Andy Small

Castle Rock, Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Category Winners 2 – World Botanic Gardens
Winner – Second Place

After spending a few days at Kirstenbosch, I knew, at this time of the year, that the sun would set directly behind Castle Rock. I wanted to capture the drama of this and the Strelitzia (Strelitzia reginae) provided colour and movement in the foreground.

I knew the shot I wanted from researching earlier, so i waited for the sun to drop below the mountain. I worked quickly, trying different compositions with the Strelitzia as the foreground.

Nikon D300, Nikon DX 17-55mm lens