stables sleeping 6/8   R2 000 per night

All enquiries to:

Royd & Lindsay Frith.

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