One of the side-effects of the ongoing loadshedding in Cape Town is beauthful skies at night. On this evening my suburb was in total darkness, but you can clearly see that the next-door neighbourhood had light. So I managed to shoot this wonderful shot of the moonrise with a few start in the background.
I think that is Orion’s Belt on the top right.
Here is my contribution to Sunday evening’s full moon. This is the closest the moon has been to earth in 20 years. I popped down to the lake to get the shots.
This one was a much longer exposure of the swings with the bright moon above (you can see me and my tripod bottom left).
There is a sailing regatta on at Zandvlei this weekend, and all the small boats are out. Of course I was there to capture it.
Sailing in a big circle around the demarcated course.
Oops! Although he was back up and running in no time at all.
The juniors in their Optimists.
We have had some massive summer mountain fire in Cape Town over the past few days, resulting in a lot of dust in the air. There is very little nice about the damage and smoky air, a small side effect is the amazing moonrises you get as the moon shines through the smog in the air.
I took this shot late last night with a long exposure to really get the colour of the red in the sky reflecting in the moonlight.
Yeah I know. Another sunrise, but they are just so great at the moment. I really love the clouds in this one, which I why I have posted it. Hope you enjoy it!