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Saturday Spot: An Instagram Walk in Tokai Forest…

May 7th, 2013 · 6 Comments

We have had so many outings in the past week that it is almost beyond comprehension… but the highlight for us was the instagrammers meet up in Tokai Forest on Saturday evening – Cape Town’s golden hour – then!!! Now you know how we love taking photo walks and our kids love arming themselves with cameras and heading out for a photographic stroll… So the thought of an instagram amble really appealed to all of us.


Now it has been years since we took an amble in Tokai Forest, it is always one those spots that you pass on your way somewhere and inevitably spontaneity isn’t one of the principle players as we travel from here to there… or anywhere!!!


Now a photo amble with a family looks a little different for families…


And instagrammers… but not a lot different!!!


But they both seem to have the same playful attitude and the hunt for fabulous and unusual photographs was on…


And all our girls…


We passed the usual Tokai forest things…

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Instagrammers seek out reflections…


And shadows…


And I love how hard they pursue their shadows…


Until they find them…


Kids more a less follow the path until something grabs their attention…


More or less…


And we had to stop for a session of leaping and jumping…


As one does…

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Every now and then remember to take a glance back…


And take a look around…


And take a look at all the details…




Hello crane!!!


What a treat…


And you can take beach kids off the beach… but you cannot take the beach out of them – they will draw in the sand!!!


And a glance back… and this is why they call it “The Golden Hour…”


And into the forest…


This is what we were there for…


Peace and quiet and a little tranquility… and plenty of paths to nowhere…


And a whole tribe…


And a “clutter” or “shutter” of instagrammers… who will go to great lengths to get their shot!!! You have to love watching their pursuit for the better picture, the more interesting angle, their patience waiting for the right light… really their art.


They were all waiting for this:


Well actually this…


And a quick peep at what once must have been Mr. Mcgregor’s farm…


And a rest…


And that was us…


We were ready to head home…

If you would like to see more of Cape Town’s Instagrammers at play: follow them @igerscapetown and for lots of creative photographs look out for #igctforest on instagram.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tammy // May 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Wow lovely pics. I love this walk we take Java here.

  • 2 se7en // May 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks Tammy… All i-phone photographs!!! Not my usual medium at all!!! Such a fun walk, we really need to do that more often… hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 3 Rachel // May 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Looks like fun! I love reading about all your family adventures! I struggle getting out of the house with just one… you are amazing to get out with se7en plus 1…
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  • 4 se7en // May 9, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Hi Rachel… I think way back when we had only one it was nearly impossible to get out of the house too… But now it is so much easier to get out and go exploring… necessity drove me to packing nothing and beating that “house bound” feeling and just stepping out of the door… it works better for all of us!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!!! Hope you have the most fabulous week!!!

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