Milnerton Beach Sunset - Cape Town, South Africa

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 18 June 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Our days visiting Cape Town were jam packed with things to do and see. As a photographer, I had to make sure to be in a prime location when the light was at its best. For each night I had mapped out a location that would give us a nice view of Table Mountain in the distance. On this evening, before going to dinner, we took a taxi to Milnerton Beach.


From my reading online I was expecting a truly beautiful beach with wonderful views of Table Mountain. The views of Table Mountain afforded from this location are spectacular, but as you can see from the picture above, the weather was not exactly cooperating as there was a stubborn cloud system that hung over Table Mountain for quite some time. I was surprised by how dirty Milnerton Beach was. I found garbage practically everywhere, and I had to work very hard to create this composition which did not include ugly garbage! To balance out the scene I used my new Singh Ray graduated neutral density filters.


Next we will take a trip to beautiful wine country just outside of Cape Town.

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Olympus E-5
8/5 seconds
F/22.0
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)

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