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Theewaterskloof Dam

I shot this in 2000 using my wonderful Canon EOS 5, and Ilford HP5 pushed one stop to ASA 800, to bump up the contrast and grain. I like the rugged look that the film gave under those conditions.

Theewaterskloof dam is a man-made reservoir, and in places some of the original trees in the valley still protrude from the water somewhat eerily.

Standing on a bridge that crosses the dam, I took this picture to capture the reflections of the long dead trunks in the water. The overcast weather only added to the mood. One can’t tell from the picture, but it was actually raining at the time.