Sunset at Blouberg Beach, Cape Town

“I can see how you could get dragged into the bad stuff, but I’ve got good friends around me, good family” ~ Harry Styles

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Canon G3X, base image1/60 sec. ISO 320. F11. Joby tripod 30 cm.

Sunset at Bloubergstrand Beach on 26 Dec 2016

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Good morning Cape Town!

Good morning Cape Town! (and Durban )!

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Canon South Africa G3X, F8, 1/100 sec. ISO 320. Fixed lens at 49 mm. Joby 30 cm tripod. 24-12-2016, 05:54.

South African Tourism

“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking” – Anna Quindlen

It was very clear from our recent trip to Cape Town that all our other municipalities / tourism boards could learn a lot locally instead of looking abroad for inspiration.

Florida Road with SPIGA Durban Sidebar Cubana Havana Lounge Cubana Florida Road,DurbanCappello Florida Road Keys on Florida give one a minuscule taste of what Beerhouse Stones Long Street Beuna Vista, Social Cafe and others offer inLong Street Cape Town, South Africa and surrounding areas.

I guess that’s why a lot of my friends say: I love Cape Town.

The Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town in photo is another story for another day.

Canon South Africa G3X, base image 45 sec. F11. ISO 125. Joby tripod 30 cm.

 

Photo taken  at Victoria Wharf, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Miller’s Point

I clambered around the rocks at the southern end of Miller’s Point Cape Town, South Africa in the gusting cold winds to find a little nookie for my Canon G3X, Joby tripod and I a few minutes before sunrise.

It was one of those blessed “once in a blue moon” sunrises where I sat for some time after shooting and thought “Oh Wow!”.

The ocean lapped the shore, the birds were squawking about, golden light was about and I soaked up all Mother Nature had to offer. The Kogelberg Nature Reserve / mountains lay in the background.

F8, 1/30 sec. ISO 320 base image – 24-12-2016, 05h35

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Did you know that my photographs are for sale?

I have just spent the whole morning uploading photos to my gallery linked to Print Wild.

Please do have a look and share this link with anyone who might be keen in getting some lovely art on their wall.

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

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The Right Track

“Many people believe that as long as you’re making progress, you’re on the right track. But progress isn’t the ultimate thing to be looking for. Making sure you’re on the right track you want to be on is FIRST. Why bother focusing on the progress of getting to New York if you’re not sure you want to go to New York in the first place? That’s what happens with so many people. They’re convinced they should go on a certain road and then all they think about is the progress they make on the road. But it helps to lift our heads up and “climb a tree” so to speak and take a look around to make sure the road you’re on is REALLY the road you want to be on” ~ Brian Kim

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I’m a sucker for motivational stuff but it’s important to selectively choose what you follow / engage in. The post by Brian above is so true (I recently found out). Why get all psyched-up about being a CEO when you are truly content with being a bank clerk? I’ve tried to set my goals on what I love and makes me tick, and not on what others preach to be the ultimate (it’s their ultimate not mine).

Before filing away my Cape Town photos (again), I took a run at this photo taken near Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary – Table Mountain National Park. I used a good few features of Jimmy Mcintyre‘s Raya Pro PS panel (http://www.shutterevolve.com/raya-pro-the-ultimate-digital…/) to polish the final product.

Canon South Africa 6D, F22 (oh my G!), ISO 50, 1.3 & 10 sec

Another Day at Boulder’s V2

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Blowback to 19 June 2014 when I shot over to Boulder’s Beach for a sunrise shoot. I cleaned the original version up for another purpose (and also because I’ve learnt a few more tricks in the past year). The original version is my most “favorited” version on my Flickr account. If I ever go back there I want to meet some Penguins.

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At Boulders Beach