Built in 1976, a difficult time in the Apartheid years in South Africa, The Baxter theatre complex is a vibrant, multicultural entertainment hub in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. With a world class theatre and concert hall, studio stage, rehearsal rooms, restaurant, bars, and an impressive spacious foyer, it is still one of the premier venues for the Arts in Cape Town. The theatre, located below the campus of the University of Cape Town, was able to leverage its strong relationship with the University to present multiracial, progressive work at a time when all other non-racial interactivity was banned or censored. So, I guess in its own way, synonymous with “let there be the light” ….. which happens to be this weeks prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge , so together with that idea, and images of the powerful graphic created by the lighting to the Baxter foyer, I’ve added my response to this week’s prompt…………the journey continues……….
Earlier this week, there was a penumbral eclipse of the Moon. The general consensus seems to be that these are difficult to see. Nevertheless, there were hundreds of people out on Thursday night to get a glimpse of the moon. I too was amongst them, camera in hand. The “eclipse” made a brief appearance and consistent with the general consensus, was difficult to see. I took the opportunity to shoot some City lights as well. I tried tweaking the lens during the exposure and ended up with some interesting results. These are my images in response to Ailsa’s “light” prompt for the travel theme on http://www.wheresmybackpack.com
………..the journey continues………..
This post is rather late considering time is running out fast for posting on this weeks “light” prompt by Bella on http://www.52photosproject.com. Nevertheless, the topic warrants a response. So, I’m posting images of sunrise looking over the Harbour area in Napoli with Versuvius in the background. The weather was a bit unsettled with the clouds and sun taking turns at being prominent in the sky:-). The fluctuation in the light was incredible, and provided some opportunities to capture the images I’m using for this weeks prompt……………the journey continues……
I’ve had quite a few instances where I just happen to be in the right place and at the right time to witness a fleeting moment, however, there has been one small little complication…….no camera :-):-). So, when this situation started happening more frequently, I decided that th trick was to always take the camera.. Unfortunately, every now and then one is always without the camera.
I was recently on the road below Table Mountain, to try and get some shots of sunrise as it eased its way out of the horizon. Considering we are in mid winter, this is at a pretty decent hour (07.45am) so it didnt take too much effort to get there :-). The shallow wintersun is softer, emitting soft bands of light, which due to the orientation of the sun in winter results in some amazing sidelighting of the buildings in the City centre. This light reflects and bounces of buildings changing all the time, as the sun slowly rises, and moves north in the process.
So, my “fleeting moment” images are really about this changing light, how it penetrates the City centre, lights up and reflects off the buildings, how it creates amazing shadows on moving vehicles in the foreground , and mirror like reflections eg. on the stationary dark vehicle. Forunately, this time I had the camera with, and was able to capture these.
………..the journey continues……………