Last week a fierce thunderstorm rolled over the Cape Province, drenching us in much needed rain.
Usually before setting off for a shoot, I would look at weather forecasts, but not being able to get a clear idea of how the weather will react in 3 hours time, I checked the satellite images for South Africa. The tail of the thunderstorm running across the province could be seen quite clearly; but what it also showed me was that the weather was starting to clear up. So I set off in blasting rain, holding thumbs that my assumption was correct.
As I arrived on top of the Franschhoek Pass, the last few drops were falling and in the west I saw the clouds clearing up.
“This might just be worth my while” – I thought, and started setting up the cameras.
I had one camera doing a time lapse over the Franschhoek Valley, which I will share later this week, and one with a 80-200mm zoom lens which I pointed in every direction that looked interesting.
The cloud bank started to roll east and with it the sun started to drape the valley in warm light, mist started rising out of the ground and the whole scene became surreal.
Franschhoek, Western Cape Province, South Africa