Cape Town in December can be beautiful and full of interesting photographic opportunities. One of my friends, Michael, decided to buy a DSLR, not really knowing how it worked, I offered to help him get familiar with how his new camera worked. It was also a good excuse to head out around Cape Town and get some new images for myself..of places you drive past every day and never have time to stop at to get photos. We headed down to Smitswinkelbaai, just near Cape Point, and were lucky enough to get some good photos of the local fishermen pulling in a catch of Yellowtail.
We also spent some time in Simons Town..I always enjoy Simons Town as there is always such interesting things to photograph..you have the old buildings, the interesting people, and the fascinating Old Burial Ground near Seaforth.
On New Years Eve we thought it would be fun to head into Cape Town city centre and sit on the road just below Table Mountain, so that we could get some good shots of the fireworks. We got there a few hours early so we could find a good parking spot, and it also gave Michael some time to get some practice with long exposures.
We also took a drive one evening along Chapmans Peak another spectacular drive in Cape Town. We found a good viewpoint where we could set up tripods. Unfortunately the sunset was quite boring, but we managed to get some interesting shots, more of Chapmnas Peak, than the sunset!