November 14, 2013
Who’s up for a Table Mountain Photo Challenge?
Born and bred in the Mother city, Leilah lives an average-Jane life in the quiet side of Cape Town suburbia. Her favourite things to do in Cape Town include getting sand in her Havaianas on the beach, and watching the bright city lights on Long Street at night.
Leilah heads up the Content Marketing team at iProspect, so naturally is addicted to all things digital. She is an avid Instagramer who "belongs" to the Igers Cape Town community, and collects memories of her city adventures (instameets) for her Instagram feed, as well as the feed of Cape Town Tourism.
"Instagram makes me see the world through different eyes," she says, yet insists she is not a hipster.
Without hesitation, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cape Town? For me it’s Table Mountain. It’s the one iconic landmark that makes this city so easily recognisable on a map. It’s the first thing I see when flying back in to Cape Town and no matter how amazing my trip may have been, it cannot compare to that feeling I get when I first lay eyes on the approaching Table Mountain from an airplane window.
Some of our fans (read social influencers) took their love for Table Mountain one step further and started an online battle to see who could capture the best photo of said mountain. Craig Howes, arguably the most influential iger in Cape Town in terms of his following, and Guy McDonald, award-winning breakfast DJ for GoodHope FM, started the friendly photo battle. And without even realising, their conversation picked up traction with fellow Capetonians and it turned into an epic battle of photos that was quite entertaining to watch. See for yourself:
Craig Howes who manages the fan City of Cape Town Twitter and Instagram account posted this photo:
@CityofCapeTown_ Best view of table mountain @TableMountainCa @CapeTown @CapeTownTourism #capetown #tablemountain
To which Guy McDonald responded:
@CityofCapeTown_ @TableMountainCa @CapeTown @CapeTownTourism #capetown I'd say THIS view of #tablemountain is better☺
@GuyMcDonald @TableMountainCa @CapeTown @CapeTownTourism I'll see your table and will raise u table with a Beetle pic.twitter.com/x72zCprJ0n
@CityofCapeTown_ @TableMountainCa @CapeTown @CapeTownTourism I used to have 1 like that but now I've got..this;)
These were my best photos from the conversation; if you’d like to see the rest go follow the hashtag #tablepicwar – or better yet, get involved! Tweet and Instagram your best photo of Table Mountain and tag it with #tablepicwar. While you’re at it, also tag your photos with #lovecapetown to have your photos featured on our wall.