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water rushing into a cove in South Africa
January 29, 2016

Memories Rush In

Water—and memories—rush in for Pieter Russouw in his photo of a cove in Yzerfontein, a small town on the west coast of South Africa. “We used to visit this little town … [during] school holidays,” he writes. “I used to love this cove, as it has a cool breeze flowing through it and was a safe haven from the harsh African sun on hot summer days.” To capture the energy of the water flooding into the space, Russouw set his camera on a small tripod and adjusted the shutter speed “to get a small amount of blur to show the water movement.”

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Photograph by Pieter Russouw, National Geographic Your Shot

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