Instead of doing the jobs I should have been doing yesterday, I had a play around with one of the images I took on Monday at Muizenberg. I quite like how it came out, although I’m now quite a way behind with the jobs I should have been doing.
My only real issue (other than those jobs) is that it looks like the sky was added later. The sky wasn’t added later: that was the sky that was there when I took the shot. But – for me, at least – it would have been better (with hindsight) if there wasn’t that unfortunate natural gap between the rooftops and the drama.
But maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself. I think I’ve turned an OK shot into quite a nice image. And I’ve learned quite a lot while I was doing it.
Remember when I saw a UFO over Cape Town back in 2012? That was all happily explained as being an experimental NASA/Space Force/USAF high altitude plane.
And so we happily went back to mocking those people who insist that they see these sort of things on a regular basis.
Well, that was until I glanced through some of the photos I took while out at Muizenberg yesterday. And I saw this:
It seems that the literally thousands of people illegally on the beach yesterday were not alone. Check out that traditionally saucer-shaped object, traversing across the azure skies above False Bay. And I promise you that I haven’t photoshopped it in there (like I have that sort of skill anyway) – this is a genuine image taken with my camera and all I’ve done is cropped it ever so slightly to centre the object. Here’s the big version so you can have a closer look.
It is – quite clearly – a flying saucer. And weirdly, I’ve lost all my memories of the rest of the public holiday and I have a bit of a sore backside this morning.
But that’s probably down to the copious amounts of Milk Stout I enjoyed while braai’ing in the afternoon. After all, there can’t be any other reasonable explanation, right?
If anyone else in Cape Town saw anything weird in the skies yesterday, please get in touch.
Or… I mean… you could just glance at the uncropped version, featuring a Cape Gull dropping a white mussel onto the beach to break it open. And why not? It was about lunchtime.
After a very successful (ie. winning) quiz evening at Cafe Roux last night, supporting the amazing work of the Jones Safe House, we hit Surfers’ Corner at Muizenberg for brunch and a bit of fresh air this morning.
Then home, where the kids were delighted to find a Garden Acraea (Acraea horta) on the patio:
Obviously, those two photos aren’t to scale, or that would be a butterfly of fairly terrifying proportions. More kid/butterfly interaction here.