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View over Hout Bay

View over Hout Bay
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-21
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/16, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: My Africa adventure
Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 0:46
Viewed: 2996
Points: 34
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View over Hout Bay

While visiting South Africa I made a trip to the Cape of Good Hope. Along the way to this well known spot I stopped at this view point which looks over Hout Bay, which is a Dutch name for "Wood Bay". In South Africa you will find many Dutch names, a heritage of the Dutch sailors who started in Cape town a settlement for their fresh food supply. One other good things of Cape town are the vineyards which you can find around this part of South Africa.

PP work: Shot in Raw, adjusted brightness and clarity. Converted to jpeg, adjusted levels and curves. Resized and used USM to sharpen, add frame.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-02-15 0:50]

Hi Hans ;)...how are you...
Beautiful view, composition, perspective...TFS
All the best...
J ;)

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-15 0:56]

Hi Hans,
A marvellous scene well captured from an interesting POV with the tree serving as a natural frame.
Excellent DOF in equal sharpness both the FG and the BG.
Great details all over and very natural colors.
A wonderful postcard of this Hout Bay.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Hans,
I like the POV you choose : a large escape to the right, from the tree to the mountains. Soft colours and good control of the light.
Kind regards

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-02-15 1:29]

Hi Hans...
Nice shot with so nice view...
Nice natural colors, composition...

Very well composed landscape Hans - great exposure under the southern sun and f16 renders a really sharp image and deep DOF..

Nice shot

Hello Hans,

You are obviously enjoying this holiday.
Although I love to photograph the snow, this sunny scene is extremely appealing!

I like the inclusion of the tree which acts as a welcoming pointer, encouraging the viewer to look out across the bay, into your frame. The surrounding hills fence the bay and prevent any visual escape from the beauty of the scene.
Lovely textural details and a good dof.

Good luck with the rest of your journey,
Bev :-)

Bonjour hans

Superbe image de ce magnifique paysage. un excellent point de vue aux beaux détails.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-02-15 3:33]

HI Hans, I love your persrpective, very well comnposed, beautiful landscape photo
Viele Grüsse Rose

Hallo Hans,
Kaap Goede Hoop was vroeger voor zeevaarders een gevaarlijke ronding om naar de oost tekomen.
Maar goed dat je aan land bent gebleven om o.a.deze mooie opname temaken van "Hout Baai".

Very well composed scenic shot Hans. So sharp and crisp and smooth.
Great shot.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-02-15 9:45]

Hi Hans,
The whole landscape breathes serenity! Great sense of space in this composition. Bravo! Annie

Hoi Hans,
Je hebt op een strategisch plekkie gestaan ....
Mooi van kleur en licht. Prachtig landschap !

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-02-15 12:14]

Kia ora and welcome back Hansie - you have been missed...
What a lovely scene - your focus is great - the details are very crisp and sharp.
Well done


I posted a snap from almost the very same spot :-) http://www.treklens.com/viewphotos.php?l=5&p=465771

I was lucky with a few clouds but I like how you have included the tree to add depth/perspective/scale/interest. Really a fantastic stretch of coastline, Hans, and you've done it justice with this shot. Good one, big fella!

Hello dear Hans!

Very lovely shot in vivid colors and good DOF. The tree in the FG is quite touching and enhances the beauty of the shot!

TFS, indeed lovely composition.

Best Regards,

Boa noite Hans
Africa is in mind a excellent "open space" in this photoyou give us that dimension...excelent capture and composition.
Um abraço

Hello Hans - Nice panoramic view of the bay.

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