I’ve photographed my fair share of conferences and the 2017 Gartner ITxpo has to be one of the best run in Cape Town. CTICC hosted this world class event.
Finally at the ripe old age of 43, I experienced my first helicopter flip compliments of Shimansky and Cape Town Helicopters. After a scenic flight over the Atlantic Seaboard, we touched down at Groot Constantia wine farm. The cellar tour was followed by a sumptuous wine and chocolate pairing experience, topped off with canapes. Post lunch we were whisked back to the Shimansky Clock Tower Showroom to learn why diamonds and tanzanite are exquisite in so many ways. It was a real treat to be a part of this day, hang out with some top bloggers, and shoot from the air. The pictures tell the story.
Based loosely on Rio’s Carnival, the Cape Town Carnival is our very own African version. The 2017 Parade story began at the edge of the sea, emerging at the surface, plunging down to the depths and into the abyss. Floats varied from the Sun Godess to the Angler Fish.
Shooting on the street in amongst the performers and press gang at night was quite a challenging experience. Fortunately no lenses were dropped and I managed to stay upright on both feet while keeping focused on the fast moving flotillas.