Goodbye 2008

I know – belated at best. But read on.

Whizzing around the internet, as I am wont to do on occasion, I came across the photography of Cape Town local Joy-Anne Goodenough. I skipped through a few people shots (lovely, I’m sure, but I’m not into people shots) but had to pause at some of the beachy, landscapey, sunsetty ones. Wow.

Biggness top and bottom

That these two pics were taken at last light on December 31st last year somehow makes them even more special. Even though, when one leaves romance and spirituality to one side for a moment, it’s “just another sunset”, albeit a beautiful one.

I’ve said before that taking good photos in Cape Town really isn’t difficult. And I mentioned then that the standards are therefore raised. That to be exceptional, your pictures have to be… well… exceptional. Stuffs like these inspires me to stop feeding the kids for a while and saving the money up towards a DSLR. I could give up beer, but that would mean a degree of personal suffering and there’s only so far I’m willing to go for the sake of my art.

Also of interest is a comparison between Joy-Anne’s favourite shots and mine. Striking similarities abound. Vineyards, Chapman’s Peak, arty beach stuff. She also does sunrises. I try to avoid those whenever possible.

10 thoughts on “Goodbye 2008

  1. I’m with Goblin on this! Really liking the first pic but not that taken by the second :p

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  2. Hey thanks so much for this unexpected post 🙂 the pics above were taken with fellow flickrers and twitterers at Scarborough.

    Enjoying checking out your pics too.

    And dude don’t ever give up beer. That would be… wrong.

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  3. Goblin > Each to their own. Although your own seems to be WIggy’s as well.

    Wiggy > I like the fluffy snowflakes in the sky. It’s a Yorkshire thing.

    Joy-Anne > My issues with taking excellent pics lie with two things: me and the camera. Otherwise, it’s all good.

    Merry Lu > Indeed. Not tough to to see though.

    Jolene > Agreed.But now you’ve got me singing that song.
    “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, JO-LEEEEEEN”.
    That’s the rest of my day gone.

  4. So true – taking good pictures in Cape Town really isnt very hard 🙂 so much pretty stuff

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