St James Beach is one of the smaller beaches along the False Bay coastline but with its colourful Victorian bathing huts and tidal pool it has a quaintness and charm that makes it a popular destination for Capetonians during the summer.
The hamlet of St James is one of Cape Town’s smaller suburbs but it has a rich history. Along the Main Road towards Muizenberg there are still a number of beautiful old stone mansions and buildings dating back to the late 1800’s attesting to its affluent colonial origins. At the time this particular stretch of Main Road was commonly referred to as “Millionaire’s Mile”.
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pozaru (40) 2012-03-08 4:59
Love the rich colors of this joyful picture !
Nice reflections of them in the water, too
chrisostomou (568) 2012-03-08 5:14
very beautiful composition..i really like the strong colors, all in line in the middle of the picture…with leaving tones of blue in the rest of it…nice sharpness and clarity also…well done.
iainsp (2626) 2012-03-08 5:20
This is way better than my own pictures of St James Beach (not posted, for that reason) - my defense is I had a labrador with me that day, and I couldn't get on to the beach for a more frontal PoV.
The emptiness of the beach is rather appealing in your shot - especially on what looks like a lovely day.
SnapRJW (31613) 2012-03-08 8:03
Hello JP - These bathing huts make a superb subject. I like the brilliance of the colours against the colours of the natural environment. I haven't been to this area of the Cape for many years but I remember the fabulous mansions you speak of in your note. Another place on my 'to visit' list! Have a good evening and TFS Rosemary
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-08 8:52
COLORS!!! Love this photo. Very Sharp and Detailed.
dta (68096) 2012-03-08 9:13
Hello Jp ,
These little colorful beach cabins are really picturesque . An excellent subject for the photographer .
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-03-08 22:01
Howzit JP,What a vibrant scene you have captured so well, fantastic colours on these beach huts, like your Pov from the water. Some how to me I associate these type off beach huts with the UK, but look splendid in the sun and Bg, blue sky. Cheers Iain.
jjcordier (76976) 2012-03-09 0:29
Jolie composition utilisant très bien ces belles cabines colorées superbement éclairées.
Johanet (218) 2012-03-09 9:21
I've tried to capture this view before, but alas, unsuccessfully. Yours is gorgeous.
Were you standing in the water?
May I say someting you won't like? I would have PSed the white rock..... OK, pretend I didn't say that :-)
finlay (1549) 2012-03-09 15:29
The strong colours of these beach huts make them a reall standout and a hint of reflection in the sea too. Sea, beach and huts all running on strong diagonal lines. Well captured.
npecanhuk (66862) 2012-03-11 8:40
What lovely and beautiful colorful photograph!
It seems to be such a peaceful place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me here too!
TFS - congrats,
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2012-03-12 6:16
beautiful iconic colours in this, and wonderful composition. Great shot!
- Copyright: JP Grobbelaar (Fly) (366)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 DX VR, Circular Polariser
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beach Huts [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-08 4:52
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