It’s been a “dreek” day here in Hout Bay. For those who wonder what “dreek” is? Well it’s a colloquial word specifically used in the Border country of Scotland. If you think the Cape Westerly’s are cold, then spend some time south east of Edinburgh in the winter and I promise you will always remember “dreek” – I digress!
As the afternoon progressed the remaining day brightened – I am always, I mean always, aware of the light, even indoors in front of “pixels”. The waning day took on a glow. I grabbed my gear and headed for Chapmans peak drive. As I drove slowly towards the toll station I was beguiled by the contrast between the scorched (http://petercorbett.com/after-the-fire-2/) fynbos and the exposed orange earth. The sun split the cloud close to the horizon adding to the golden glow. I got a day-pass and meandered along the road, annoying drivers racing past me going somewhere… why don’t you slow down and look at the light and the wonder unfolding before you?
Then I waited watching the shadows dance across the mountain, the hue deepening from the sunset. I wonder what the drivers thought (as they screeched – normal driving), as at times, I grabbed my camera and tripod running from the middle of the road to avoid adding to the road kill!
Seems I survived to post some of my images – hope you like, I do!