Amazing Places I've Been

This is a board dedicated to all the cool and amazing places I've been in South Africa, I will showcase my country like you've never seen it...
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Slangkop Symphony  © Craig Coetzer Photography 2013  This is a shot taken at sunset on the evening of the 20th Dec 2013 at 7:48pm.  My family and I took a road trip to Cape Town in December 2013, I had planned to make loads of travel and landscape photographs over the 3 week break.  We had been to Cape Town previously, but had stayed in Simon’s Town, which was originally established as a harbour, but later became home to the Royal Naval Base.  Simon’s Town is a magical place, and I’d go back…

Slangkop Symphony © Craig Coetzer Photography 2013 This is a shot taken at sunset on the evening of the 20th Dec 2013 at 7:48pm. My family and I took a road trip to Cape Town in December 2013, I had planned to make loads of travel and landscape photographs over the 3 week break. We had been to Cape Town previously, but had stayed in Simon’s Town, which was originally established as a harbour, but later became home to the Royal Naval Base. Simon’s Town is a magical place, and I’d go back…

Time Out  This is a shot taken at sunset on the evening of the 20th Dec 2013 at 7:53pm.  I set out to do some long exposure photography on this particular day, I managed to grab a few decent shots facing the ocean before all the usable light was all but gone.  As I began packing it in, I turned around and noticed this magnificent composition and fading light just over the Table Mountain National Park, and knew immediately that I had to grab just one last shot.  Sometimes in life we get so…

Time Out This is a shot taken at sunset on the evening of the 20th Dec 2013 at 7:53pm. I set out to do some long exposure photography on this particular day, I managed to grab a few decent shots facing the ocean before all the usable light was all but gone. As I began packing it in, I turned around and noticed this magnificent composition and fading light just over the Table Mountain National Park, and knew immediately that I had to grab just one last shot. Sometimes in life we get so…

The Great Encounter   © Craig Coetzer Photography 2015  For this shot I had to literally drag my sorry self out of bed at 4:15am whilst on holiday over Dec 2014.   I almost titled this photo 'The Amazing Race' based of course entirely on how it felt making my way to this location whilst the rest of the world around me slept.   I took this shot on the 30th Dec 2014 at 4:50am!  EXIF data (181 sec at f11, ISO 200) at 10mm

The Great Encounter © Craig Coetzer Photography 2015 For this shot I had to literally drag my sorry self out of bed at 4:15am whilst on holiday over Dec 2014. I almost titled this photo 'The Amazing Race' based of course entirely on how it felt making my way to this location whilst the rest of the world around me slept. I took this shot on the 30th Dec 2014 at 4:50am! EXIF data (181 sec at f11, ISO 200) at 10mm

Simons Town - looking back toward the harbor whilst standing on S99 Assegaai      The British originally transformed Simon's Town into a naval base in the early 1800's for the South Atlantic Squadron until the South African Navy took over the naval base in the mid 1950's.        We were fortunate enough to take a private guided tour of the S99 Assegaai which is an old retired submarine.

Simons Town - looking back toward the harbor whilst standing on S99 Assegaai The British originally transformed Simon's Town into a naval base in the early 1800's for the South Atlantic Squadron until the South African Navy took over the naval base in the mid 1950's. We were fortunate enough to take a private guided tour of the S99 Assegaai which is an old retired submarine.

Reminiscence  This is a shot taken at sunrise on the morning of the 2nd Jan 2015 at 5:29am.   I couldn’t help but think how fortunate I was to witness the dawn of a new day, something I think many of us simply take for granted.  So, if you’ve never witnessed a sunrise, please get up early one morning and make an effort to experience and appreciate one unfolding in front of you, there’s something almost spiritually fulfilling about watching the sun come up, the warmth of the golden first…

Reminiscence This is a shot taken at sunrise on the morning of the 2nd Jan 2015 at 5:29am. I couldn’t help but think how fortunate I was to witness the dawn of a new day, something I think many of us simply take for granted. So, if you’ve never witnessed a sunrise, please get up early one morning and make an effort to experience and appreciate one unfolding in front of you, there’s something almost spiritually fulfilling about watching the sun come up, the warmth of the golden first…

Magnificent Mountain  This is a photo I took just before 8pm one evening in Cape Town, Kommetjie, South Africa on 15 December 2013.  I was amazed at how beautifully the mountains lit up with the sunset that was unfolding behind me and already touching the horizon.  The moon had already made an appearance for the evening and the sky was starting to turn a beautiful dark blue/purple shade, otherwise also know as civil twilight.

Magnificent Mountain This is a photo I took just before 8pm one evening in Cape Town, Kommetjie, South Africa on 15 December 2013. I was amazed at how beautifully the mountains lit up with the sunset that was unfolding behind me and already touching the horizon. The moon had already made an appearance for the evening and the sky was starting to turn a beautiful dark blue/purple shade, otherwise also know as civil twilight.

