Herman van Bon Photography

Fine Art Photography, Napier, South Africa.

I’m living in a small town through which the main road between Cape Town and the Southernmost tip of the African Continent runs. ‘Runs’, indeed for most tourists are racing in high speed mode from one ‘attraction’ to the other. It’s a pity to see people not experiencing the real beauty of a wonderful countryside. Sometimes I think; why not turn left or right into a gravel road and get lost … in a wonderful landscape with ever changing skies throughout the seasons. Yes; one can pick up some of that on the main road but it’s incomparable with the real thing. Our Swiss friends are visiting South Africa virtually every year and although they drive rural pace in the countryside they never got the idea to go into the deep … So I took them out one early morning. Yes, we also did the Southernmost Tip, for that was still on their list, but after the off the beaten track tour they had seen it there within a few minutes; the shipwreck nearby was far more interesting as was the illegal dumpsite of Cape Nature Conservation in a protected nature reservation (sad story), etc. etc. Oh … and we also went to Elim and in Arniston we had lunch in a place virtually all tourists/tour operators have yet to discover….

Well this is my contribution to this weeks photo challenge. Pictures all taken 23 March 2017 between 5:30 AM and approx. 2:00 PM and they clearly show the ever changing skies and the effect it has on the photos

11 thoughts on “Off the beaten track

  1. jules says:

    Beautiful. I passed through as a ‘tourist’ some years ago. I did also get slightly off the beaten track, cycle and hike too!

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    1. Next time: go deep!!! 😉 Thank you for your comment!

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  2. Man Herman! Wat wonen jullie in een prachtig land. Maar een land maakt geen foto’s. Dat doet de fotograaf. Heel mooi gedaan!

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    1. Ja, ‘t is hier prachtig (en niet zo jachtig 😉 )! 😀 Dank je wel!!!

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  3. Maggie says:

    Such a different landscape… I want to come… I love to take the road less travelled… You photos draw me in…

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    1. You are very welcome Maggie. As everywhere: avoid the tourist traps and discover the real spirit of a country! Herman

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  4. WP Admin says:

    Wow some amazing shots there

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    1. Thank you!!! 😀 😀 😀

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    2. Whenever there is an motorcycle event in my neck of the woods you may contact me for superb photography. This coming month I’m involved in shooting a MTB-weekend-event (google: Napier Patatfees MTB). Greetings from Napier, South Africa. H.

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