There is every now and then a moon hype around the globe. A few days ago it was something as Blood- or Blue Moon. Most pictures I saw were shot at sunset and indeed that affects the colour (yellowish sunset colours). In the Western Cape, South Africa it was merely cloudy during the evening so lots of clouds in front of the moon but not just after midnight; at least not in Napier.
The moon photographed by me was quite normal. what most photographers in this part of the world did not know (seemingly) was that the ‘blue’ and/or ‘blood’ moon was only visible in the Northern Hemisphere. 😉
The winning picture in the South African Photo Competition ‘Motion’ was shot at the start of the MTB-race during the Napier Patatfees in June. Voted for by South African photographers. No need to mention the name of the photographer 😉
Shot 12 June 2017 at 11:05AM between Bredasdorp and Napier in the Western Cape, South Africa. The influence of the sky colors is amazing and changes sometime with the second (more or less 😉 ). It’s wonderful to see that other photographers from the region are also discovering the surrounding landscapes. These are a true source of inspiration.
24 July between 8 and 9 PM Times Square NYC, Broadway/46Str. Two of my pictures will lighten up The Big Apple. One is a stylised self-portrait and the other, a stylised landscape, is shot at Raka Winery in Stanford towards the N2 between Riviersonderend and Caledon. Selection made by a jury of known top photographers and representatives of the ‘art scene’.
Our village is known for its bird population; a few hundred species nestling here. Most of them along the river. Three boat companies touring people around during sunrise and sunset. This morning I went with The River Rat. The others are The African Queen and Platana.
But I did not photograph birds; just making a few shots of the water plus of the village from down under. Photographing from the water provides photographers with a different perspective…