During our Magaliesburg hike at Rustig this weekend we spotted a kettle of vultures, drifting in the wind with wings spread; using nature’s air currents as their mode of transport.
Note: editing RAW comes in handy. The accentuation of the clouds created the dramatic effect that I wanted. All in the name of art and expression.
Over Easter we drove from Jozi to Paarl and stopped over at the Three Sisters for the night – a place which sits on the border of the Northern Cape and Western Cape and is somewhat of a halfway house (albeit a tiny house with half a bedroom with half a shower) between Beaufort West and Colesberg along the N1. Check it out: 31°53’40.4″S 23°05’46.7″E
The Three Sisters are named after three hills that jut out into the sky, each with a similar and distinctly unique shape that sets it apart form the rest of the scenery. The farm is smack in the middle of the Karoo. The harsh, arid and stony Karoo – perfect for some landscape photography. A part of me wanted to take climb the surrounding landscapes with tent and rucksack.
Below is a picture of me attempting to record a time lapse of the Three Sisters across a body of water during sunset. Needless to say, my compact SLR did a good job and some post editing yielded a nice time lapse #thumbsup.
An excerpt of the farm’s history:
To see the rest of their history (pages 2 through 5), better go visit the farm on your next trip down to the Cape!
It was wonderful to visit the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, walking around and just soaking in nature. This was the first time that I have seen the waterfall (previously it was closed off to the public, but I don’t really know why).
I took the opportunity to take a longish exposure photo (the shutter was open for 1/5th of a second). This longer exposure enables the viewer to capture the flowing water in a way that makes it look like wispy strands of white hair or candyfloss. To me this is tranquility to the max: