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The wineproducing area starts some 30km from Swellendam at Bonnievale. These photos are from that area. We had to go to Worcester some 140 km away yesterday for our son's cricket match against a school there so I was unable to vote or comment on most photos yesterday - only came back late Smile They won the match by 5 wickets and remain unbeaten since January 2012 !
Thanx for the kind votes and comments on my Jail image yesterday - and a special thanx to Pamela for the mod - a great improvement Smile
Have a wacky Wednesday !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Feb 2013 - 3:37 PM
Focal Length:11.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Winelands
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:20 Feb 2013 - 3:20 AM
Tags:Bonnievale, Landscape / travel, Western cape, Winelands
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 3:29 AM

Beautiful landscape

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abeeror2
abeeror2  2 Spain
20 Feb 2013 - 3:50 AM

Lovely landscape images, beautiful place.SmileSmileSmile

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:41 AM

You live in beautiful countryside. Very nice image.

You will have to explain cricket sometime. Baseball I understand, Herman.

Peter

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:45 AM

Morning Herman, beautiful part of this country,well seen composition,enjoy....John

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
20 Feb 2013 - 5:07 AM

Two excellent landscapes and I really like V1 with four depth of field levels
great colour showing this very clearly. Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:42 AM

Glorious scenes, Herman, just love those wide open spaces, perfect captures. Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 6:10 AM

Two beautiful landscapes - I can imagine the air is so fresh and clean, love the red flowers in V2

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 6:41 AM

What a beautiful place and very well portrayed Herman. Like both of these very much.

Andy

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114322 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 6:48 AM

Two glorious landscapes..V2 just has the edge Smile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:28 AM

v2 just nicks it for me today herman wonderful comp and colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:29 AM

I can taste the wine for here Herman and it has to be red wine yum yum.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:32 AM

A most pleasing landscape.

Albert

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 7:41 AM

Both images depict a very nice area - Nice Images!! I Like this a lot!

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Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 Feb 2013 - 7:42 AM

Beautiful images Herman, like both,
Fred.

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
20 Feb 2013 - 7:59 AM

Two excellent captures Herman of this nice landscape. V2 is a great composition with these lovely flowersSmileSmile
Effrossini

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:03 AM

Lovely countryside you have Herman , captured beautifully and wine as well.................................... a heady mix Smile

Rod

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:14 AM

Wonderful part of the country We off to Francshoek on Monday... I prefer the scene in V1 but dont like the grass in the forefront, would have tried to crop it a bit.

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ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:42 AM

Great images,

Ali GrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:43 AM

A beautiful vista.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 8:48 AM

A lovely view excellently captured Herman
Jim

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

Two great landscapes, I favour V1 for the great view. - gary

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digital_boi
20 Feb 2013 - 8:57 AM

a fine composition Herman a patchwork of green tones in both and the added sploodge of red colour in v2 makes for two fine captures

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
20 Feb 2013 - 9:00 AM

Lovely images but I think I prefer v1. They have a lovely peace about them and I love the way the hills keep going back.

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nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 9:02 AM

I like the first, but I love the second with those cannas at the foreground.

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 9:21 AM

Two lovely landscapes Herman..Lin

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milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
20 Feb 2013 - 9:31 AM

Brilliantly set Herman nice capture

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lonely_oryx
20 Feb 2013 - 11:02 AM

Wine producing - my type of area

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Tibetan  2 England
20 Feb 2013 - 11:20 AM

Two lovely shots Herman, we often have the wine also! lol. like both and most of all the mountains lovely, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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20 Feb 2013 - 12:03 PM

Two super images Herman.
Regards, Alf.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51306 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 12:33 PM

Wonderful deep green and red foreground in v2, Herman.

Dave

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fificat100
20 Feb 2013 - 12:59 PM

Lovely scenes, well taken, Herman. Both are super shots, but I am well drawn to V2 with the colourful floral foreground SmileSmile - (but I'd be for cloning out the wire at top - would make this image Ace)

Lavina

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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 1:38 PM

Beautiful scenery, lovely image Herman.
Rende

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CDSINUK
CDSINUK  2223 forum posts England
20 Feb 2013 - 1:59 PM

Herman, you live in such a beautiful place, love both photos, great images Smile

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 2:59 PM

South Africa has to be the lovliest part of the continent-- You image shows it to be lush and green--Lovely!

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mauriceegan
20 Feb 2013 - 2:59 PM

Great images Herman. Have never been to South Africa, it looks stunning, will have to go there, but for now will just have to enjoy your great wines.
Maurice

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Dinky65  2 United States
20 Feb 2013 - 3:37 PM

Nice.

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Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 3:50 PM

2 superb images Herman, love V2 with the FG flowers.
Brian

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GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:20 PM

Excellent landscapes Herman !SmileSmile
George

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HELANA  5 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 5:23 PM

Another two lovely landscapes Herman, It looks a great place .
ElenaSmileGrinGrin

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netta1234 Plus Member 3237 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

A lovely country side imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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achieverswales
20 Feb 2013 - 6:33 PM

Two stunning landscapes Herman.

Regards

Trev.

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anglingandyq Plus Member 2anglingandyq vcard England
20 Feb 2013 - 8:26 PM

Two gorgeous land scapes Herman love them both

Andy

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Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 - 8:32 PM

Cracking shot.

Jeff

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 9:18 PM

Two Beautiful and lovely image indeed,V2 is my favorite,very well done,
saeid

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aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 - 1:09 AM

This wine-hic!-tasted good, Herman!TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue Splendid views!Smile
AniaWink

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mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 1:13 AM

Now i need to sample the product, to provide a full critique. Grin

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gallero  3 Venezuela
21 Feb 2013 - 2:16 AM

Una excelente postal..

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 4:16 AM

Two great views showing what a lovely part of the world you live in Herman, unable to decide which I like best!
BTW very partial to South African wines and large navel oranges, both available here, such is modern commerce!
Rgds., Jim

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RuthyJ  8 England
21 Feb 2013 - 6:45 AM

Beautiful!! love V2 with the red flowers in the FG.

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bcawood  3 South Africa
21 Feb 2013 - 7:50 PM

Both excellent images of this beautiful area in SA Smile

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 8:25 PM

Two wonderful images. I'm gonna go for V2 as my fav. Excellent!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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DicksPics Plus Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 11:28 PM

Fabulous images, Herman!

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Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
22 Feb 2013 - 6:12 AM

A cracking landscape shot , Herman-well done..............GrinWink

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 6:55 AM

V2 for me, just can't resist the flowers against that backdrop!

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GiovanniGucci
24 Feb 2013 - 8:15 PM

So peaceful landscape and I love them, Herman!

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