The area between Malmsebury and Reibeek Kasteel in the Western Cape has been likened to the Tuscan hills of Italy, bathed as it invariably is, in sunshine, and almost equally as famous for its olives and Shiraz red wines.
Here the landscape shows fields of young green wheat and canola watered by winter rainfall and pointing towards a good harvest.
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Nicou (133392) 2012-10-20 2:25
Quelle vue et iamge ce nuage font des jeux d'ombres et de lumière sur le sol sur le champs quelle immensité et cpatage grandisoe vue.
Bravo et maitié
jemaflor (91241) 2012-10-20 2:26
Nice landscape and also this blue sky with few clouds is very well presented, good light management, tones are top.
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-20 2:29
what a beautiful landscape.We can find here everything an excellent shot should have.The lighting and the way it divides the scene into sunny and shaded parts is amazing.It´s so eye-catching how the sun illuminates the part of these fields and let the colors appear to us so vivid and well-saturated.
Have a nice weekend
williewhistler (15787) 2012-10-20 2:30
I do like the use of the cloud shadows to not only give a good sense of depth but also to emphasise the lovely rolling fields and with a sky to die for it`s a most appealing photograph.
As an aside as I`m sure you will have heard the harvest crops here are well down, both in quality and quantity so we shall probably be importing some of that oil and grain!
Kind regards Les.
dta (72999) 2012-10-20 3:19
Hello Rosemary ,
Wonderful ! The kind of picture that i enjoy to see : splendid clouds , game of light and shade on a fine landscape ...
maxifred (0) 2012-10-20 3:20
I know this kind of clouds and how fast they move!
So the landscape is changing every second due to the moving shades...
You've nicely caught one of those moments in this beautiful countryside.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-20 3:39
a glorious mixture of colours and light here that is just so beautiful and attractive. The landscape looks so wonderful and appealing. A strong image and captivating presentation.
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
snunney (92506) 2012-10-20 3:46
A splendid landscape composition; the light is quite seductive. Beautiful natural tones and excellent sharpness. The lovely sky makes for a great atmosphere.
JanH (864) 2012-10-20 5:19
Great landscape photography. The clouds and shadows are creating an interesting atmosphere.
Beautiful combination of just a few colours. I like the dark FG.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-10-20 6:04
I do love these shots that seem to go on forever, Rosemary. A nice simple landscape, but one overflowing with color and light, with perfect fluffy clouds to pepper it with shadow. Really beautiful!
Sergiom (70578) 2012-10-20 6:20
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Les couleurs ressortent parfaitement dans ce magnifique paysage Sud Africain. L'image est parfaitement découpée à l'horizontale.
janraiski (558) 2012-10-20 7:30
yes, very nice combination of blue green and yellow, but also nice countryside, combination of light and shadows of clouds with sense of moving, pleasant atmosphere.
CLODO (32992) 2012-10-20 7:34
You're right, it looks like Tuscany.
Good way to emphasis the cloudy sky above the colorfull landscape, their shadows giving the sense of depth.
Beautifull patchwork of colors from yellow to blue via green (half of the color circle)
rychem (30319) 2012-10-20 10:34
Beautiful mosaic of fields, fantastic colors and amazing light, and decorative clouds on the sky, simply beautiful
cornejo (37671) 2012-10-20 11:29
Hello Rosemary, very nice picture of this beautiful palette. Nice and interesting picture very well composed, performed with clarity, depth, good light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and good Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.
delpeoples (56012) 2012-10-20 16:58
Hello dear Rosemary
Did this landscape not remind you just a little of the Sicilian landscapes of Ciakgiak? Maybe its those roling green hills and the play of sunlight on the landscape. I don't know, but it's a wonderful landscape and an excellent photo. Perfect Rule of Thirds composition, superb colours and I like what the wide angle lens has done to the clouds, which has made them seem infinite. Lovely shot, have a beautiful Sunday.
annjackman (21360) 2012-10-20 20:07
Wow, that light is just perfect. Love the layered effect of the composition.
Best wishes from Hanoi,
p.s. critiques will be rather short for a while
jjcordier (79289) 2012-10-20 22:18
Une magnifique photo de paysage avec un ciel et une lumière splendides.
siudzi (34141) 2012-10-21 2:31
Wow! What a charming landscape post executed with a top class quality. Love the vibrant intensive tones and strong color contrast achieved. Also, the play of light and shadows on the hills is extremely attractive and eye-catching. Excellent!
Have a nice day!
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2012-10-21 3:30
I have often stopped and stared over the hills of Ireland when the clouds play like this and present such an interesting combination of colour and shade. This is a real eye catching image, and has a wonderful depth to it, one of those captures I feel I could just step inside! Thanks for capturing and sharing this.
All the best
JFS (32459) 2012-10-21 9:31
Great! what a palette of lights and colors! Magnificent shot Rosemary!
dkmurphys (54465) 2012-10-21 9:32
Splendid field, a ture picturesque capture in great colors and contrasts. Well seen, have a calm evening.
Royaldevon (34699) 2012-10-21 15:32
A beautifully composed shot, which reveals the wonderful colour effects of light and shadows; it is these shadows that show us the undulations of the topography.
The clouds are an important aspect. The large one is floating across like some large, ethereal creature.
My warm regards,
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-10-22 4:25
Mother Nature gives us such wonderful panoramic delights sometimes, that's one them.
The light and shade tricks are lovely, so is the gentle slope of the meadows.
marabu61 (9945) 2012-10-22 6:59
Oh, how I miss those wide open african skys (and of corse the beautiful Shiraz wines).
Beautiful landscape with intense deep saturated colors. This is a real eye catcher indeed.
have a good day
Silvio1953 (133736) 2012-10-23 0:58
Ciao Rosemary, fascinating landscape, fantastic sky with lovely clouds, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
brianmcc (6219) 2012-10-23 12:28
what a beautiful picture with an amzing light illuminating the sky and selective parts of the land. the colours are wonderful with the yellows, greens, and blues all contrasting perfectly. the undulating hills along with the moving clouds give the landscape a dynamic feel to it.