Inferno -This is a long exposure photo (301 seconds) I took around 5am. What caught my attention was this lovely smooth and sun bleached driftwood and thought it might make for a nice bit of foreground interest, the sun rise was only just beginning but when you look at this photo you can feel the sunlight pouring onto your face...5am is pretty cold in South Africa in April. This photo was taken in Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa on the 4th of April 2012

Inferno -This is a long exposure photo (301 seconds) I took around 5am. What caught my attention was this lovely smooth and sun bleached driftwood and thought it might make for a nice bit of foreground interest, the sun rise was only just beginning but when you look at this photo you can feel the sunlight pouring onto your face...5am is pretty cold in South Africa in April. This photo was taken in Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa on the 4th of April 2012

Blouberg Strand in Cape Town on a beautiful day, you can see Table Mountain in the background.

Blouberg Strand in Cape Town on a beautiful day, you can see Table Mountain in the background.

Looking Back - This is a beautiful photo of the V&A Waterfront taken from a moving boat on our way out of the harbor. This particular perspective makes this photo quite unique. This photo was taken in Cape Town, South Africa on the 23rd of Dec 2013.  EXIF data (1/80 sec at f9.0, ISO 100) at 18mm — at V&A Waterfront Cape Town.

Looking Back - This is a beautiful photo of the V&A Waterfront taken from a moving boat on our way out of the harbor. This particular perspective makes this photo quite unique. This photo was taken in Cape Town, South Africa on the 23rd of Dec 2013. EXIF data (1/80 sec at f9.0, ISO 100) at 18mm — at V&A Waterfront Cape Town.

The Road to El Dorado  There's a little conserved piece of land up near the Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie Cape Town, this wooden deck was constructed to keep the locals and tourists from trampling the natural beauty of the landscape in their quest to reach this magnificent lighthouse.  I loved the way this beautifully weathered wooden pathway created a leading-line into the sunset at approximately 8pm. This photo was taken in Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa on the 18th December 2013.

The Road to El Dorado There's a little conserved piece of land up near the Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie Cape Town, this wooden deck was constructed to keep the locals and tourists from trampling the natural beauty of the landscape in their quest to reach this magnificent lighthouse. I loved the way this beautifully weathered wooden pathway created a leading-line into the sunset at approximately 8pm. This photo was taken in Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa on the 18th December 2013.


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Drifting Away - It wasn’t a particularly spectacular sunset, in fact the entire day had been rather dull, it just didn’t seem to do much, not quite sunny but not entirely overcast either.  The ocean was pretty lifeless on this particular day, the water was smooth and deep blue in color as far as the horizon. I set my camera up to capture a slower exposure, I wanted to show some movement and the little bit of energy the waves showing as they rolled over the rocks down below.  I couldn’t help…

Drifting Away - It wasn’t a particularly spectacular sunset, in fact the entire day had been rather dull, it just didn’t seem to do much, not quite sunny but not entirely overcast either. The ocean was pretty lifeless on this particular day, the water was smooth and deep blue in color as far as the horizon. I set my camera up to capture a slower exposure, I wanted to show some movement and the little bit of energy the waves showing as they rolled over the rocks down below. I couldn’t help…

The View - This photo was taken in Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa on the 4th of April 2012. EXIF data (121 sec at f22, ISO 100) at 14mm — at Scottburgh Beach

The View - This photo was taken in Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa on the 4th of April 2012. EXIF data (121 sec at f22, ISO 100) at 14mm — at Scottburgh Beach

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Diminished Slendor

Nature's Bouquet - This is a picture of a rolling hill and small flowers in the foreground with a beautiful sunset behind. This photo was taken in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 15th of Nov 2011.  EXIF data (1/15 sec at f9.0, ISO 100) at 10mm

Nature's Bouquet - This is a picture of a rolling hill and small flowers in the foreground with a beautiful sunset behind. This photo was taken in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 15th of Nov 2011. EXIF data (1/15 sec at f9.0, ISO 100) at 10mm

Drifting Away - This is a photo I took at around 6pm one evening on the 2nd April 2014 on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, Scottburgh, South Africa.  It wasn’t a particularly spectacular sunset, in fact the entire day had been rather dull, it just didn’t seem to do much, not quite sunny but not entirely overcast either.  The ocean was pretty lifeless on this particular day, the water was smooth and deep blue in color as far as the horizon. I set my camera up to capture a slower exposure, I…

Drifting Away - This is a photo I took at around 6pm one evening on the 2nd April 2014 on the Kwazulu Natal South Coast, Scottburgh, South Africa. It wasn’t a particularly spectacular sunset, in fact the entire day had been rather dull, it just didn’t seem to do much, not quite sunny but not entirely overcast either. The ocean was pretty lifeless on this particular day, the water was smooth and deep blue in color as far as the horizon. I set my camera up to capture a slower exposure, I…

Awakening  This is a long exposure shot taken very early one morning in April 2012.  There was a magnificent display of color in the sky as the day began to break.    This is a dreamy seascape shot, it looks almost as though you’re floating above the clouds.  This photo was taken in Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa on the 8th of April 2012.  EXIF data (121 sec at f11, ISO 200) at 10mm — at Scottburgh Beach.

Awakening This is a long exposure shot taken very early one morning in April 2012. There was a magnificent display of color in the sky as the day began to break. This is a dreamy seascape shot, it looks almost as though you’re floating above the clouds. This photo was taken in Scottburgh, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa on the 8th of April 2012. EXIF data (121 sec at f11, ISO 200) at 10mm — at Scottburgh Beach.

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