Friday Photo 14: Like, It’s The Mountain Dude
Popular belief amongst some Capetonians is that Table Mountain contains crystals that vibrate in perfect harmony with the people of the city. Some take this belief so seriously that whenever they are away from The Mountain for any extended period of time, they start to feel ill, nauseous and depressed.
Like, shoo-wow dude, that’s like so deep.In Cape Town at the moment for a bit of a Mrs. Working/Family Getaway thing, so it is sort of appropriate that The Mountain that is Table Mountain makes a guest appearance on our pro-Jozi blog. To give it it’s due, Table Mountain does have this presence about it. Wherever you are in the Mother City area, it’s just there. Ever present. Looming.
The shot above was taken early morning from the balcony of the hotel we’re in down at the V&A Waterfront. The little “pimple” on the right-hand edge of the mountain is the upper station of the cableway, with Signal Hill at its’ base. Devil’s Peak is on the left, with it’s peak shrouded in cloud.
The flash looking building on the lower-right is the newish One&Only and because it’s in my shot it should be clear that we are not staying there! If you’re in CTown and need accommodation, rates at the One&Only over Christmas and New Year range from R8,000 for a standard room up to R55,000 for the Presidential Suite. Send us a postcard – it’s the closest we’ll ever get.
The final posted picture was tweaked a little to get it a little more dramatic looking, but not by much. As always, your thoughts and comments would be appreciated.
“The Mountain” © Greg Pillhofer, 2009
Original Capture: 10/12/2009, 05:33am – Cape Town, South Africa
Canon EOS350D | f/5.6 | 1/100 sec | ISO400 | 28mm | No flash