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.