Winter Sunset over the 1820 Settlers National Monument
We get some really spectacular sunsets in Grahamstown – especially in winter around the time of the National Arts Festival. Here’s a seven image panorama taken on June 23rd five years ago. It’s one of my favourites. My Swedish friend, Jan Malmstöm, had given me a great tip for taking panoramas. He showed me that you get much better results if you hold the camera vertically (in portrait) when you want to get a landscape panorama. That means you take more images but they stitch together well and you can get a great range of colour tones. You can see that here with pale lemons, blues and purple reds. The clouds and smoke give some great textures too.