While I am not really much of a beach person, I love taking sea photos. The ocean has always calmed me. In Cape Town, where I live, we are blessed with not one but two oceans – the cool Atlantic Ocean and the warmer Indian Ocean. This means that you will almost always see the sea at some point, whether you are heading out on a road trip or exploring within the city and its surrounds.
Indian Ocean beaches include the False Bay coastline, which consists of Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, St James and Boulders (the popular penguin beach). A bit out of town within the greater Western Cape, Betty’s Bay and Smitswinkelbaai are found on the Indian Ocean coastline.
The Atlantic Ocean areas include the Atlantic Seaboard beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton, Sea Point, Llandudno, Hout Bay and Bakoven to name just a few. Noordhoek and Scarborough also lie on the Atlantic Ocean. Heading onto the northern Atlantic Seaboard, you will find the beaches of Blouberg, Milnerton and Big Bay, with Robben Island also found on this side. Hermanus is a whale watching town that lies on the southern side of the Atlantic Ocean, a few hours outside of Cape Town. It is here that some of the most amazing sea photos can be captured.
Why I Love Taking Sea Photos
Since I was a kid, I have loved seeing the ocean. When I was around 10 or so, I had the chance to join some family friends on the water when they judged a yacht race. This experience stayed with me forever. Later, I volunteered at my local aquarium, where I got a chance to learn more about the many creatures living beneath the water. A few years ago, I went shark cage diving, fulfilling a long-time dream to see sharks in their natural habitat.
Sea photos to me are instantly soothing and relaxing. The sound of the ocean is often used in meditation or for those who battle to sleep, and images of the sea bring to mind peaceful, quiet thoughts. Even though the sea can be brutal, on a perfect day in Hermanus, when the Prints by Roxb Rocky Shore photos were captured, it was calm and brilliantly azure.
The Rocky Shore series can be purchased individually and downloaded as a digital file. Each photo costs $10 and both are available via Prints by Roxb shop. You can print each of these sea photos at home, or take them to a professional print shop to make a larger sized poster. View Rocky Shore 1 and Rocky Shore 2 to go directly to each download.