There is the line from a song which essentially is a complaint: I joined the navy to see the world but all I saw was sea. Well I climbed on a table and it opened my eyes to see a sea of sheen, shine and shimmer – I did not complain. Naturally it draw my attention to this week’s WordPress photo challenge which opens the lens to shine.
I took these photos not long after I bought my first Nikon DSLR camera in July 2011 and it was my first mountain hike with said camera. The table I am referring to is Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa and the first 2 photos where taken while descending the mountain on the Camps Bay side after a day of solitary hiking and experimentation with the camera.
The third and forth photos were taken three quarters of an our later having reached the contour route but still elevated above the sea. The flash reflecting from the burnt out out tree causes quite a shimmer on the black scorched surface while the golden shine enveloping the tree in the third photo, is visible in the v-shape.