possibility and opportunity……….

More often than not, I post a follow up post to the weekly photo challenge, so this week is no exception, however, it is a bit later than normal. ie. by a few days, but nevertheless, still before the next challenge arrives.

I posted recently about the wildflower garden in Caledon, not too far away from Cape Town. I had another opportunity to visit the garden last weekend, and this time managed to walk around a little bit, fortunately with camera in hand. The colours were absolutely overwhelming in the bright sunlight, despite the strong breeze. While walking around I noticed what I think was a bumblebee, clutching onto some stems and barely managing to stay on for very long as the stems were swaying in the wind. Nevertheless, she was determined (well, I’m assuming it was female 🙂 ), and kept flying around only to return for another fix. There was pollen all over the place, so it was obvious she was having an absolute feast. As I looked around it became obvious how many possibilities there were for this bumblebee, red flowers, orange ones, yellow ones, white ones, you name it they were there, and more importantly, just loaded with pollen. Which led me to thinking about the word opportunity, because while there was so much possibility, there was also opportunity…and plenty of it. There just didnt seem to be too many other insects around. I’m not sure if bumblebees get intoxicated from too much pollen :-), but if so, this gal was in for  a serious overdose :-).   

So, todays images are of our new found friend enjoyng the pollen, and of some of the other possibilities, or opportunities, depending how you see it, that were out there……..the journey continues………………






Weekly Photo Challenge – Possibility

Its Photo Challenge time again :-), and another topic brimming with possibility 🙂 seriously though with a topic like that it has to be, brimming with posibility, we’ve all heard someone say, or perhaps said it ourselves, ‘the possibilities are endless”, or even “anything is possible” 🙂 and this challenge is no exception whatsover 🙂
Those familiar with this blog will know that I’ve started travelling with my camera, so whan a suitable opportunity arises, I can get the shot. I am currently working quite close the main railway line that leads into and out of the city, in an aea called Woodstock. I’ve blogged previously about “how much more” one sees when you have a camera with, and my trips to and from work have been no excption. I happened to look out of the parking garage into the distance one day, and noticed not only the multitude of train laines leading into and out of the city, but also a large contingent of what appears to be derelict train coaches. All neatly parked together making quite an interesting graphic. On another occasion I noticed that the trains moving in and out of the City criss crossing the stationary trains, in contrasting colours, created quite a nice composition with the stationary trains. And so the “possibility” of being in the right place at the right time was born 🙂 the possibility of getting everything synchronised in a way to catch a precise moment in time when the trains moving and stationary were combined to make an interesting composition, and the light was favourable enough for being able to shoot at a decent shutter speed, from the right angle, with just the right amount of movement blur etc 🙂 :-). I figured that getting the perfect shot would require some preparation, so I’ve been taking shots to look at these possibilities. Unfortunately, I dont think I’ve got exactly what I’m trying to achieve yet, but I’ve managed to get some images that demonstrate the “possibility”.
So todays images are to try and highlight that possibility, consequenetly, the journey towards exploring that possibility continues………….