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St Francis through the lens

There is no denying the beauty of St Francis, but nobody seems to capture that beauty like local photographer, Chris Scott.

Chris is a self taught photographer. Focusing mainly on landscapes, sporting events (mountain biking, trail running and surfing.) and the occasional family shoots.

Chris is married and will be for twenty years this year. (Congratulations, Chris!). Chris, his wife and his two beautiful children moved to St Francis about four years ago.

Being here gave me the chance to dive into my photography full time. I love the rocky coastline here, it is steeped in history and beauty, the unspoilt beaches and surrounding lands keep my camera busy.

– Chris Scott

Seal Point Lighthouse – Cape St Francis

Seal Point Lighthouse is the most well known St Francis landmark. Situated on the secondmost southern point of Africa, this lighthouse has been declared a national monument and is a must-see for all St Francis holiday makers.

With all the visitation to this Cape St Francis destination, there is no shortage of lighthouse snaps out there. Out of all these snaps, you are unlikely to find one that stirs up the emotions in a photo, like Chris Scott does.

When shooting I often look for the human aspect of the event, the toughness, the pain, the tears, the joy… it is really challenging to balance the human and race aspects.

– Chris Scott

The waves of St Francis surf

Both Seal Point and Bruce’s Beauties are among the top surf spots in the world, so it’s no surprise that they offer some killer waves, ripe for surfing as well as shooting.

Being a lover of the ocean, Chris has captured a few of his moments in the surf to share with the world. His images just further affirm that St Francis is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in South Africa.

When the canvas keeps moving, every second, Nature changes the painting

– Chris Scott

Morning Magic

Coastal holiday towns hold a piece of visual magic. Being able to witness a sunrise or sunset over the ocean has an awe-inspiring effect for any onlooker. Often, no lens can truly do justice to these majestic displays of nature. Chris, once again, somehow manages to capture the magic of these golden hours, with ease.

St Francis sports and activities

2018 BestMed Chokka Trail Run

St Francis loves its’ running, canoeing and cycling, so there’s never a shortage of sporting events to attend. If sitting on the sidelines is not your thing, participation is well encouraged!

Bring your mountain bike on holiday and tackle the specially-marked cycling routes on the Wild Side, in Cape St Francis. If you would rather keep your feet on the ground, the Park Run is open to the public, every Saturday

Chris has been involved as sports photographer for the Bestmed chokka trail event for the past number of years. He has also done a number of mountain bike events, the Jbay Winterfest and a few others, so is no stranger to catching humans in action.

As guests of the Four Elements you will discover that the surrounding areas offer a multitude of activities and scenery like no other. Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, canal and river boat charters, sea going and fishing charters lovely restaurants and much much more.

– Chris Scott

Wildlife and nature

One has to have a particular appreciation for nature to be able to capture it, along with the feeling of the moment, with a camera. Clearly, Chris is a fan of the expanse of nature and wildlife that appears in St Francis.

From birdlife to shells and sea creatures to flowers, Chris’ portfolio is a testament to St Francis and its’ wild beauty.

With an abundance of protected nature reserves, walking trails and endless beaches is St Francis, finding beautiful elements of nature isn’t hard. Being able to capture it on camera is a way you can take a piece of it home with you, without damaging the elements.

Taking home more than memories

Chris is available to capture your picture-perfect St Francis holiday in the form of a family shoot of even a beautiful canvas print, so you can take a piece of St Francis home with you.

You can contact Chris via his Facebook page for bookings and requests, or just to share your appreciation for his beautiful images. Head on over and give it a “Like” 🙂

Storm Steen
Storm Steen
Tattooed, smartass digital nomad. Founder of LIVE Local Group. Interweb gangster