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Langebaan at sunset

Yesterday I posted a photo of Langebaan lagoon on a really calm morning. Although it was freezing cold, the still weather continued throughout the day, and we did not have any wind at all. We were also blessed with a glorious sunset, so I grabbed my camera (this time the SLR), and rushed down to the water’s edge to grab a shot or two.

Here are some of the results.

Boats on Langebaan lagoon at sunset

Boat on the lagoon at sunset

Long exposure of Langebaan Lagoon

Long exposure of Langebaan Lagoon

Long exposure of Langebaan Lagoon

Golden light; another long exposure of Langebaan Lagoon

Kalk Bay Harbour (watercolour)

Lots of people have said that my recent Kalk Bay Harbour shot would make a nice painting, well with a little help from a friend (PhotoShop), here is the watercolour :-) Which version do you prefer?

Diving at the Cape Town Aquarium

Ragged Tooth Shark

Today, my brother and his wife arranged to go scuba diving in the shark tank at Cape Town Aquarium. I don’t have a scuba certificate, so I was unable to dive, but I went along with my camera, and I managed to get a couple of nice shots in. If you have some free time, pop down to the Aquarium, the exhibits are remarkable, and they have a fantastic selection of marine life, and plenty of activities for both little and big people.

By the way, even though the sharks look (and are) very scary, last year only 9 people worldwide got killed by sharks.

Turtle

Ragged Tooth Shark

Warning, we got there at 9am and it was empty. But by 10:30am, the queue was outside the door and around the corner, so best you get there early. Full details and costs etc are here.

Paragliding in Cape Town

I saw these guys paragliding yesterday just off Baden Powell Drive. It was fascinating to watch them  launching themselves off a very low cliff just above the beach. The thermals must have been very strong, because as they jumped, they almost shop up vertically into the air.

It looked so graceful and peaceful, a wonderful way to spend a still day in Cape Town.

Fishing boat in Brighton

There is a rather quaint fishing museum in Brighton, on the beach just below the pier.

This pic is of one of the old fishing boats. You can see the pier in the distance, and notice the jet trail cutting the sky across the middle.

Fishing museum in Brighton

Here is another boat, parked just outside the entrance to the museum.

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