Summer is very harsh in The Namaqualand, hot and dry, so winter rains bring the life to the region and spectacular colours.
Carpets of flowers cover everywhere. Oranges, yellows, pinks, whites and reds, these flowers remind of the life all around.
Focal Length 142mm
Shutter speed - 1/25th sec
Aperture - F9
ISO - 100
Randjiesfontein Racing Centre has a pair of huge powerlines running across the training grounds. It makes for a terrible background. However shooting with a very slow shutter speed and panning has used the lines to make a very dynamic image.
Across Saldanha Bay 30 minutes before the sun rises
Saldanha Bay is Africa’s deepest harbour. Ships overflowing with iron ore, coal and other material goods arrive at Saldanha and depart full of refined iron, steel and other heavy goods manufactured in South Africa.
This was taken from the other side of the bay, looking towards the silhouetted iron ore refinery and the dry docks.
The 3 towers to the right on the horizon are legs of a jack up rig, they stand some 300 feet into the sky above the rude rig below