Strangers, Friends or Neighbours, maybe family, Siblings, Parents, Children, perhaps Grandparents ? Locals or Tourists?, you never know for certain. Trio’s photographed at Public spaces on a recent trip to Italy, even the pigeons obliged ::-) Images in response to the Trio prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week.
Perhaps some of you will remember the lyrics of the song Butterfly, “wait for me don’t fly away”. Well, it was in a completely different context that I was saying something very similar at Kirstenbosch Gardens last weekend :-). I wanted to try out a new close up filter I’d just bought, and headed off to Kirstenbosch to see if I could find something interesting to shoot. Well, I stumbled upon this butterfly, who seemed to get a bit of stage fright as the camera made its appearance.:-). Working with a very small depth of the field was a challenge, that was complicated further by a gentle breeze. Nevertheless, I was very determined and waited for the moments when the butterfly settled on the flower, and the breeze abated so I could carefully focus and take a few pictures. Maybe not as sharp as I would have liked, but it was a victorius challenge for me anyway :-). Victory is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the butterfly are my response to the prompt….
All that glitters here…… is Gold :-), Gold Jewellery on display in Jewellery stores at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. With a vast range of designs from simple and straightforward, to intricate and ornate, I’m sure there is something that will meet every Jewellery lovers desires. I stopped for a moment to shoot a few images, but not long enough t enquire about the prices :-):-). Ornate is the prompt for this Weeks Photo Challenge.
Striped candy appeared to be one of the favourite treats on sale by Vendors at a busy park over a weekend in the centre of Istanbul. Surprisingly though, the striped candy seemed to be more popular with Adults :-), perhaps a fond reminder of days gone by. These were not your run of the mill, off the shelf, wrapped in plastic striped candies, but rather unique, custom made, in a variety of colours, right in front of you, while you wait. With freedom to choose the colours, and the sequence in which they appeared, it’s no wonder this treat was very popular. Treat is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the striped candy making process are my response to the prompt…
Driving through the Kruger National Park, one can expect that you will come upon wildlife sightings on a regular basis. More often than not, someone gets there or is there before you, and the opportunity to get a decent view and photograph is determined by this. Every now and then you get to a sighting first, that presents an opportunity to get a decent sighting, and not to mention, unobstructed photographs. Perhaps there’s a sense of safety in numbers, but the encounters on your own seem to have an amplified sense of danger. On a drive through the Kruger earlier this year, we were fortunate to come across 3 male Lions having an early morning “catnap” :-), very close to the roadside. One of them was well concealed in the grass and the other two were alongside one another under the shade of a tree. One of the two under the tree momentarily twitched a foot as the vehicle came to standstill alongside them, which prompted me to be a very careful as I gently opened the window to get a few photographs of the trio. Careful is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the sleeping Lions is my response to the prompt…………………..
The 2015 Color Run is here :-) Perfect weather conditions greeted participants at Cape Towns “happiest 5km on the Planet”. Lots of fun, lots of colour, and colourful people turned an ordinary 5km run into an extraordinary one :-)
Cape Town’s start and Finish was alongside the Cape town Stadium leading participants along a scenic route which incorporated the Sea Point Promenade along the Atlantic Coastline. Undoubtedly there was lots of fun, and even more colour :-). These are some of my glimpses as I walked along the route. Were you there ??
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Here in the Southern Hemisphere, its starting to feel like the song “Happy days are here again”, the sun is making it’s way back, warming everything up again, days are getting longer, people are heading to the beaches etc. The last cable car down from Table Mountain is shortly after sunset, and considering its one of my Happy Places where I am able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City after work on a Friday, into the quiet world above the City and have a relaxing start to the weekend. As the sun starts to set, the landscape recedes, and the illuminated City starts becoming visible. Happy places is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of my visit to the Mountain yesterday are my response to the prompt.
……..the journey continues…..