It was early Spring in South Africa’s Western Cape Province and I decided to take the day of and go for a ride on my motorcycle. Near Fisherhaven, outside the town of Hermanus, these vineyards caught the sun, making them look very light green in colour, with the backdrop of the mountains across the Fisherhaven Lagoon giving the photograph depth.
Award Score: 66 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 17.5, Style 11.5, Skill 12)
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | May 09
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Fisherhaven, Western Cape | South Africa
Photographer: Naude Visser (Cape Town, South Africa) Registered
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.