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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

Silhouettes

The sunsets continue. However, in these photos I am focusing more on the silhouettes and the stark contrast of light and dark.

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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.

Bugs.

Hornet's pause

 

The last two were taken at Kirstenbosch Garden in the smelling plants. I was fascinated by the light coming through the hornet’s wings, enough to risk a sting (which fortunately didn’t happen) as I fought with my cameras measly zoom. The bug (I don’t know what type!) seemed to be at one with the plant it was on that it was only through the photographing the hornet that I noticed it.

Bug's Life.

The above images are all part of my look at the still moments of insects. So often when we jump away from them in horror, we miss out on their structured silhouette, or the seeming harmlessness of them in their stationary state.

 

Southern Sunsets

It would seem that I have become one of those annoying bloggers who take the title, and abandon posting after a series of mildly rewarding posts.

However I intend for that NOT to be the case.

Though my reasons were good. No internet connection at home for a month, sporadic internet café visits with judgmental waiters who glared at me every time i brought out my computer.

I went to Cape Town.

I finally climbed Table Mountain, which was unbelievable, especially when it came to climbing through clouds.

A family friend introduced me to Cape Town’s latest musical interest, Jeremy Loops.

My room had a view of the sea. Approximately 200 photos of 26 sunsets. I’m very predictable.

More South Africa photos to come!