The Wolfberg Cracks and Arch – David’s photographs

Walking through the archFull-size photographs of the amazing scenery of the Wolfberg cracks and arch from our trip last November.

 

 

The previous post covered Martin’s account of our exciting experience in the Wolfberg arch and cracks in the Cederberg park, South Africa. The nature of that post required in-line, smaller images, most of which were of the nature of snapshots.  However on the Cederberg walk, flushed from the positive experience of Myanmar and Cambodia, I had decided to treat the occasion as a full-on photographic exercise, and took two goodish cameras with me.  This was a first for me – on all previous serious walks or treks that involved scrambling, I had taken only compact cameras, because bigger DSLRs were too bulky to carry and too vulnerable to damage.   The cameras I took on the Cederberg walk were the ones I used in the far east – the Sony Nex 6 with 10-18 super-wide zoom and the Nex 5 with 55-210 tele zoom with an additional 16-50 compact zoom in a side pocket.  To my surprise, the system worked really pretty well.  The cameras came through pretty unscathed despite some quite bumpy scrambling, and they enabled much nicer shots, with depth of field effects impossible with a smaller camera.

So here are the photographs.  As usual, instructions on viewing them are at the end of the post.

The Wolfberg Cracks and Arch

Dusk over the Cederbergs
Dusk over the Cederbergs
Arches inside the crack
Arches inside the crack
Moonrise over the Worfsbergs
Moonrise over the Worfsbergs
Moonrise in the cracks
Moonrise in the cracks
The cracked rock
The cracked rock
The Wolfsberg arch
The Wolfsberg arch
Silhoutted in the Wolfsberg arch
Silhoutted in the Wolfsberg arch
Walking through the arch
Walking through the arch
Cederberg fynbos
Cederberg fynbos
Howling at the sun
Howling at the sun
Sunset over the Cederbergs
Sunset over the Cederbergs
The windy way home
The windy way home

To View: If you have Flash the photos are best seen in full screen (press FS in the bottom right hand corner), and in slide show ( press SL).   If you don’t have Flash, i.e if you are using an Apple iPad/Pod/Phone, or a Nexus 7/10 tablet, or any Android tablet running 4.1 +, you can now see them as well.  Just click any of the thumbnails and a full screen slide-show should start. Information on each photo can be seen by clicking on the ‘i’ symbol in the upper right corner of the screen show.

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