Vineyard Photograph – Or As I Like To Call It, My Windows Desktop Interpretation

Nature Photography - Vineyard against blue sky, Cape Town, South Africa (Photos by Angelika)

I can’t help it … looking at this photo, the typical Windows image, you know, the one with the green hills and the blue sky that was the standard image on every PC, pops into my mind when I look at this vineyard photograph. I didn’t have that thought when I took it, I simply liked the contrast of the blue of the sky and the green of the grapevines, together with the strong fence lines going up the hill, but today, that is what it reminds me of.

Catching a break while assisting my friend on a photo shoot on one of South Africa’s many beautiful vineyards over a year ago, I couldn’t resist and literally had to take some photographs myself. It was one of those hectic days and I thought I wouldn’t even get a chance to take out my camera to shoot any images myself, but lucky me, between two set ups I got a short opportunity to get creative.

If you’ve ever been to Cape Town and the area surrounding the city, you know how stunning the place is. Only a stone throw away, you’ll find vineyard after vineyard with high mountains in the background.

You can catch some spectacular views from the many wineries around Cape Town and I have to admit I’m still amazed by it’s beauty and diversity. Rolling hillsides that grow some of the best grapes, making some exceptional delicious wines of the Western Cape.

It was a warm sunny day, with a light breeze in the air. There where some bigger clouds in the distance around the mountain range, but above the vineyard, only a few small clouds where lingering in the air. In my eyes, these little clouds make the photo. They break up the beautiful but otherwise boring blue sky that it would have been and add a special something to the vineyard photograph.

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