Branches On Marsh

As I sit and begin typing I realize how many times I want to start a description of my landscapes with the sentence, ‘so I went for a walk’. Which is redundant because otherwise how would I have landed up seeing the view you’re looking at.

I’m not sure if the Elgin dam is well known for its dead trees that grow around and even in the lake, but it is certainly the only place I know, where to find them. This pile of delightful twigs and branches were in a relatively solid patch of ground, which is not what I can say for a lot of other images, which you will see in the next couple of days.

Branches On Marsh

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 20mm prime f/2.8 USM
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 1/125sec
ISO: 100

A Dog And His Blanket

While on relaxing weekends away I still like to take my camera (albeit a small one with a simple lens) because you just never know what will happen. This Beagle puppy joined us while we were having a picnic and entertained with his cheeky antics and playfulness the whole afternoon.

A Dog And His Blanket 1 A Dog And His Blanket 2

A Dog And His Blanket 3

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 1100D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure: 1/125sec
ISO: 100

Small Table Mountain

So there I was on the beach waiting for a triathlon to start, when I noticed how alone Table Mountain seemed on the horizon. I quickly turned off my flash and took this shot, pleased that the warmth on the horizon came out nicely as well.

Small Table Mountain

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF20mm prime  f/2.8 USM
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/200sec
ISO: 250

Swimming In Molten Gold

How lucky are we South Africans especially down here in Cape Town where we regularly have stunning evenings with breathtaking sunsets? All this is not lost on these athletes as they make their way through their swim training sets. Sighting was a problem though, while swimming directly into a golden orb as it made its way down past the horizon.

Swimming In Molten Gold

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF70 -200mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/320sec
ISO: 100

Lakeside

Walking through a farmer’s field one brooding afternoon I noticed a rippling in the water from a lake nearby. I walked to its edge to get a better look, therefore a greater understanding and was stunned and amazed at what I saw, so much so, that I took this photo as proof.

Lakeside

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon prime EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Exposure: 1/4000sec
ISO: 400

Getting Lost In The Grass

I had just mowed the lawn and this guy just couldn’t stop exploring this vast fresh green ocean that had just materialized after the noisy ugly thing had gone away. You’d have thought it was the first time she’d seen it or something.

Getting Lost In The Grass

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon prime EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/200sec
ISO: 100

Trees

This was taken while I was taking break along a 12km walk when shooting a MTB event and its was the positioning of the trees in the foreground in comparison to the trees in the low valley behind, that caught my attention.

Trees

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length: 70mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure: 1/250sec
ISO: 100

Warwick Wine Estate

It was hot, I mean like real hot, but that didn’t stop me from taking a walk while the bridal party tucked into a delicious feast. I braved the sun and climb up the slope that was behind the venue a bit, to get a better vantage point to grab this panoramic of the vineyard foreground, a peak of the mountain range pushing its way up in the center frame and the expansiveness of the Stellenbosch sky.

Warwick Wine Estate

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length: 24mm
Aperture: f/8
Exposure: 1/250sec
ISO: 100

The Trail

I was walking back to the camp site near dusk when I noticed how the trail was going in the same direction as the clouds, all pointing in the direction of the setting sun.

The Trail

Processed using Capture One Pro
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon prime EF20mm f/2.8 USM
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f/11
Exposure: 1/800sec
ISO: 250
Flash fired for slight foreground detailing.