Another Sundowner

Maybe our village should be the Sundowner Capital of the Western Cape. Virtually every night a feast for the eye. First image facing South-West (20-30 degrees angle with sun and camera in 45 degrees angle with clouds for catching optimal details) and the second picture facing North.

 

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The Prince Alfred’s Pass ….

… between the towns of Avontuur in the Eastern Cape and Knysna in the Western Cape is not for the faint hearted and for small cars.

It’s 84 kilometers of poorly maintained gravel road with numerous (deep) potholes, ravines, desolation and halfway the possibility for a refreshment. It took us almost 5 hours but this offbeat track was truly worthwhile the challenge. Some stunning views; just at those locations where we could not get out of the car (on one side a ravine and the other side a rock wall). So most of the pictures are taken in and around the ‘refreshment center ( 😀 )

 

 

 

Meerkat

Lucky snapshot. In nature these animals are usually very shy. Only in nature reserves with regular human presence it’s possible to photograph them in groups sitting upright.

This is a split second picture shot in the pure wild; the next second the Meerkat was gone.

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The Ripple-Effect

This afternoon at 13:55 hrs: 150mm lens, F 13.0, 1/500sec ISO 100. At the right time of the day clouds show their details. Not only the horizontal ripples but also the vertical ones. Click on picture to see those details. Picture as is (was 😉 )! 

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