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The Return of the Sunset

And finally I’m back with some more sunsets from my favourite holiday destination: Cape Town. There is something about the combination of light, clouds and the Atlantic Ocean that make this place the sunset lovers & photographer’s dream.
I have also started an instagram account so follow me @sluttysunsets for regular sunset posts and sunset related innuendo. http://instagram.com/sluttysunsets

I love this tree. I love these colours.

I love this tree. I love these colours.

Along with the sea and clouds and sunsets, the boats are pretty nice to watch.

Along with the sea and clouds and sunsets, the boats are pretty nice to watch.

More to come!

Veld sunset

And the sunsets are back.
This time there is no sea, just hills and open veld.
Taken near Addo Elephant Park in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Skylines

So as a contrast to the endless posts of sunsets and sea, I have decided to show another, equally beautiful, view of South Africa that I fell in love with on my roadtrip. Here are a selection of skyline views that I took on my iPhone as I tried to capture the sense of endless space that is so characteristic of the Karoo. These photos were taken in and around the Addo elephant park area.

Karoo skyline.

Karoo skyline.

Karoo

Karoo

Karoo

Karoo

The final sunset

These two are the final ones of my most recent Cape Town selection, and I have saved the best till last, I feel.

There is is no editing of this photo except for cropping. The sky became the most beautiful colour I have ever seen, making this my favourite sunset, despite all the other stunning ones.

There is is no editing of this photo except for cropping. The sky became the most beautiful colour I have ever seen, making this my favourite sunset, despite all the other stunning ones.

Every time there was a beautiful sunset, I loved looking back at the mountains where you could see the sunset trail off into the darkness of the mountains.

Every time there was a beautiful sunset, I loved looking back at the mountains where you could see the sunset trail off into the darkness of the mountains.

Clouds and Sunsets

Today’s selection has more of a focus on the that little gap between the sea and the clouds and the amazing colours and textures that came about. Both show the progression of the same sunset.
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(Taken in Cape Town)

Sunsets are back

As the infinite grey attempts to dull any memories of warmth or sun, I am fortunate enough to have my secret stash of sunset photos, which I took on holiday in Cape Town, to keep me going.

One of the last sunsets.

One of the last sunsets.

One of the first sunsets I saw on holiday

The Wild Side

For the past few weeks I have been on a road trip of sorts through South Africa. Different to my previous trips, it was exciting to discover a more rugged, less purposefully touristic side to such a beautiful country. However my first post on the trip is some of the many photos that I took of the wildlife in Addo Elephant Park and Kazuko Lodge, which are, obviously, two very touristic places at least in terms of presenting ‘Africa’ behind game fences. Nevertheless, the sight of a lion lying by its recent hunt of kudu is very real, and having your car blocked by a herd of elephants having a munch in the middle of the road somewhat SURreal.
Batman and Robin: The Cheetahs

Running zebras

A herd of elephants pause for a midday, mid-road snack.

A herd of elephants pause for a midday, mid-road snack.

A lion takes a moment in the setting sun, as its lifeless prey looks on in the opposite direction.

A lion takes a moment in the setting sun, as its lifeless prey looks on in the opposite direction.

Gates and Lakes

As it turns out I’m kind of useless at updating this blog, although I haven’t had the chance to do much exploring or photographing recently.

However, last week I took part in an opera performance of Rigoletto in the beautiful Parham Gardens.

In between rehearsals and performance I managed to go for a walk through the grounds.

From the top of a slight hill there is a slight glimpse of the lake between the trees

From the top of a slight hill there is a slight glimpse of the lake between the trees

It was locked by this point, but I got a small look at the walled gardens

It was locked by this point, but I got a small look at the walled gardens

Autumn Leaving

At the end of the road near my university, is a beautiful park which everyday I walk past, and since October have been following the rapid changes in the leaves. Finally today I remembered (not so loved) camera and took a few pictures, just to try capture the broad spectrum of oranges and reds that have dappled the trees.

Just as I walked into the park I realised that the two trees at the other end created this rather wonderful impression!

I just loved this little window of green shuttered by the fallen and soon to fall leaves.

Excuses

Unfortunately for me, my camera was stolen at the end of my holiday in Florence (just a little shout out, if anyone has found a Canon powershot in SpaceElectronic in August…?).

Even more unfortunately for me, all my photos of all the beautiful places I visited and loved are no more.

To this day it’s the photos I am more sorry about.

In the back of a suitcase I found my old camera so I am able to document my slightly less eventful but still oh-so-lovely visit to the Scottish West Coast and Isles.

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