Fog Lions Head, Cape Town
When the city sleeps, I hike to mountains. Taken from the India Venster hiking trail on Table Mountain at 5am this last week. This has to be one of my favourite hikes to see low cloud when it rolls into Cape Town. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to catch it action. 30 second exposure at f5.6. Helpful tip - use a soft grad filter and flip it upsdie down, from the bottom up, to reduce the insane bright lights from the city. This helps to get longer exposures.
The colours of Deadvlei, Namibia
Hunting for abstract shapes in Deadvlei in Namibia's Namib Naukluft National Park. Under normal circumstances hundreds of tourists trek across the Namib desert to come see Deadvlei daily. But with the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic on travel, there were a mere handful. Deadvlei, which means "dead marsh", is a white clay pan locked in by dunes like Big Daddy, the highest dune in the area the soars some 300 meters above it.
Protea light - Kasteelspoort hike, Cape Town, South Africa.
Sun beams and pin cushion protea (Leucospermum cuneiforme) aplenty from the hike up Kasteelspoort. This has to be one of the best routes up Table Mountain. What's yours?
Last light - Chapman's Peak, Cape Town, South Africa
Sunset from Chapman's Peak... peak. South Africa Hike takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes up and your reward is a full 360 degree view from Hout Bay to Kommetjie. 30 second exposure f22 at ISO 50. Shot with a Sony A7iii and Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD. Filters: Lee 0,6 soft grad filter and Lee Little Stopper.
Blouberg Sunrise Surprise - Table Mountain
Woke up this morning at 5:30 and my "spidey senses" went off like like crazy when I looked out the window. So I grabbed my gear and headed out to Blouberg to catch a rainy sunrise. At first it looked like it was going to be a total flop, but then a break in the clouds allowed the sun to break through and light up some rain cascading gently in the Cape Town city bowl and over Table Mountain.
Matroosberg Snow: Snowball fights and epic landscape photography
For many South Africans getting the chance to play in snow is quite a luxury. Barring a few locations at high altitudes, snow is a rarity that happens only once every few years. Which is why when it does fall, we go nuts for it.