Yesterday afternoon in an hazy environment I shot a picture on Napier Mountain towards the Riviersonderend Mountains in the Overberg, South Africa; bridging a gap op 50km. Just experimenting with de-hazing software (Perfect Clear). It works in the sense that you see some details in the mountains but the software leaves a lot of noise. With sufficient de-noising the details virtually all disappear …

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 ­čśë┬á)!┬á

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The Museum

One of the finest educational museums to visit in the Western Cape, South Africa is the one dedicated to the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu┬áDias (sometimes written as Diaz) in Mossel Bay. The nice thing is the lack of coffee corners, restaurants and ‘Made in China’ souvenir shops but somewhere hidden within the museum is a shop with locally made crafts related to the museum and the town. Coffee and food outlets are plenty nearby.

In the centre of the museum is a big hall with in it a replica of the vessel the explorer discovered Mossel Bay in 1588. Most pictures in┬áthis photo-gallery show details of this vessel. Lots of ropes… But there is plenty more of curiosities to experience!