View into Hout Bay

Aug 07, 1986



Driving down from Cape Town to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, we stopped near the end of the Hout Bay looking back toward the direction from which we came. At this angle I wanted to frame the bay with the branches of the tree to include more than just the sky up above. In doing this, I am able to keep the viewer’s attention where I want and not allow it to wander too far up into the sky. Using a flash, I was able to lighten the tree in the foreground and bring out the brown bark of the tree trunk that then adds depth and texture to the shot.