I had the chance to visit the Cape of Good Hope during my recent trip to South Africa. After visiting the location I decided to stop at a rocky outcrop to photograph the surf and the rocks prior to heading back to Cape Town. It was hard to find a setting that stood out so I decided to select some rocks that provided a good example of what the rock formations there looked like.
Rock formations in this area are mostly made of granite, shale and mudstone. I was mostly impressed by these red-ish stones and also by these little black-shelled creatures called Common Periwinkles. It was hard to walk on the rocks without stepping on them. I did my best not to step on them but I’m sure some of them met their fate through my efforts to obtain this photo. Common periwinkles are native to the North-eastern coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and were possibly introduced in the mid-19th century to the rest of the world through rock ballast in the ships’ hulls.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 20 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/22, shutter speed at 6 seconds and the ISO set at 100. I also used my .9 and .6 Lee neutral density filters along with a circular polarizer. This was a single image processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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