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Wine Country Portraits

Middelvlei Winery Associate

Middelvlei Winery Associate

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The South African wine country is only about an hour’s drive beyond Cape Town’s borders.  These photo’s are from tastings at four wineries. At Murati the port tasting was accompanied with chocolate.  Casper was our knowledgeable guide for the day.  We had a wonderful lunch together at Delheim after which Casper drove us back to Cape Town in his off road modified pickup truck.  All of these were taken with a Nikon D800 and 28mm f/1.8 G.

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39 responses

  1. These pics are really awesome! Great post!

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    May 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

  2. Beautiful Pics……. I liked the Path of Bliss most……..Very apt names

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    May 1, 2014 at 8:33 am

    • The Path of Bliss was at the place where they served chocolate with wine.

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      May 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

      • Ron…you must have enjoyed the combination then… Well I enjoyed the ambiance by looking that picture.

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        May 1, 2014 at 8:41 am

  3. Bonjour Ron

    As always super pictures – but this time about the redstuff – with a little white plonk thrown in.

    Regards

    from a very envious

    Dan

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    May 1, 2014 at 8:59 am

  4. Wonderful set; easy and subtle.

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    May 1, 2014 at 10:11 am

  5. One lens, awesome

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    May 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    • Thank you. The other one that I use a lot is a 24-120 f/4 VR zoom.

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      May 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      • Nice. I don’t like carrying lots of gear either

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        May 2, 2014 at 6:09 am

        • I don’t own any of the big f/2.8 pro zooms.

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          May 2, 2014 at 6:47 am

        • Me neither. I only use a 20-35 f3.5 a 50 f1.4 and 85 1.8. On my M I use the 22 (35mm equivalent). I owned the 70-200 2.8 but I never used it. I find it better to rent what I need for a specific job.

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          May 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

        • What’s an M?

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          May 2, 2014 at 9:01 am

        • Canon M or their mirrorless camera. Good for traveling light. I can use all my standard lenses on it.

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          May 2, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        • Cool.

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          May 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  6. I have always wanted to go to South Africa…and now you tell me they make wine. Boom. Done. ;oP Those cobwebs are captivating!

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    May 1, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  7. A lovely set of photos. Path to bliss is very nice but I think my favourite is the cobwebs. I dread to think of the size of the 8 legged beasty that made those!

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    May 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    • You would have loved Casper’s truck. It was all fitted out for driving around in the African bush.

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      May 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      • Yes, some well used and abused but very capable vehicles (and drivers) down there 🙂

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        May 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm

        • It was a Japanese pickup, I can’t remember which brand. They go in caravans. I suppose that is to pull each other out, have lots of spares and mechanical talent. It doesn’t get any wilder than Africa. For someone with your interests, that would be a “to die for” experience.

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          May 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        • Yes, I would love the wilderness but I’m not keen on the heat. I think I’d prefer the wilds of Iceland or Scandinavia as it is a bit cooler 🙂

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          May 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm

        • Don’t fall through a crack in the ice and find a buried space ship, LOL.

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          May 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm

        • 🙂

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          May 1, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  8. great pics 🙂

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    May 1, 2014 at 6:09 pm

  9. great series…fun place to visit!

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    May 1, 2014 at 6:39 pm

  10. LB

    Love these photos … visiting wineries are such fun!

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    May 3, 2014 at 10:53 am

  11. Had to look at this again, taken right in my backyard, familiar places.

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    May 22, 2014 at 2:09 am

  12. Reblogged this on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life and commented:

    To view 8 photos in the gallery navigate to the original post. Click on the clock icon from the Reader, or use the “View Original” link if you see one.

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    April 3, 2015 at 9:07 am

  13. What a delightful adventure and memory you can savor over again in your photos! “)

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    April 3, 2015 at 10:50 am

  14. Lovely post!
    We wish you a great Easter!
    Best regards from the Four of us,
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri and Selma

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    April 3, 2015 at 11:05 am

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