In March 2024 I returned to our place in Cape Town for the first time since 2019. Circumstances like Covid and grandchildren had kept us away, and my main intention was to start the process of selling it. As it turned out, I fell in love with this incredibly beautiful and civilised area all over again, so we’ll keep the house for a little while yet.

One of my other goals for the trip was to revisit the area and take some definitive shots of the sea, birds and people, in case this was my last trip. Over the 22 years we have owned this house, I have taken many shots, but only a very few that I really liked. That was partly because of time - kids, social engagements and the many things you have to do after a long time away, take your focus off photography - but also because pre-Covid, cameras, software and my technique were not as advanced as they are now.

I usually do a short description of the technique involved with these shots, but it grew so long that I have moved it to a separate post here. These photos are all of seascapes within 5 miles of our house (which is in Noordhoek in the southern peninsula) wiith the exception of the Cape Point shots which were about 20 miles away. I don't know a world-class city anywhere that has this kind of scenery so close by (with the possible exception of San Francisco), and I haven't really scratched the surface. I got far more shots than I expected, so have decided to show them all but split into two albums of which this is the first. I hope you like them.

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