A few days ago I was invited by my friend Morgan to join him and well known panoramic photographer Robert Miller, to hike up Devils Peak Sunday in order to get some good sunrise shots.
We planned to meet on Tafelberg Road Sunday at 5:30am in order to give us enough time to get to the top before sunrise. What started off as a not too difficult hike became quite tiring towards the top of Devils Peak. Luckily we managed to make it to the top just in time for sunrise.
The views from the top of Devils Peak were spectacular. We had full 360 degree views of the Southern Suburbs, right around to Lions Head! The sunrise was great too, luckily we made it up to the top with minutes to spare.
Robert Miller spent the morning working on some new panoramic shots, with a rather sophisticated robotic head for his tripod. The GigaPan head which he uses has built in software which will work out how many images you need to capture in order to create a magnificent panorama. All you do is set the upper left and lower right corners of your shot, and the head will work out how many images you will need to capture in order to create the panorama! Quite an amazing piece of equipment.
I spent the morning moving around from spot to spot, trying to decide which view was the best, it was a hard choice!
Here are a few of my photos from the day.