As the sun descends towards the horizon, the rocks along the shoreline of the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town are bathed in a soft golden glow, for a few moments, before the incoming tide washes over them. The intensity of the tide increases as high tide approaches, and before long the water covers the rocks entirely. In sharp contrast the water in the adjacent swimming pool is absolutely calm, completely flat, and perfectly blue, and completely transparent without even a ripple visible. H2O is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the waves and the Sea Point Swimming Pool are my response to the prompt………
Made out of stainless steel, approximately 60sq m in size, resembling the Ray Ban Wayfarers, looking out towards Robben Island, this pair of spectacles have been controversial since the day they were installed. Titled “perceiving freedom” this gigantic pair of “glassless” spectacles is a Public Art Installation on the Sea Point Promenade, in Cape Town.
Frame is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the “perceiving freedom” art installation on a rather grey and rainy day are my response to the prompt..
How boring would the World be without diversity. I had to remind myself of this while walking along the Sea Point Promenade, a wide paved promenade that winds its way along the Atlantic Coastline, with magnificient views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, Robben Island amongst many others. Frequented by Joggers, Cyclists, Walkers, Parents with children and strollers, Whale watchers, Ice cream sellers, Paragliders and others all just having fun and enjoying the space. Recently, they have been joined by another group, who, as it appears, are not interested in the beautiful environment, but rather the devices in their hands, Pokemon hunters!! The latest craze to arrive in Cape Town. Gathered in groups, some tethered to one another with multiple devices connected to a single powerbank, others isolated on their own, some comparing what was on their devices with one another, but I guess with one common goal, to catch as many Pokemons as possible. Perhaps not my idea of fun, yet this group of young and old people seemed to be having a great time, glued to their devices, while the rest of us, just enjoyed the beautiful environment we were in. Fun is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these Pokemon hunters is response to the 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.
The Sea Point Promenade on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town is always a hive of activity, most of it on the ground. Occasionally, though more frequent these days, there are groups of people on the central grass patch alongside a wind sock, gazing upwards at Paragliders that are coming in to land on the field. They take off from the nearby Signal Hill and literally float over the Atlantic Seaboard taking in views of Robben Island, the Waterfront, the City and beyond before drifting in to land amongst trees, buildings, lightpoles, and numerous onlookers. Afloat is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these Tandem Paragliders coming in to land are my response to the prompt.