Breaking waves and ships near Durban

Breaking Waves and Ships

Breaking waves and ships on the horizon at Umhlanga

Breaking Waves and Ships

Here’s another take on the Breaking Waves post. This time the breaking waves and ships, which are visible on the horizon.

Umhlanga is close enough to Durban so that there is often shipping on the horizon waiting to enter Durban Harbour Nothing like just sitting on a beach watching the waves break, watching the ships on the horizon. Where have the ships been? Where are they going?
They don’t look big, but the force of waves and the backwash are strong.
Umhlanga, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Photography Notes

Cropping a photo is an old photography technique, just made simpler by digital photography. On the other side of the coin, which crop do we want to display. i couldn’t decide, so I posted both.

Waiting for a bite. Fishing on the beach at Umhlanga Rocks.

Waiting for a Bite

A fisherman’s rod propped in the sand at Umhlanga, waiting for a bite.Gone fishing. A fisherman’s rod standing in the sand waiting for a bite. Ships on the horizon queue to get into Durban harbour. Incredible light on the whole scene as the sun attempts to get through the cloud cover.

Photos from our Durban Trip, 2016.

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Cloudy Day on the Beach

A cloudy day on the beach. Looking towards Umhlanga Rocks, with Durban behind me. Interesting light on the water with clouds in the sky. Not a great day to be on the beach unless it’s just going for a morning walk.
Magaruque Island. Island life on the beach.

Island Life in the Indian Ocean

Island life by the sea with a fantastic cloudscape. This was taken at Magaruque Island soon after high tide in the morning.

Island Life – Love to be there now

A sample of island life in the Bazaruto Archipelago, on Magaruque Island to be exact. I just added this picture to the collection, though I don’t know how it was missed in the first place.

This blog seems to have become dominated by pictures from our Christmas Mozambique jaunt. It’s been a hectic year, with little time for photography, though there are still a few to be edited from Nerja and local events. The Vilanculos area of Mozambique is just so photogenic, and it was a superb holiday. I am still editing some of the selection of photos taken.

Enjoy this one, taken just as we arrived, having travelled across from Archipelago Resort in the rain!

This picture is also available on my photo site as a print, canvas, and a few other products including the very popular round beach towel and weekender tote bag. Have a look.

Interestin colours in the sea as the tide gouse out at Vilanculos.

Colours of the Low Tide

As the tide changes in the seas of the Bazaruto Archipelago, sand is revealed in some places. The various depths of water display some interesting colours.

At Vilanculos, looking over the sea at low tide. The low tide lightens the colour of the sea, showing dry sand in many places. The deep channels remain a deep turquoise / blue colour. Sometimes it looks as if you could walk to the islands.

Many photographers looking at this shot will immediately think “polariser”. That’s what I as soon as I saw the picture. A dig in my camera bag unearthed the Cokin mounts. But no filters! The filters were back in the UK, after I did a last minute camera bag change! It just shows – check your kit, and check it again!

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Here’s a similar picture with a sail.

Beach and more beach at low tide on Bazaruto Island

Beach and More Beach

This beach seems to go on forever with the sea on the horizon under a clear blue sky. The receeding tide on Bazaruto island has left a pool of water. Warmed by the Mozambique sun it is like a warm bath.

A beach on Bazaruto Island where we stopped for a while on the way to 2 Mile Reef. The receding tide left a big pool of water, but the beach seems to go on forever.

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See more of our Vilanculos, Mozambique jaunt in the Vilanculos Travel Galleries.

Ripples in the sand on the beach at low tide - Bazaruto island.

Ripples in the Sand

The tide went out and left ripples in the sand with a bit of water.
There’s even a crab.
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique.

The tide has gone out, leaving some water on this low lying section of beach on Bazaruto Island. The outgoing waters have left interesting ripples in the sand with a bit of detritus. And a crab looking for food.

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See more of our Vilanculos adventure in the Bazaruto and 2 Mile Reef alleries.