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The Art of Photography => Landscape Showcase => Topic started by: William Walker on August 29, 2019, 05:50:34 am

Title: "The Swartland"
Post by: William Walker on August 29, 2019, 05:50:34 am
The Swartland - or "Blackland" derived it's name from the natural vegetation, the "Renosterbos" (Rhinoceros Bush), which used to turn black in summer.

As can be seen, the Renosterbos has made way for wheat, canola (rapeseed) and grapes.

The Swartland is now best-known for the wine that is made here and, last year, local winemaker Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiastís 2016 International Winemaker of the Year.
(If you are keen on wines, check out: Sadie Family Wines, Mullineux & Leeu, A.A. Badenhorst and Porseleinberg..)

A wonderful place to live!

If you look closely, you will see Cape Town's Table Mountain slightly centre-left at the back...

Title: Re: "The Swartland"
Post by: stamper on August 29, 2019, 08:23:08 am
Amazing.
Title: Re: "The Swartland"
Post by: Bob_B on August 29, 2019, 08:45:50 am
Beautiful and so visually soothing with the lush curving hills. Kudos!
Title: Re: "The Swartland"
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 29, 2019, 11:12:15 am
Beautiful and so visually soothing with the lush curving hills. Kudos!
+1.
Title: Re: "The Swartland"
Post by: Jeremy Roussak on August 29, 2019, 12:59:10 pm
Beautiful. Reminiscent of Kevin's Palouse photos.

Jeremy
Title: Re: "The Swartland"
Post by: kers on August 30, 2019, 06:14:12 am
Beautiful landscape and photo...

Title: Re: "The Swartland"
Post by: RSL on August 30, 2019, 07:16:01 am
Another beauty! Well done, William.