January 29, 2016

Memories Rush In

Photograph by Pieter Russouw, National Geographic Your Shot

Water—and memories—rush in for Pieter Russouw in his photo of a cove in Yzerfontein, a small town on the west coast of South Africa. “We used to visit this little town … [during] school holidays,” he writes. “I used to love this cove, as it has a cool breeze flowing through it and was a safe haven from the harsh African sun on hot summer days.” To capture the energy of the water flooding into the space, Russouw set his camera on a small tripod and adjusted the shutter speed “to get a small amount of blur to show the water movement.”

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16 comments
ethel wice
ethel wice

what a fantastic photo.I am really drawn into this cove.Lucky you to have been there and have the memory and experience of being there.love this photo.thanks

Pieter Russouw
Pieter Russouw

Thank you Natgeo for sharing and everyone that commented I really appreciate it.

Chris B.
Chris B.

Beautiful, mysterious, beckons the imagination to tell its story.

Bonquisha Jones
Bonquisha Jones

That photographer is mi boi Jerry!  veronica smithenhoff 

Mel Rem
Mel Rem

Even with the rushing water there is an immediate feeling of serenity. Just beautiful!

Agatha Kempf
Agatha Kempf

A lotto emotion and energy in this picture. Very impressive.

Fernando Famiani
Fernando Famiani

beautiful photos, warm tones make it very suggestive . The empty shells of mollusks covering the beach make it seem almost dramatic .

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