Cape Town is not only one of the most stunning cities in the world, it also bordered by some of the most scenic places you could hope to find. Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. It also forms the gateway between Cape Town and the South Peninsula.
Initially constructed during the First World War, this 9km route with its 114 curves skirts Chapman Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg, and follows the rocky coastline to unfold breathtaking views in both directions.
The route starts at the picturesque fishing harbour of Hout Bay and the climb winds steeply up to Chapman's Point, revealing breathtaking views of the sandy bays down below, until the road reaches lower levels again at Noordhoek.
Just below where I took this picture, two Southern Right whales were having fun in the shallows near the cliff...just an amazing memory!
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marina7 (8049) 2010-06-18 11:34
That's a view to die for! Amazing pink flowers in the foreground to give this stunning picture a bright contrasting touch. Great job!
Hansaphotos (6415) 2010-06-18 11:35
Wonderful landscape with beautiful colours. Nice compo with the flowers in the foreground. Fantastic colour on the sea. Very well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a great WE.
Best regards, Erling
ciakgiak (30405) 2010-06-18 12:04
the scene is splendid, the image is very well composed and it have a great quality.
I like the flowers in FG and the perfect saturation of the colors. Congratulations, TFS.
bema (26233) 2010-06-18 12:04
a great landscape and a fascinating shot of yours..
fine colors and a real pleasant outlook..
have a nice weekend, see you, Bernd
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-06-18 12:31
Que linda paisagem na África do Sul , ficaram fantásticas estas flores no primeiro plano deram muita beleza a foto , bonitos tons de azul e verde, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
npecanhuk (60192) 2010-06-18 12:34
Very attractive photo!
I miss a bit more of sharpness (a matter of personal taste), but colors, exposure, chosen pov, composition, horizontal format are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
SWEETFREEDOM (21544) 2010-06-18 12:35
very nice landscape, good colors and sharpness.
pauloog (11747) 2010-06-18 12:41
A beautiful view, well composed by showing also the vegetation in the foreground. Good warm colours;
bartekp (4746) 2010-06-18 13:26
Nice shot, fine colors and composition.
Have a nice evening
Cricri (100367) 2010-06-18 22:07
Très jolie vue de ce paysage aux couleurs bien rendue et lumineuse, joliment cadrer avec le bouquet de fleurs,belle composition
J_Burke (1283) 2010-06-19 2:22
Beautiful colours in this picture. The deep blue sky is excellent and I really like your inclusion of some foreground too, adding different textures and colours and a nice balance.Excellent POV and well chosen aperture giving a nice softness towards the very back of the image, great DOF.TFS
Pablo25 (3184) 2010-06-19 4:54
very nice landscape with excellent colors and details. Your composition is perfect here and light is very pleasant. It seems like nice place for holiday:)
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-06-20 10:22
Beautiful vivid colors in this fine picture of the Lake
Excellent POV, nice flowers in foreground
Have a nice week
emka (72278) 2010-06-25 13:28
It is wonderful view! Beautiful flowers in fg, fantastic bay with the mountains. Fabulous view, it is a pity we do not see the whales - I am joking, the landscape is stuninnig. great colours and composition. Well done, tfs
patdeph (35748) 2010-06-27 6:07
this POV shows the beauty of this coast,and the colors are splendid,the pink flowers of the foreground adding a magnificent color!Superb!
dta (62392) 2010-06-27 6:12
Hello Hemant ,
What a wonderful view ; This bay is one of the most beautiful on Earth ! The POV is really well chosen to show it . The little coloured flowers in the FG are a real bonus .
Thanks for the share .
andywo (4723) 2010-07-07 5:31
Very nice view to the wonderful bay, good composition and colours. Well done.
Greetings from Poland,
delpeoples (52301) 2010-07-08 2:06
Hi Hemant, this is a spectacular panorama. I like you you;ve included the wildflowers in the FG to provide a good anchor for the shot and beautiful focus. Excellent depth of field and colour rendering. Great job, TFS and have a happy day, Lisa
bmukherjee (1512) 2010-08-15 9:25
A very photogenic place indeed - excellent composition with the flowers in the foreground and the mountains behind. Honestly, I never knew South Africa was so beautiful. The photo is slighlty soft - perhaps a little sharpening might do it good...
fds (7240) 2011-02-06 4:55
very beautiful image with great colors
hispic (9619) 2011-02-07 19:26
How splendid indeed! Three little pink flowers, white shining cloud and waves in blue are truly beautifully captured. I love this deep colour. Fascinating work.
There were no flowers when i visited there last May.
Have a nice day, Hisashi