Historical Monuments and Buildings can be found everywhere in the World, from Capital cities to remote Villages. More often than not, these are Grand Buildings making a real statement, with grand scale that is larger than life, simple materials, workmanship and detailing that is difficult if not possible to achieve with modern equipment materials and technology. Inspiration comes in many forms, historical buildings are indeed an important source. Inspiration is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of Istanbuls’ Blue Mosque are my response to this weeks prompt.
Despite the wintery weather here in the Southern Hemisphere, these fynbos plants add some vibrant colour and warmth to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Not exactly Macro, but Zooming in gives one the opportunity to have a closer look at the intricate structure of these colourful plants. Close up is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these plants are my response to the prompt.
The E12 route part of the International E road network is only about 900km long, yet it transverses a few countries along the way. Starting at Mo I Rana in Norway, it heads into and across Sweden and finishes up in Helsinki, Finland, with a ferry connection between Holmsund in Sweden and Vaasa in Finland. The route provides amazing views and vistas of what must be some few unspoilt wilderness areas in Europe. Lakes and Fjords with crystal clear waters provide perfect reflection pools for the beautiful surroundings. Half and Half is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of some of these perfect reflections are my response to the prompt.
Arguably, the National Flag is probably the most prominent symbols of National Pride. Travelling around Istanbul and its surroundings one encounters the Turkey’s National flag in various environments. Symbol is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of some of these environments are my response to this weeks prompt.
Regular readers of my blog may have noticed tha the Sea Point Promenade has featured in a few of my posts over the years. Literally down the road from the City Centre, the promenade is a lively walkway above the sea wall along the Atlantic Seaboard. Weather has a large influence in ensuring this is a changing environment. Anything from raging storms, high winds, dramatic clouds with crashing waves to perfectly placid waters with Seagulls and Paragliders floating over can be encountered there. Facing West, it is the perfect foreground for sunsets into the sea, which introduces another dimension. This dynamic environment has numerous photographic opportunities, and is a muse for many a photographer, myself included.
Muse is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and a variety of images taken along the Promenade are my response to the prompt.
Hmmmm… I guess this weeks photo challenge prompt is a tad difficult title to decipher.. it happens to be an acronym for Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet, the colours of the rainbow.
One of my very early posts https://4otomo.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/remember-to-take-the-camera/ was about always having your camera with you, and this is what I do almost all of the time. However, by some weird coincidence, whenever I see a rainbow, I don’t have my camera available, resulting in me not having a “rainbow” images for this prompt.
Nevertheless, these images of Strelitzias at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town, highlighting some of those colours are my response to the prompt…..
Alpujarra is a historic natural region on the Southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Andalucia, Spain, situated east of the famous city of Granada. The Sierra Nevada range stretches about 80km from West to East, and includes two of the highest mountains in Southern Spain, exceeding 3400m in height.
On a visit there in mid winter a few years ago, I was expecting snow covered slopes, blending in with the characterful white villages of the region. On the contrary, there was only snow on the highest peaks, with green to yellowing landscape everywhere, which appeared very much off-season weather to me.
Off-Season is the prompt on the weekly photo challenge this week and images of the region during this time are my response to the prompt………..