Spent two spectacular weeks in and around Cape Town with some wonderful people. Here are some of the pics from our trip. Think I got a bit carried away with myself so it does go on a bit.
Starting off with our first proper day out (following the bachelors – photos to follow from that) to Boulders Beach where you will find lots, and lots of African Penguins. A wonderful sight to see these ‘in the wild’ and some quality characters amongst them. Most amusingly we stopped at one place and went down to the beach where we found 5-10 penguins. Then our intention was to drive on to Boulders Beach, only to walk along a bit in the other direction to discover that we were already there. So if you visit, actually first try heading to the left side of the area rather than right and have a look down at the beach there as you may find some wandering about down there. Whereas when you go right that takes you to the proper entrance where you have to pay something like 50 rand which at the time of writing was about £2-3 which was reasonable to get in.
This trip was my first proper outing with my Nikon Df and had a lot of fun with it. Overall delighted with what it can do and slowly adjusting to the less forgiving depth of field and sharpness with FX as opposed to m43. Used both the 50mm f1.8d and the 24-85mm f3.5-4.5. Both were fun to use. I liked the wide end of the 24-85 and the 50mm definitely has better image quality. Overall though, I would say neither are absolutely spectacular and I think I will invest in the new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art when it becomes available later this year.
To view the other parts in this series, please use the links below:
- Part 1: Penguins at Boulders Beach
- Part 2: Dinner at Hudsons
- Part 3: Hout Bay
- Part 4: Clifton Beach
- Part 5: Pre-wedding braai
- Part 6: Good times in Camps Bay
- Part 7: Two Oceans Aquarium and the Waterfront
- Part 8: A day in the wine farms of Stellenbosch
- Part 9: Table Mountain
- Part 10: The Loft on Kloof Street
- Part 11: A day on Camps Bay Beach