Rocking the Daisies 2011

Rocking the Daisies, Cloof Wine Estate, Darling, Cape Town –

Rocking The Daisies, one of South Africa’s biggest music festivals, roared into action on the weekend. Offering four stages, bars, kiosks, memorable camping facilities and nearly 200 acts, the three-day festival showed just how vibrant and lucrative the local live music sector is.
Held within the lovely grounds of Cloof Wine estate in Darling, Cape Town, the well-organised event attracted nearly 15000 revelers, who had two things in common – enjoying proudly South African music and getting wasted.


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  1. Hi Vincent! Would you mind sharing what equipment you use, especially lenses. Currently shooting with a 5D MKII with a 24-105L which is a nice versatile lens but looking for an addition to get the same dept of field achieved in most of these photos.

    • Hi Neal, thanks for the comment. I’m currently using a Canon 7D with a few different lenses. For Daisies I had my Canon EF50mm f/1.2L with a filter so that I could shoot at 1.2. Otherwise I have an EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM and an EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM that I use quite often. I think that day I left the other lenses at home so that I would force myself to use the 50mm. For my wides I have a Tokina 11-16mm (Love that lense)) For your 5D, I recon an 80mm prime will give you a great depth of field and similar to the ones you see in these pics. It also makes a great portrait lens. Hope that helps))

  2. Ian Kelynack says:

    Awesome! Any sillohette shots? If there are please post some please! 🙂 I need a fix! I’m cracking up..!

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