Photo #7: Fish and chips at Hout Bay

Scene at Hout Bay, Cape Town

Date and time taken: 30 August 2009 @ approximately 14H56

Nikon D40, 55mm focal length, 1/800 sec exposure F/10, ISO 200

One cannot spend time in Cape Town and not try the fish and chips. I’m partial to the fare dished up in Hout Bay, but the locals would not agree that it is the best fish and chips in Cape Town.

Although this particular shot does not reveal exactly how busy Hout Bay really is, this particular spot outside the restaurant in very busy, especially in Summer. I only noticed the birds on the roof of the restaurant after taking the shot. You can also just make out some of the fishing boats moored in the background.

Photo #6: The obligatory Cape sunset

Sunset somewhere near Chapman's Peak...I think

Date and time taken: 30 August 2009 @ approximately 19H06
Nikon D40, 55mm focal length, 1/800 sec exposure F/5.6, ISO 200

Everybody just  has to have that one sunset photo in their collection. Well, I’m no different. And Cape sunsets have to be the best in South Africa. I actually took quite a few shots and was lucky to get the two cars passing each other in opposite directions into the composition.

Yet again, I forgot to carry my tripod but a gorillapod did help with stabilization.

Photo #5: A view to a chill

Lonely lighthouse along Peninsula

Date and time taken: 27 August 2009 @ approximately 18H01

Nikon D40, 55mm focal length, 1/1250sec exposure F/13, Exposure compensation -2.0 EV, ISO 200

The Cape Peninsula is very beautiful any time of day or night or season. I took this shot while driving along the coast one afternoon, just as the sun was about setting, I think.  Some dirt on my lens is just about visible as well. And I forgot to carry my tripod as usual.