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October 06, 2011

Flying over the Mother City – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

My first flying instructor once told me, “You are privileged to be able to fly, and doubly privileged to be able to fly in Cape Town!” As with most of his teachings this statement continues to ring true.

My flying has improved to the point where I can now experiment with my camera at the same time.

Cape Town Harbour

Cape Town Harbour and Waterfront

Lately I have been trying some aerial panoramas which is a challenge. Apart from the obvious complications of piloting a small aircraft and taking pictures at the same time, due to the speed of the aircraft the scene is changing constantly so all the exposures that make up the stitched image need to be done in a fast burst.

Table bay

Table Bay with Blouberg in the foreground

Cape Town never ceases to inspire, and few things can be as inspirational as flying along her beautiful coastline.

Camps Bay

A stitched panoramic viewpoint of Camps Bay and Oudekraal

Hopefully these few pictures will give others some sense of what my instructor was talking about!

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Images ©  jtresfon


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