Monday, March 29, 2010

Free as a bird

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Now this was a hike

Lions Head is a mountain between Signal Hill and Table Mountain. If you climb to the top you are rewarded with uninterrupted vistas of Cape Town - 360 degrees of it. Making it to the top involves climbing some ladders and chains - not for the faint hearted. But wait, there's more ... If you climb to the top when the moon is full, you get to see the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean and the moon rise over the city of Cape Town. This has become a very popular adventure, particularly with the young people (for obvious reasons). Folks picnic and drink wine at the summit and then stumble down (often in flip flops) by the light of the moon. I'm amazed there are not more accidents as a result. Here are some shots as we climbed, admired and scurried down again in the moonlight.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hello Cape Town

Matt waiting for flight out of Charleston to WashingtonFirst day in Cape Town with family after the long haul from Charleston, Washington, Dakar, Johannesburg and finally 24 hours later into Cape Town. Feel fine today - no jetlag. Just been taking it easy, hanging out at Hedge House, walking dogs in the park. This evening a bunch of folks will be over for dinner after Ben's baptism later this afternoon. More pics tomorrow.My niece, GraceWalking the dogs in the neighborhood parkHedge House

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Busy weekend

The Charleston, SC annual Water Missions International Walk for Water fundraiser was held in Cannon Park on Saturday morning, March 20th (happy birthday Dad!) The day couldn't have been prettier and a large crowd turned out for the event. These are just a couple of images from the beginning of the walk, and many more images are posted on my photo website vanessak.com More information about Water Missions International and their work around the globe can be found at Watermissions.orgIn the evening, the James Island Christian School held their annual Auction fundraiser, and since both Leigh and Matt attended there for many years, I supported that as well, so it was a day dedicated to non-profits.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fabulous Folly

We had scheduled an engagement shoot at Folly Beach this afternoon, not realizing that it was the annual Folly Pub Crawl and St. Patricks Day celebration. Anyway, we circumvented most of the craziness, and got some great pics of Ryan & Elisa. Congrats!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For the local baseball fans ..

I was having fun with new software and applied some effects to this aerial shot of the Joe Riley Stadium. Don't you just love what you can do with digital images! The possibilities are endless and so little time to play ..

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Flight of the Bumble Bee

That's what it felt like buzzing over Charleston in Jay's R22 chopper. He sold his 4-seater (got tired of doing tours) and now just uses this 2-seater. It has been a pretty weekend, relatively speaking, although visibility today was nowhere near as great as yesterday. Just another lesson - seize the moment while you have it. Anyway it was a lot of fun. For more aerial images from Sunday's adventure, visit www.vanessak.com
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