Town Hill – Pietermaritzburg

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Good morning Pietermaritzburg as seen from the top of Town Hill.

I’ve wanted to take this shot for at least a year now and even loaded the exact GPS co-ords to enable a stop in a safe place in amongst the trucks grunting past. On Thursday morning I eventually made the stop, having driven past so many times (aborted missions), and found that my co-ords did not give me the view I wanted. I walked a little but did not want to go down the steep bank or become truck mince meat. The lack of basic clouds and mist also made for a pretty plain scene, but what the heck – I took the shot! No time for tripods and fancy stuff; handheld – vertical images stitched. Additional work needed to recover blown out highlights, but I got my shot! 

Canon 550D, 50mm 1.8, F7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 400
The TIF file is a killer at 2.54 GB!

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