Jun 102013
 

Arriving at Nordhoek to watch the sunset I was immediately struck by the power of the wind whipping sand into your ankles. Then, I saw the waves, powerful and frequent, their violence emphasized by the mist being whipped from their crests, back lit by the setting sun. Accompanied by the rugged coastline the scene was set for an awesome evening,  prior to going for an excellent curry.

Powerful waves hitting the rocks on Nordhoek Beach in Cape Town with a rugged coastline under the setting sun.

 

May 022013
 

This beach is an amazing, rugged expanse of sand. This shot is taken in the corner of the beach, just as the sun reached the horizon. It was a little nerve racking trying to catch this water swirling around me. It was very cold.

Ocean swirling over rocks at Nordhoek Beach Cliffs, South Africa

 

Apr 212013
 

I was up on top of a rock at Horseshoe Bay for the sunset. I stayed until dark and had a bit of a tricky climb back down. Once I got down there, I decided to take one last photo. This is it – I took a stab at capturing the clear, starry night sky.

The starry night sky over Horseshoe Bay beach Bermuda

Apr 162013
 

This is a beautiful spot to walk the dogs as the sun drops low, before a pint round the pub. It was a great way to spend an evening. It took me a while to catch the waves breaking just where I wanted them.

Witwatersands beach cape town south africa with boulders in the water and mountains in the background.

Mar 222013
 

I’ve been wanting to photograph this for a while. Tonight I was out working on a new project in Bermuda and was inspired to finally get down and try to grab a shot of this old chimney. I’ve been wanting to try photographing the stars for a while now. I didn’t think I’d get a chance tonight as it was pretty stormy. When I got there, I realized that the clouds were sparse and moving quickly. By dragging my shutter I was able to stretch out the clouds and capture some of the stars behind them.

Remains of limestone chimney at ocean-side with turquoise waters and nighttime clouds and stars near Shelley Bay, Bermuda.

Jan 082013
 

I’m writing this a couple of days before you’ll see it while sat at my friend’s aunt’s house in Cape Town. I’ve had a great time here but tomorrow we are moving on to Livingstone, Zambia. I’ll be traveling with my friend and her cousin.

Yesterday, while taking photos on Nordhoek beach I wondered if they may be getting bored with me wandering about very slowly with a backpack and tripod. Then I looked over and saw this. I think it’s safe to say they’ll do a good job of entertaining themselves the whole trip.

Shortly after I took this photo I heard a shriek of “let’s take pictures of our shadows!”, which was pretty impressive, as the wind was blowing at about 40 knots towards them…

The plan is to spend a few days in Livingstone, then bus our way through Windhoek… though we realy have no idea how we’re going to go about doing that. Hopefully by the time this photo posts itself we’ll have a better idea!

Two women taking photos in front of the setting sun on Nordhoek beach, Cape Town, South africa

Jan 072013
 

Here’s the first of my photos from my most recent trip to Cape Town. This is on a beautiful, rugged beach in Scarborough. There were a lot of kids playing and swimming here. After dipping my toe in I decided it was far too cold for my liking!

A view of Witwatersounds beach in Scarborough in South Africa with rocks in the foreground and mountains and blue sky in the background

Dec 272012
 

Today’s photo was taken when the days were longer and I was able to slip down to Horseshoe Bay before work. It wasn’t summer and was actually pretty chilly, I was wearing long trousers and a fleece. I was shocked to discover how many people head down to Horseshoe Bay for a morning dip each day. I spotted this man making the walk into the chilly waters, facing the sunrise,  and fired off three bracketed photos. In the end I decided to let the man and cliff be silhouetted against the sunrise.

A man silhouetted against the morning sunrise as he enters the water at Horseshoe bay beach, Bermuda