Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Watsonia at Jonkershoek

Watsonia at Jonkershoek, originally uploaded by andiwolfe.

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a lovely place to hike and to be close to nature. The morning we visited we had planned to hike up the mountain. The weather had other plans for us. The clouds were thick and low hanging, and leaking all over the place. The wind was blowing with great enthusiasm.

However, these conditions are actually great for photography. The thick clouds make for soft lighting. The moisture on the foliage, flowers, and rocks make for lovely saturated colors. The main challenges are to get the camera settings just right, to have the patience to wait for that one moment where the flowers are vertical rather than slanting towards horizontal, and to be willing to get one's bum wet while positioning oneself for a good composition.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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