Cape Town’s Muizenberg beach is famous for its very colourful beach huts – so, of course, my sister and I went for a walk there during sunset one evening.
Here are some more images from my trip to Cape Town: these are from World of Birds, a bird sanctuary in Hout Bay.
While I was in Cape Town, my sister and I visited the penguin colony at Boulders’ Beach. The very harsh midday light lent itself well to black and white photography.
Meet Fly, another of my sister’s cats. The first image was taken in natural light, while Fly was playing on the grass. The other two are lit by an external flash through an umbrella.
Meet Davy, named after the Pirates of the Caribbean pirate.
This is Bean – my sister’s little ginger cat. I tried to replicate the effect of firelight by bouncing my off-camera flash off the wall next to where Bean was lying.
Star is my sister’s lovely labrador/rottweiler/border-collie puppy. She sweetly posed for me after a long tiring walk – I bounced my flash off the wall to camera-right.
While I was in Cape Town I stayed with my wonderful big sister. Every day we took her gorgeous puppy Star for a walk in the park or on the beach.
On New Years’ Eve, I flew down to Cape Town. Luckily I managed to get a window seat, so I spent part of the flight taking photos of the scenery out the window.
And when the clouds cleared, fields and roads on the earth below made for gorgeous abstracts.
Over the Christmas holidays, my family (my parents, 2 guinea pigs, and 3 beagles) and I stayed for a few nights at Saamrus Guest Farm in Magaliesburg.
The countryside around Saamrus is full of wonderful little critters. These vibrant locusts were everywhere, leaping from blade to blade:
At first sight, this locust might look far more prosaic than the above; but up close, it appeared to be carved from speckled marble. I photographed him inside our cottage, against a cream wall, with both my on-camera and off-camera flash.
This is the last of my images from our trip to Saamrus Guest Farm. If you’ve kept up with my posts from the trip, thank you – if not, you can see them here: