2010 FIFA World Cup-Tribute to the Rainbow Nation
Southernmost Tip of Africa and Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Where Two Great Oceans Meet
The southernmost tip of the African continent is at Cape Agulhas and not at Cape Point as many people believe. The official position of the tip is found approximately 1km west of the Cape Agulha Lighthouse. The tip's exact location is marked by a simple yet dramatic marker which was erected in 1986. In early 16th century, the Portuguese seafarers christened this tip "Cabo das Agulhas" which means "Cape of Needles" and refers to the needle of the compass which at this point shows no real deviation between true north and magnetic north. At this tip the two mighty oceans-Indian and Atlantic meet at the most southern tip of continent Africa. Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa and was built in 1848. It is one of the only three buildings in South Africa to be inpired by Egyptian architecture.
Location: About 230 km Southeast of Cape Town in a beautiful historic Overberg farming region near Suidertrand
Shot date May 2003
Nikon FA, 20mm AF Nikkor F2.8,
Nikon circular Polariser 62mm
Slidefilm Kodachrome 64
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JFS (32457) 2010-06-13 0:32
Powerful image, and vivid colours. Very good perspective.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (24228) 2010-06-13 1:26
Good Morning Abmdsudi,
This is a fine composition with the upwards pov leading constantly to the focal, brightly striped lighthouse. I like how the reds, interspersed around the shot, help to unite it as a whole.
possibly your polariser need a little tweek to keep a deeper sky colour throughout.
Have a good Sunday,
bukitgolfb301 (33708) 2010-06-13 3:41
Hi my dear Abmdsudi
Clear/vivid/fresh color, well conseidered framework and very sharp description as usual. Congratulation on your fine job!
Thanks for your sharing and have a good Sunday evening!
ajayrawat (567) 2010-06-13 5:34
wow what colors and a nice composition!
dkmurphys (44563) 2010-06-13 8:46
Very nice colored postcard. A beautiful picturesque place. Good angle view.
Silvio1953 (110966) 2010-06-13 10:08
Ciao Abmdsudi, great POV on beautiful lighthouse, fantastic bright colors, wonderful composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS tomorrow we all for Italy:)
pauloog (11747) 2010-06-17 9:07
A fine view, also because you show the special vegetation with the red of the flowers echoing the lighthouse, well done.
daddo (21428) 2010-06-18 1:12
Hi Abmdsudi.Great work that deserves much more recognition. Most effective POV which makes a lighthouse which is not that tall look taller.I like the way the red of the structure is echoed by the flowers. Lovely crisp light. Regards. Klaudio.
Bergenphotos (2220) 2010-06-27 15:19
You have great photos from the "Rainbow Nation"! The quality is good, even though it's seven years old. The composition is also a good work where you've put the lighthouse in an upper corner, which makes it look majestic. I also like the simpleness (Not many disturbing objects, just things that fit in.). I like it!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-07-02 0:41
great POV of this lighthouse that contrasts with its bright colours with the surrounding landscape....fine photo!
Have a nice day, Ivana
Urs (14082) 2010-08-16 7:37
This light tower really sticks out of the picture, even the color hues are very bright, but it fits to what the tower should do, give the ships safe passage. Your light management produced vibrant color hues with fine sharpness. well done. Thanks for your critique of my flooded paddy field shot. Hope you can dream a bit about the paradise lost, as progress is cutting into the paddy fields
kiks (11749) 2011-05-17 6:01
REaly like this composition of you. THe POV make de lighthouse look even taller and i like the fact that the red turn back on the flowers at the fg.
corjan3 (2001) 2011-06-29 7:18
I found this image of my lovely country amongst your photo's. Very beautiful and it makes me feel very sentimental. My ancestor came to South Africa in 1699 and this is the only place where I want my home to be. The world must please wake up to the myriad of problems that this country has on its downward-spiralling course and force it back to where it should be amongst the nations of the world. Thank you and best wishes.
Noel_Byrne (17121) 2012-10-10 8:28
Such rich wonderful colours. The combination of red, blue and green are so perfect with each other, and the upwards POV on the lighthouse makes the building really impressive. I did visit this place once, many years ago, but I cannot recall this beautiful building. Thanks be for your capture of it to share with us!
All the best
Robert1969 (6758) 2012-12-11 2:11
Great point of view: the lower position
makes the ligthouse bigger and higher
and it creates a nice diagonal "border
line" between the green landscape and
the blue sky. The red flowers are a nice
break between the green and it fits
ofcourse very well by the red of the
Composition and light management are
elenimavrandoni (11793) 2013-01-09 13:24
Hello Abmdsudi, this is spectacular, sharp shot, a true postcard with beautiful colors, so bright and unique point of view!Great lighthouse, great sky and beautiful flowers compose a very attractive picture!
mkamionka (28418) 2013-01-29 13:45
your gallery randomly presented to me this lovely picture and because I am big fan of the lighthouses I could not resist to click on it.
Beautiful structure presented in a great light. I like very much your thoughtful composition.