This scene of Kogel Bay as taken from Clarence Drive was taken during mid day, but the cloudy conditions created perfect light for landscape photography. This Bay is part of False Bay and is known for excellent surfing waves, although a fatal shark attack took place here earlier this year. When the South East Wind blows the clouds tumble over the mountain. Normally in summer this would be white clouds, but on rare occasions the South East brings rain and is then called a “black South Easter” – hence the dark clouds.
Technical Info: Canon EOS 500D | Exposure 1/125sec @ f/11 | Focal length 18mm | ISO 100
Award Score: 60 (Value 11, Clarity 11.5, Composition 14, Style 11.5, Skill 12)
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 27
Title of the photograph: Clouds over Kogel Bay
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Kogel Bay, Clarence Drive | South Africa
Photographer: Naude Visser (Cape Town, South Africa) Registered Photographer
Naude Visser was born in Harrismith, Free State, South Africa. He grew up and went to school in Pretoria, Gauteng. After a compulsory stint of two years in the army, he went to study law at the University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. He is a lawyer by profession and have recently started taking photographs. His wife gave him the camera for Christmas last year, and he did a bit of reading on landscapes since June this year. He is also a qualified tourist guide for the Western Province of the Republic of South Africa. Naude Visser is 50 years old and relatively novice in photography, but willing to learn. He lives in the suburb of Vredehoek in the City Bowl of Cape Time. His family has a holiday place at Struis Bay near Cape Agulhas where they go on week-ends. The road between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas is very scenic and most of his landscapes are taken there. He has not entered any competitions before and he is glad to be part of Light & Composition.