Kalk Bay is a fishing village on the False Bay Coastline near Cape Town. The Harbour founded in the early 1900’s is one of the few remaining working fishing harbours in the Cape Peninsula. Colourful Fishing boats and calmer water in the Harbour provided the perfect palette for images of reflections.
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The Festive Season turned out to be a very busy time in Prague. So, all attempts to get some “people free” pictures of the infamous Charles Bridge were not very fruitful, or particularly scenic. 😦 I tried visiting the bridge at different times of the day, sunrise, midday, late afternoon, evening, there just seemed to be a constant stream of people traversing the bridge. So, on my last evening in Prague, I decide to venture off the bridge, and walk along the river, beside the bridge. To my surprise, there was nobody there, it was the right thing to do, I managed to get some nice side views of the bridge and its arches, with lovely reflections of the environment on the river. There was even a tourist boat that drifted by adding some movement to one of the images. The road taken is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of Prague’s infamous Charles bridge are my response to the prompt.
Like liquid Grafitti, colourful reflections from Fishing boats docked at Kalk Bay Harbour dance on the surface of the water. Influenced by tidal movement or passing boats the reflections transform the water surface into a continuous array of colourful patterns, of varying shapes sizes. Abstract is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and abstract images of the reflections are my response to the prompt.
Reflections of the Vibrant colours of moored Fishing Trawlers at Hout Bay Harbour, appear to blend themselves into the ripples of the water. The weekly photo challenge prompt for this week is Vibrant, “to keep the winter gloom at Bay”. The bright sunny days in the Southern Hemisphere, certainly added another dimension to these vibrant reflections.
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.
With its 5 seaside villages each with colourful houses and ancient vineyards clinging on to steep terraces, and overlooking quaint harbours with colourful fishing boats Cinque Terre in Italy is indeed a Tourist hotspot in Summer. Surprisingly, this colourful atmosphere is not lost in the cold and wet winter months. Vivid is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge, and images of colourful houses and boats at Manarola and Vernazza are my response to the prompt.
Anadolu Kavagi is a cute little Seaside Village on the Asian side of Turkey, located at the end of the Bosphorus river as it enters the Black Sea. Easily reached by road over the bridge across the Bosphorus from Istanbul, and along a winding coastal road through similar little harbour villages. Alternately it can be reached by taking an inexpensive ferry from Istanbul which cris crosses between harbour villages on the European and Asian Continents until the turn around point at Anadolu Kavagi. On a recent visit by Ferry, I opted to travel back by bus on the Asian side. While waiting for the next bus to arrive, I wandered around the village, and stumbled upon a house which had an external wall that was decorated with a variety of broken ceramic objects, ranging from tiles, to cups, saucers plates etc. Some of these broken pieces had dislodged, leaving an obvious indentation in the plaster. Broken is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the broken objects in the wall are my response to the prompt…………………
RMS Queen Mary 2 flagship of the Cunard line made a brief visit to Cape Town. Weighing 76000 tons, the ship is 345m long and ranging between 41-45m wide, and 72 m high from keel to top of funnel, the ship berthed in Cape Town Harbour on Friday. The buildings of the City Centre and iconic Table Mountain provided the perfect backdrop for the transatlantic Ocean liner. The ship departed last night heading to Walvis Bay, with its final destination at Southampton. These are some images of the ship arriving in Cape Town, and shortly before departure yesterday.
Fishing trawlers at Veldrift harbour. With rusty steel loops and frayed ropes used in the fishing operations, hanging over the side of the boat.
Fray is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week………………..
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