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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!

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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.

My Favourite Time

I am considering changing my blog name. Or at least adjusting it, because, judging by the percentage of sunset related posts here, it should be leilalovessunsets.

So don’t hold onto your hats. . .

I have some more sunset pics to share with you.

it first seemed like an eye in the sky, with the blue peaking through, underlined by orange.

then the orange became bolder and brighter and purple started to appear on the sea. In the distance, a ship crossing the horizon.

then the darkness. To the left, you can see rain showers blackening the orange sky.

 

Yes. Another Sunset Post.

I’m not sure if I should apologise for making this such a theme, or just feel really lucky to have seen so many beautiful sunsets. But. Here is the most spectacular sunset I have seen to date. These are taken in Cape Town.

Mountain and Sea

There are relatively few cities that claim that not only are they shadowed over by a mountain, but that the sea touches at their feet. Cape Town is one of them. Part of the reason that I consider her the most beautiful and photogenic of cities.

Here are a few more photos from visit there over Christmas, focussing on the relationship between Table Mountain and the Sea.

My friend, captured in a moment of appreciation.

Taking the cable car down (my knees didn't want to experiment with Plattekloof) I took this photo as the window rotate to look up at the mountain. It was then that I realised the full perspective of size.

On top of Table Mountain, looking south through the clouds. It was such an eery experience to walk through clouds.

 

This photo gives a sense of how close some of the clouds get to the surface of the mountain (and sometimes swallow you up). You can also see a distant glimmer of sea.

It was impossible to resist the temptation to pose. Also to feel the lift of fresh air under my arms and through my hair. The view was amazing. However a little terrifying to get to this spot as it was a few jumps over a few overhangs and gorges.