Saturday, 17 September 2011

Pepper Tree, Philadelphia

 
It was such a glorious spring day in the Western Cape today that we thought a drive out to the Pepper Tree Restaurant, Art and Coffee shop in Philadelphia was in order. I also wanted to play with my AF Nikkor 70-300mm G lens, which is a real budget lens and not very sharp, but I still believe one can make rather pleasant pictures with it, and wanted to put this to the test.
The Pepper Tree was, as always, fantastic and the good and affordable menu provides something to everyone's taste. I had a roast lamb, tomato and basil pesto sandwich with a garden salad and a glass of ice-cold chenin blanc. The staff was very friendly and the service was excellent.
On the way back I stopped a few times for pictures, after having snapped the beautiful church in town as well. On the way back to Durbanville there was the most amazing view of Table Mountain across the corn fields.  Here are some of the pictures:
Philidelphia_church_s
Philidelphia_church_window_s
Philidelphia_windmill_a_s
Philidelphia_windmill_b_s
Irrigation_unita_s
Philidelphia_chain
Philidelphia_flower
Philidelphia_tree_s
Table_mountain_s
So, these are the AF Nikkor 70-300mm G pictures. For a cheap lens that no-one expects much from, I think it does a better than ok job of capturing images. 
Now for a glass of Stellenbosch red!


 
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