After photographing the Cape Argus Cycle Tour last year for Mediclinic, I decided to photograph some scenes along the route at today’s cycle tour. Instead of carrying with me a lot of gear, I went with my iPhone 5 alone. The most interesting stop was in Camps Bay, just a few km before the finish line. Camps Bay had an atmosphere of people enjoying the beach, partly ignoring the race and partly watching it. Just another day in Camps Bay. My favourite shot is the 4th image, with the guy sunbathing next to the route.
Normally, I would edit and retouch the images on the iPhone. Today, I decided to load them into Aperture and use NikSoftware’s SilverEfex Pro to edit the images. I shot a good number of images and loading them onto my laptop made the selection easier and faster.
For all of you not from South Africa, the 2013 Cape Argus Cycle Tour is the largest (by number of participants -30000 riders) timed cycling event in the world.