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Effects of the Cape Doctor

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 22 November 2018 in Documentary & Street.

The South-easterly wind in Cape Town is affectionately (?) known by locals as "The Cape Doctor". This is because it helps blow away loads of pollution over our very flat peninsula. But when it is at its worst, it can be devastating, as evidenced by the cancellation of the renowned Cape Argus annual cycle tour a few years ago. This is what it did to a local billboard!

Canon EOS 6D 1/400 second F/11.0 ISO 400 35 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh yes, the Cape Doctor. Remember busses being blown over in the city.

22 Nov 2018 6:13am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Ah ah, Cape Doctor blows away visual pollution too !!!!!
Well seen !

22 Nov 2018 6:36am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Well seen and captured. The empty blowed frame is pretty cool.

22 Nov 2018 6:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The view of the sky is nicely framed and almost certainly an improvement on the ad. :)
well caught

22 Nov 2018 10:29am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce cadre

22 Nov 2018 5:21pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Super power !

23 Nov 2018 12:13am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Instead of an ad we can now enjoy beuaitful blue skies. The wind has done its job (in this instance) ;-) Not so great for the cyclist and other citizens if it causes damage. We have the Fremantle Doctor here in Perth.

23 Nov 2018 3:13am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Apologies for my spelling above. I clicked too quickly to correct the typo.

23 Nov 2018 3:14am

Canon EOS 6D
1/400 second
F/11.0
ISO 400
35 mm

south-easter
damage