Scenery

Am amazing sunrise

Sunrise in Lakeside

At this time of the year, the sun rises and sets with the most amazing colours in the sky. And the few clouds in the sky today make for the most amazing sunrise shots. This particular show was a panorama of 2 shots taken on my compact, caught on the way to work.

I just think that Cape Town is the most amazing place to live, with views like this literally 100m from my front door.

Slangkop Lighthouse

I have been wanting to get some pictures from Kommetjie beach for ages, and the wonderful wind-free day yesterday was a perfect opportunity to head down to the beach to watch the sunset.

Slangkop lighthouse providesĀ  lovely focus for photos, so here is my interpretation. Slangkop lighthouse is on the edge of Kommetjie, which is a small village in the South of Cape Peninsula. According to sunsetbeach.co.za, the lighthouse was built in 1919, so it is almost 100 years old. At over 100 feet tall, it is the tallest cast-iron lighthouse in South Africa, and it can be sean from 60km away.

The lighthouse was closed at sunset, but it is open for visits during the day, so perhaps I will pop in and take some day-time photos.

People walking on the harbour wall at Kaly Bay Harbour

People walking along the harbour wall in Kaly Bay. In the front of them you can see the lights of the Harbour Hours/Ek & Jy restaurant complex. You can also just make out Fish Hoek beach on the top left.

I quite like the long shadows and the blured movement effect of the people.

I was actually going to the Harbour House for dinner, but I went there a little earlier with my camera, so I also managed to get this shot of one of the fishing boats. You can see Kalk Bay main road in the background, with Cape to Cuba (a great restaurant) just behind the harbour.

Fishing Boat at Kalk Bay Harbour

Arum Lily

Arum Lily, originally uploaded by Craig is shooting.

The Arum Lily is one of those flowers that appears almost overnight all over Cape Town in winter. Ground that was just tall grass and fynbos suddenly comes alive with fields and fields of these large and sturdy flowers.

Arum Lily

They are big and beautiful, and they last for ever.

If you don’t feel like picking them yourselves, you can buy them from hawkers on almost any street corner. However, please note that it is illegal to pick arum lilies 50m from a road and you need permission from the land owner. Most arums for sale in our city are picked and sold illegally.

Arum Lily

These shots were take on the side of Baden Powell drive. Just drive down the road and you will see them everywhere.

Day 171: Heading into sunrise

A great sunrise early in the morning, caught on the way to work.

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