Sunrise pictures in Africa: you need to be quick

When I return home to Grahamstown from my regular trips to Sweden I come from 58 North to 32 South. That’s almost exactly a quarter of the way around the world. To take photos at dawn and sunset here in South Africa you have to be quick as the sun and moon rise and fall much more rapidly than in Sweden.

This set was taken one morning last week over a twenty minute period. It’s easy to see the light changing as the sun came up.  I was keen to catch the frosty mist down below me in Belmont Valley.  The cold air was spilling over the edge of the plateau to my east and north as it often does on cold, still winter mornings.  The grass in the foreground was catching the sunlight really nicely, it was soaking wet with very cold dew.


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