I often drive the M6 coast road into Cape Town on my morning commute. There are so many times that there’s something that catches my eye. Many times, my camera is at home, or life’s pressing matters precludes me from stopping. Sometimes I have my camera and decide to put those matters on hold. The above image was from one such morning. Those moments are good moments…
Signal Hill or Lion’s Rump overlooks the city bowl of Cape Town. It’s elevation is 350m, but it seems a lot higher than that. It’s a pretty busy place and is really the best place from which to see the city. At night it’s especially pretty as it glow from the lit-up city is entrancing.
Mouille Point lighthouse is the oldest solid lighthouse on the South African coast. First lit on 12 April 1824. Originally it was lit by Argand lamps burning whale oil. Its height was extended in 1865 increasing its range from 6 to 22 nautical miles. In 1926, it was augmented by a foghorn, but thankfully that is only used when it’s foggy.
- Aperture: ƒ/14 Camera: Canon EOS 20D Focal length: 85mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/500s
Afternoon sun in Stockholm was amazing. It gave everything a warm and slightly old feeling. This is one of the waterways around the city. Such a lovely place
Gamla stan is a maze of nooks and crannies. Just as well it’s so small that it’s difficult to get too lost in. By the looks of things, not the cleanest place either, but there’s an honesty about the place that was charming and endearing.
Gamla stan is reportedly the oldest part of Stockholm. It’s situated on one of the islands that make up the city. The image above was taken after a short rain shower that gave everything a quick wash, including us!
This was spotted outside the Fotograf Museum in Stockholm. We had planned on going to an exhibition while we were there, and this was parked outside the old building that housed the museum. Strange and wonderful it was and had us peering at it for some time while we sipped out steaming coffee
Some time ago, we spent a weekend away up the west coast. I remember a few images I snapped over the weekend being quite nice, so a brief search through the catalogue turned this up.
The image above was taken along the road I routinely travel to work. One morning I had my camera with me for a project I was going to tackle in the afternoon. Needless to say, seeing the clouds and light above made me late for work. Totally worth it!!
Here’s an image taken at Llandudno beach. I’ve processed it into black and white, and I think it gives the scene an aged and dreamy feel.