Back to the Lighthouse (again)

Slangkop Lighthouse is like a colossal magnet the way it keeps pulling me back to try and capture the perfect shot.  I should have waited until there were dramatic clouds and a blazing autumn sky to photograph, but this iconic landscape still gives me something different every time I drive there at sunset.


The Waterfront at Night

With the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop, the V & A Waterfront is a tourist magnet for Cape Town.img_6874

It’s also the perfect place to try out night photography with my new camera and I must confess I am absolutely hooked – on night photography that is.  The crowds at the V&A can be a little much in high season. Which in Cape Town is pretty much all year round 🙂

Mist started rolling in as I was photographing the Clocktower and the canal, adding a lovely magical touch to the twilight.img_6892


Photographing the Cape Wheel and all the surrounding lights in the harbour proved more of a challenge than I imagined.  I’ll have to go back sometime to get it absolutely right.


Blouberg Dusk

Dusk in Bloubergstrand, with Cape Town’s most iconic landmark as background

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Gone fishing

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Daybreak in Kalk Bay Harbour


The Quest for Postcard Perfect Photos

It’s one of the most photographed Cape Town scenes and doing it justice was much harder than I anticipated.  I will go back again and again until I’m really happy with the results.  Or some fancy filters fall out of the sky. Sigh.




A flip across the Bay

Spring keeps popping her head up, bringing fair weather and the chance to sail across Table Bay on the Spirit of Victoria. After 20 years of living here, it’s still great to see iconic Mother City landmarks like the V & A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.  Even more so when you’re sipping champagne on a yacht.



Visit Waterfront Adventures for more information on their boat trips.






Colour under Calico Skies

Splashes of colour under a wintry Cape sky, from the kitesurfers and the iconic, boldly-coloured Victorian bathing huts on Muizenberg beach.  This one’s for you Jude 🙂