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Swellendam Reservoir

By Hermanus
Yesterday was such a glorious Spring day that I had to grab the camera and took a hike to our water reservoir against the mountain. All our water come from the mountains Smile The dam was surrounded by Pine trees but they were all destroyed two years ago in a fire. Hopefully the heather will be back this year.
Thank you so much to Ju and Graham for their precious UA's on my yellow ranunculi yesterday and also to everyone who voted or commented !!
Have a super weekend

Tags: South africa Landscape and travel Swellendam Water reservoir

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7 Sep 2013 4:22AM
Wowsers. What an awesome landscape. Stunning Herman and had to give you my UA for today. Love it Grin


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This is a wonderful landscape, Herman. Great reflections, but I really like how you have the image go from close foreground to the mountains in the back.

Outstanding picture beautiful composition.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
7 Sep 2013 5:33AM
What a beautiful scene, Herman, and some fine reflections, too. No doubt it's a haven for wildlife, too, super capture. Carol
7 Sep 2013 5:58AM
A cracking landscape shot with beautiful reflection ,colours and light , Herman - very well done...GrinGrinGrin
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 6:08AM
Beautiful reflections Herman a super shot my friend .SmileSmile
Perfect reflection, beautiful image
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
7 Sep 2013 6:47AM
Morning Herman, another great Spring day today, so you may have to go on another hike and get an equally breathtaking image. Swellendam is one of the most beautiful areas in the Western Cape. Your composition is excellent, a stunning captureGrinGrinGrinGrin
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
7 Sep 2013 6:50AM

7 Sep 2013 6:54AM
Really stunning, makes me want to be there NOW!

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 7:01AM
Superb landscape image with a very fine reflection.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Sep 2013 7:26AM

Quote:Superb landscape image with a very fine reflection.

X2. You must have noticed that the hill presents a portrait of a man, Herman. Amazing.
7 Sep 2013 7:29AM
Beautiful scene Herman, super reflection,
7 Sep 2013 7:41AM
Great capture and wonderful reflections Herman!!
7 Sep 2013 8:05AM
A serene landscape.
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 8:05AM
Beautiful image, love the reflection Smile

Wonderful reflection. Great image.

netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
7 Sep 2013 8:32AM
This is Brilliant Herman,I even turned my lap top upside down and looked at it that way as well.Smile
Beautiful shot, looks like a great place to go for a walk.
Such a great picture. It brings out the peace and beauty of the area. Love the shadows too!
7 Sep 2013 9:15AM
Wow Herman! Such an amazing peaceful landscape - superb reflection.

7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 9:33AM
Beautifully composed, exposed and photographed Herman, the deep crystal reflections are simply stunning.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 9:35AM
Now that is what I call a great reflected image Herman
not a breeze around to spoil this one suberbly shot
7 Sep 2013 9:36AM
so beautiful and love the mirrored effect given by the reflection
Andysnapper Plus
9 109 25 England
7 Sep 2013 9:44AM
An excellent landscape shot Herman, great reflections.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
7 Sep 2013 10:25AM
Awesome landscape Herman, also love the reflection.


7 Sep 2013 10:52AM
good one indeed Herman with a superb reflection think you best get out and plant some new trees Tongue

lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
7 Sep 2013 11:12AM
Love the reflections. The rocks make a good base
7 Sep 2013 11:31AM
A beautifully composed Landcape scene, lovely light and reflectionsSmile

7 Sep 2013 11:42AM
A nice scene with lovely reflection.
7 Sep 2013 11:47AM
This really is a superb image, Herman!
What a beautiful part of the world you live in!

7 Sep 2013 12:12PM
Lovely image Herman, excellent composition and I love the reflections

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 12:16PM
I like this a lot, Herman, and what a reflection!.

7 Sep 2013 12:17PM
A very beautiful scene, Herman. Excellent composition, well taken, lovely reflection.

Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
7 Sep 2013 12:56PM
A beautiful dam giving you cool , clear water. A wonderful photo xx
7 Sep 2013 1:00PM
What a stunning reflection........super image.
Breathtaking view here, Herman!Smile
Regards Valery
widtink Plus
5 406 2 Scotland
7 Sep 2013 1:30PM
This is really lovely Herman Smile A fine composition.

ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
7 Sep 2013 2:03PM
My goodness...WHAT a grand shot, Herman!! Such lush light and colour and I simply love your composition.

Bravo Smile

Fantastic shot Herman. Cathy
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
7 Sep 2013 2:28PM
A lovely tranquil scene Herman. The reflection is beautiful.......Sandy
ali63 Plus
5 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 2:37PM
superb image Herman, I love the reflections,

Ali SmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 3:41PM
Superb image Herman super reflectionsSmileSmile

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 3:55PM
Lovely scene, super reflections. I should split my time between the Northern and Southern hemispheres so that I could get two Springs per year - my favourite season!
nice reflective capture Herman

xwang Plus
8 56 8
7 Sep 2013 5:15PM
Beautiful reflection, wonderful view. Lucky you, the water must taste great!
JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 5:39PM
A really lovely landscape with that water.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 459 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 5:39PM
This is a quality shot Herman, love the reflections.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Sep 2013 5:53PM
That's a fantastic reflection and scene!
capto Plus
5 4.9k 8 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 7:02PM
Lovely reflection in the calm water.Smile

7 Sep 2013 7:14PM
Fabulous mountains, Herman. Splendid shot.
Beautiful image.
carper123 Plus
6 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 8:47PM
Wonderful scenery, Herman and a super composition, well done on those awards.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1987 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2013 9:41PM
What a shame about the pine trees, I bet they looked wonderful here, but you have still managed an excellent image with perfect reflections.
pks Plus
13 2 England
7 Sep 2013 10:46PM
wonderful reflections well taken

7 Sep 2013 10:52PM
Very beautiful indeed!!! Those reflections and mountains and the water. GrinGrinGrinGrin ---- Jukka.
Beautiful landscape Herman Don
This is just beautiful Herman..GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
8 Sep 2013 11:46AM
Such a beautiful and tranquil scene. Ann.
tonyng Plus
7 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2013 12:00PM
Undoubtedly one of your best Herman.
8 Sep 2013 3:58PM
A gorgeous landscape image!
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
12 Sep 2013 1:54PM
Beautiful scene,,,my dogs would love to upset that calm water.

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
21 Sep 2013 1:54PM
Such a beautiful and tranquil scene with some wonderful reflections

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