this is one of the many beautiful vineyards in the small town of Franshoek in the cape region of South Africa.
Franshoek, meaning the French corner, was initially settled by French Hugenots fleeing religion persecution in Europe. They brought with them there knowledge of winemaking and started the now important wine industry in South Africa. The buildings are in typical cape dutch architecture usually with thached roofs. Franshoek today is the foodies capital of South Africa with an abudance of Michelin star restaurants and countless vineyards to sample the local produce.
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mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-05 14:03
tonalità che dà forza all'imagine nei contrasti tra la luce e le ombre.
Ben composta la scena con l'inquadratura che valorizza la fontana in FG,
ACL1978 (7491) 2012-09-05 14:12
Great composition here, dominating the FG with this character-filled fountain before giving way to an idyllic and beautiful background. The vines at the base of such a sheer cliff face are a nice contrast, and the whole shot is nice and brightly exposed. Thanks for this!
dkmurphys (50032) 2012-09-06 1:32
Very fine composition from that beautiful place. I really want to go there, lucky you!
Have a nice day.
kasianowak (6869) 2012-09-06 1:51
Interesting composition and framing of the foreground feature. The colours and light are superb.
Have a nice day
jhm (140110) 2012-09-06 3:27
Franshoek this is truly South African, a little bit Dutch.
This is a wonderful place for life between the mountains in these splendid valley.
Perfect taken with an excellent angle, this gives depth and perspective.
Colors, sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
fabbs99 (16495) 2012-09-06 12:00
Good view of the house with hill in the background.Refreshing sight of this beautiful place where life must be very peaceful.Great clarity and sharpness as well as nice dof.
emka (80034) 2012-09-06 23:46
So you were in South Africa!! very beautiful wineyard and it looks more like somewhere in Italy or France., with this beautiful fountai and the lavenda flowers. marvelous shot, so sharp and clear, nice colours. Must be great place to sample the local wine.
in two weeks i go to africa, i am alreadz so excited!
eldancer1 (28557) 2012-09-07 9:09
Beautiful vineyard! Nicely captured and I like your use of the fountain to create depth. Good lighitng and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
annjackman (19937) 2012-09-10 14:44
I like this very much. I recently met a couple who lived in Franshoek for a few years - it sounds a very beautiful place and I like the idea of the Michelin star restaurants and vineyards! I like the different elements in this image from the ornamental fountain to the mountain in the BG. Good use of the beautiful light.
Kind Regards, Ann
Rafer (15383) 2012-09-16 22:53
Mravellous landscape, great composition and color!!!! greetings!!!
SnapRJW (31531) 2012-09-28 22:32
Hello Daniel - I missed this one while I was in SA and because you mentioned living in Mafikeng, I thought I should have a look at your SA gallery. This just about sums up Franshoek, what a gorgeous place with the vines, lavender, beautiful Cape-Dutch building and mountain back drop. So much that typifies the area all coming together in this wonderful shot. An inspired composition. Well done you! Have a lovely weekend. Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (24856) 2012-12-30 7:08
A beautiful view of a beautiful part of the world. I was lucky enought to visit once, a good number of years ago, and your capture has reminded me of the beaty. The compositions cool, with the smooth rounded edges of the fountain lading up into the mountain, and a path leading us up to the house. Really nicely done.
All the best
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-04-25 13:43
Hi Daniel, those amazing colors and light of South Africa West so nice to see a vineyard, beautiful, sharp image, great colors.
Daniel, I can't post any pictures, a virus has infected and corrupted my other PC and the hard drive. I am trying to clean it up and recover my files if not I will lose all of my pictures...