Category Archives: Photos

C-17 Globemaster

A C-17 Globemaster kicks up dust as it gathers speed in its take-off run

A C-17 Globemaster of the United States Air Force kicks up dust as it gathers speed in its take-off run during an air show in Cape Town.

Rooivalk

South African Rooivalk attack helicopter

The Rooivalk (Red Kestrel) attack helicopter is wholly designed and built in South Africa. It is considered by some to be a more capable airframe than other attack helicopters like the Apache but has not been purchased by any air force other than our own. I don’t claim to fully understand why but suspect it may be that the total package of airframe, avionics and weapons system simply doesn’t have the maturity and support offered by other aircraft. This forum post goes into more depth on the development and success or failure of the programme.

A Discarded Feast

A partially empty fast food container discarded on the dolosse along Gordons Bay harbour wall

One shouldn’t have to see litter like this everywhere you go. When will everyone learn that it is in all of our interest that we not litter?

Homeless

Homeless man sitting in the morning sun

During a photowalk along Gordons Bay beach I came across this homeless man sitting on a bench in the weak winter sun. He wasn’t very talkative but kindly acceded to my request to take his picture.

This picture is #5 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100strangers.com.

Elliot Meets Godzilla

A Coca-Cola crate statue and a dockyard crane 'face off' in the V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain in the background

Read more about Elliot the Coke Man at Ads Mitchell: Huge Coca Cola Man Takes a Seat in Cape Town.

A great place to live

Apartment blocks in the V&A Waterfront reflected in the water with Table Mountain in the background paionted red by the setting sun.

These apartment blocks must be a fantastic place to live, but not cheap by any means.

The Wheel of Excellence

The Wheel of Excellence ferris wheel at night