Father’s day.

The best place to spend father’s day is on the beach in Cape Town with my wife and daughter. Even if it’s a bit cold.

Sunset 

Sunset on Milnerton beach, Cape Town,  South Africa. What a place to live.

f5.6 1.6″ iso200 @14mm (ND1000+ND8)

There’s more to an island than it’s isolation.

Living in Cape Town means being within a short ferry ride to Robben Island. This historical island was home to the imprisoned Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners, a trio of decommissioned World War II 9inch naval guns as well as a handful of ship wrecks that litter it’s coast. 

Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles peak out over a fog bank Cape Town.  (f18 20mm 60″ ISO200)

Hartlaubs gulls take to the air. ( f10 14mm 1/200 ISO200)

Trees on the horizon, clouds in the sky.

(f18 14mm 10″ ISO200)

One of the wrecks, facing towards the sea from which it came. (f18 28mm 20″ ISO 200)

As the Sun sets, the moon becomes visible. (f16 14mm 15″ ISO200)

Stars above. The Southern Cross above what’s left of a fishing trawler. (f3.5 14mm 33″ ISO200)

The journey back to the mainland aboard the ferry, the Susan Kruger.
All in all, an interesting time spent on the island. Till next time. Cheers.

Waves on the rocks.

Waves breaking over the rocks. Revisiting images taken at Cape Hangklip last weekend. I like something about this one. Not sure what it is, but it just works for me.

A side note. My Olympus 14-42mm f3.5-5.6EZ lens has had to be sent to the shop. Suddenly stopped zooming, and would not engage with the camera. For those who do not use Olympus, this is a collapsible pancake lens that extends when powered up. A great little lens, compact and portable. Now I wait, 3-4 weeks! Only the 40-150 left in the arsenal for the time being. 

Just some time at the beach, watching the sun come up

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