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Victorskloof Lodge & Spa 2/2 Twilight

After finishing a non-stop 9-day job on the other side of Cape Town, I was on the lookout for a nice quiet place to stay, unwind and enjoy the spectacular region. A quick online search brought up this place, within budget and through the (decidedly average) photos, looked to be just the thing. It turned out to be wonderful with very friendly owner-operators. I also couldn't resist creating a couple of images for my portfolio and the owners by trading a few extra nights stay.

Camera placement was a tricky balancing act between the distant view, terrace and interior structure. Every item of furniture was staged for the shot. After the daylight shot the camera was left in exactly the same position until twilight.

Editing: A couple of layers, with the lights turned on and off, were blended together to balance the exposure and remove reflections. A lot of cleaning up of the surfaces was needed.

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