“If you want to experience an amazing sunset you have to come to Klipdale”, an acquaintance said. “There is something in the atmosphere here”. And so I made the 20 kilometer dirt road drive from my village to Klipdale; a farming community of approximately 120 people between Napier and Riviersonderend in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. I was there for an hour just to get the taste. And yes; I’ll be back!
The leafs bring additional taste to a salad
The Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt made a living by observing from his ‘own’ chair and table on a terrace in Amsterdam. He wrote about objects he saw, about people and interaction between them, the sky, the weather and so on. And his stories never became boring; he could even write five or six pages about lightning a sigaret; between taking a match and the first inhale of smoke…
I became inspired by this when sitting on two terraces; one in Somerset-West (Store Cafe) and at the terrace of Thandi in Elgin. I made a selection of 20 images (10 of each venue). Each serie I begin the gate and you may make your own story. My story is in each individual picture.
To provide this serie with an own signature I added HDR-toning to each picture.