Landscape Photography on a Sunny Day
Landscape Photography on a Sunny Day

Good morning, this is 29th of October 2016.
and it is 6 o clock on the dot right now. I am heading towards Cape Point, which is
a national park near Cape Town, it is the southern western most tip of the african continent.
I am not going for sunrise photography. I am going to this dam in Cape of Good Hope
nature reserve, and I am going to take some photos of this dam, this lake, and do some
scouting today. So I am gonna walk for a few kilometers and find out if it is worth visiting
this dam during the time when the sun rises after the national park opens. Good Morning, Molo Gunjani, Salam, Shalom.
Whoever told me to Cape Point today was mad. It was a mad mad mad idea. And the reason
is that it is a very cold day today. Yoh! This place is absolutely gorgeous. The clouds,
the sky, the bush, proteas and these white flowers in the background are worth the visit
in the morning. It’s 7 o clock, I haven’t even reached my
destination yet. I haven’t reached the parking where I want to park and start my walk. So,
basically, I am just enjoying the place. So I have started my walk now. It is almost
3.5 kilometers long walk from the car park to Sirkelsvlei dam. I can see some baboon
trails, I can also see ostriches and some boks. The thing that worries me the most is
the baboons. So if you are in Cape Town, and you encounter baboons, do not feed them, do
not go near them, do not play with them, stay away from baboons. These cameras are not lying in random places,
what you have to do is that you have to go, and then come back to grab the camera. I wish, I wish, I could tell you how beautiful
this place is. The spring hasn’t fully gone yet. You can still smell some of the flowers.
It’s pink and white everywhere. The path that I have taken to the dam is a shortcut. And
there is a long path goes towards my right, but as I was taking a turn, I see a family
of baboons sitting there on the path. They are busy cleaning themselves, eating the lice
and all that… I think I will take the long path. Throughout my journey, I have enjoyed taking
photos of the water, sea, rocks, night sky, and everything. But, but, I have done seascape
photography more. Coming here has made me realise that I need to hike more, walk more,
and explore more areas. The rocks that you see behind me, trees are
making me think now. So I have got a real opportunity here, to be unique, try something
new and share it with the world. Is this view, not worth the pain? If the pain
is higher, the rewards in landscape photography are even higher. This view is dedicated to
the baboons who actually forced me to change my path. I simply love it. What I have decided is to take some photos.
So I am using a polarizer filter, and using this path towards the sky, as the leading
line. Vastness is making me feel extremely happy.
Because it is cloudy today, you can see that there are a lot of clouds and they are moving,
I still believe that there are quite a lot of photos opportunities. So for me, on this
occasion, it is not about golden hours, it is not about stunning colours, it’s appreciating
what I have right now. and working around it, or working with it. If we use the right
techniques, if we place our camera in the right location, and use a good composition,
we can come up with quite a lot of good shots and we can go hope very satisfied. Let’s go. Ok, so after enjoying for a few minutes, I
am ready to take some photos. So I have spotted this area. You can see that there are some
rocks in the foreground, and then there is a curve that goes towards the sky. So that’s
part of my composition. The water is a little bit wavy, so the wind has calmed down a little
bit, this is cape of storm remember, so the wind is not gonna stop today. But the wind
has clam down a little bit. So the long exposure will make the water silky smooth and it will
bring some reflections off the surface of the water as well. And then we have the clouds
in the background. The light is a bit harsh, so don’t expect the golden hour photos, but
the light can be blocked by the graduated ND filter, a polarizer… and we gonna take
some photos with the ND… and we are gonna take some photos. So let’s
do it. So let’s talk about scouting once again. So
I was taking photos right there towards there in that corner. And I have just walked like
10 feet, and the scenery has completely changed. We have got rocks, rusted on the top. And
then the roiboos water and then the sky in the background. This is an absolutely gorgeous
site. And I think we need to take some photos over here. I spent a lot of time understanding my camera there are various techniques of taking photos
and I am still learning those. there are a lot of people who inspire me. I try to be unique. more interested in less wide angles for photography. vertical shots, so i try to take vertical
shots. This is it for the video, I will leave you
with a few long exposures and new compositions. I hope you enjoyed the video. Please drop
your comments below to tell me what you think about today’s episode. It is a little bit
different. But i really really enjoyed it and I hope you enjoyed it too as well. Until
next time, over and out.

19 thoughts on “Landscape Photography on a Sunny Day”

  1. Praneet Bhikhta says:

    ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. amazing job sir

  2. Ryan McGinnis says:

    That's an epic place, and so many animals! How fun! It looks like there are endless opportunities for good foreground- could be nice to go ultra wide

  3. Ryan McGinnis says:

    I would definitely go back at sunset/sunrise/night and try to find good leading lines in the foreground that lead your eyes to amazing light. Daytime photos are fun to take and kind of cool to look at, but are really average. A photo with dramatic color gives depth and tells a story

  4. The Neverending Highway says:

    How did you find room in that bag for the cat? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Haha, very nice photos, thanks for sharing such amazing locations and images with us!

  5. Ayesha Toor says:

    i love your vlogging style ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    love the compositions and the videography. The b/w photo was amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. ะ–ะ•ะะฏ & ะฏะะ says:

    The colour cast was created by a light leaks. Probably you left the view finder uncovered.

  7. JALIL REHMAN says:

    One of the most memorable day of my life when we visited Cape Point :). Amazing place and great shot @6:27.

  8. usman ijaz says:

    again, great work Mujahid

  9. Gerard Gaudet says:

    Really love your new video format ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Bill Baker says:

    I love getting out by myself and taking photos. Good photos keep them coming.

  11. Chen Baojin says:

    I think you may need a polarizer.

  12. Dylan Haskin says:

    Love the intro! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. gryphongryph says:

    Beautiful quality video, but more importantly great sound….. well done!

  14. Geoff White says:

    your videos are brilliant. love your sense of humor. keep it up mate. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  15. Andrew Marr says:

    Wow, what an incredible area. You found some wonderful locations and you captured some great images. It would definitely be worth going back at sunrise or sunset when the light is softer. The landscape reminded me a little of some of the areas I like to photograph here in Western Australia. Luckily we don't have bamboos to deal with. Thanks for taking us on your recon of the National Park.

  16. Sudique1 says:

    Glad to see a new video from you.ย 
    Many photographers I watch on YouTube focus on taking photos around sunrise and sunset.ย  I'm older so many of the places I go to I can't 'hike' in the dark to get somewhere in time for that type of light.ย  I really appreciated your focus on working with the situation you have.ย  Any additional tips you have for those of us who can't chase sunrise/sunset light or can't go to the sameย location 4 days in a row would be greatly appreciated.ย  Thanks, again.ย  BTW – The baboon encounter thing.ย  I noticed the BIG sign about them in the early part of your video.ย  Scary!

  17. Naseema Barday says:

    What a fun video! Great place with some incredible animals to see. Thanks for sharing your experience. Beautiful stills at the end.

  18. Surfman says:

    Thanks for taking us along on your hike. Glad you enjoyed it.

  19. David's World says:

    can you have camera setting on screen longer

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