African Landscape

The African landscape can be dry and harsh – especially during the winter months. There is, however, a beauty in the hues of brown and green.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
The African veld. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The grasses blend in with the colours of the rocks on the mountainside while the warm sun looks on.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
A mountainside. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Looking out into the distance at the horizon, the solitude of a tree rises amid the smaller brush.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
The African Horizon. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

The mountainside is beginning to green as the cooler months pass. Soon this view will change during the rainy summer months.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Looking into the distance. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

As the sun is setting, the mountainside and the beauty of the African landscape is shown in its golden light.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
The golden hour lighting a mountainside. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

I love the African mountainside and every time I visit it, I embrace its beauty.

Have you experienced the African landscape in wintertime?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by Frizztext’s A-Z Challenge)

35 thoughts on “African Landscape

  1. Yes I have, and in summer too – roads absolutely lethal due to potholes amd bad driving but wonderful scenery and wonderful people 🙂 I remember sitting on the back of the farm pick-up looking after the beer and some other supplies while having some banter with local guys in Chegutu who couldn’t believe the British man was acting as driver for the African lady boss! One of my enduring memories of a holiday working on my Mother-in-Law’s farm 🙂


  2. Beautiful photos which really back up your words about being dry and harsh – really very well captured – my winter visits in Africa only counts egyptian, tunisian and moroccan visits… 🙂


      1. Yeah but the winter of the southern Africa is just tahat time of the year I’m most buzy the european summer – I travel a lot during this period but it is business-related where I can mingle something “local” freedom into… 🙂


  3. You make me dream of SA High veld and also Bush veld in winter. Very different where I am now. Miss it much but I’ll go back and visit again one day


  4. The sun is the best for light camera effect. I dread the desert areas in summer, so I can’t complain when I’m in the desert when it’s during winter. 😉 I love seeing boulders. Great captures, Colline!


  5. Love the soft light in the photos Colline .
    Have only visited once …explored a little of the garden route and Stellenbosch and other wine producing areas .. really enjoyed the landscape changes from sea to mountains .


  6. Lovely photos, Colline. They reminded me of a trip to Zimbabwe in the winter. The light on the kopjes, and the Matopos Hills in particular was dreamlike. Oh yes, and Great Zimbabwe too. It was hard to believe it was real in the otherworldly afternoon light. There are photos somewhere in my archives.


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