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July 14, 2009

Kalk Bay wave – Flickr pic of the day


This powerful image was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace.

Keith says, “This was captured on September 1, 2008 after a storm had passed over Cape Town. When I saw these huge waves flooding the breakwater I made an immediate U-turn and drove into the harbour precinct. It was a humbling experience to observe and hear the absolute power of nature in action.

“Cape Town is a photographer’s paradise. With rugged mountains, craggy coastline and ever-changing weather conditions, there is always something to get one out of the house with one’s camera. Apart from wild sea conditions, which make any picture more interesting, the countryside is beautifully green from the winter rains and the mountains become a hiker’s delight. Among other fynbos varieties, the proteas are out in abundance and even the gentlest of strolls provides myriad delights to the eye.

“Where else in the world is one able to capture the sun rising over the False Bay coastline, spend the rest of the day exploring the mountains, or just lazing on a pristine beach while the kids are letting off steam in the safe waters of False Bay, and then later that same day, catch the sun setting over the majestic Atlantic, just a short drive away? A picnic basket, a chilled bottle of the Cape’s finest and a camera complete the picture.

“And then there’s Table Mountain!”

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Image © Keith Lyle aka Stanleyace 2009

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