Wanderlust

Iceland is often referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice, add to that Geysirs, Waterfalls, Geothermal Lakes, Black Sand Beaches, Northern Lights, Breathtaking Landscapes etc, enough to fulfil any Wanderlust that may be lurking within you :-). I’ve often read about Photographers saying, that travelling around Iceland takes a long time, because you have to stop all the time, there’s a picture around every corner ……… how true that is. On a visit to this incredible Country earlier this year, I had the opportunity to shoot some of these images, but will definitely have to go back to fetch a whole lot of others that I left behind :-):-).

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2016 Guy Fawkes – Cape Town – Glimpses

The City of Cape Town announced designated sites for discharging Fireworks for Guy Fawkes day. One of these was Maidens Cove along the Atlantic Seaboard. Hundreds of people gathered to view the spectacle of a large variety of Fireworks, large and small, very loud and not so loud, bright and colourful. Onlookers gathered around the parking area, whilst others who were discharging the fireworks, stepped onto the parking area briefly to ignite the fireworks and step away quickly. It all appeared to be very uncoordinated and chaotic, with fireworks ranging from loud bangs and ground based roman candle type fireworks to a variety of skyrockets being set off by people at random, some ending up dangerously close to spectators A strong wind added another dimension to the apparent Chaos. Thankfully, there were no incidents by the time I’d left, and hopefully it remained that way. Chaos is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the fireworks, and associated activity are my response to the prompt.

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Shine

Depending on their orientation, some of the Buildings on the Atlantic Seaboard, get a golden glow as the sun starts to set. Shining off the glazed facades of the higher, more visible buildings as well as the water, this glow is visible from far away.
Shine is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of Sunset and the reflection off the buildings are my response to the prompt.

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Local

Nestled at the foot of and in the shadows of Signal Hill, bordered by the Waterfront development and the Harbour, the tallest buildings of the Inner City of Cape Town are confined to a relatively small footprint. Largely unchanged for many years, there have been a few newcomers, including Portside, the tallest of them all. Local is prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Inner City of Cape Town, are my response to the prompt.

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H2O

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………

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Mirror

Sunset at Camps Bay, Cape Town,  is like an eternally changing canvas. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever get to see the same sunset twice, unless of course it is reflected :-). I had this opportunity not long ago, during an amazing sunset that filled the sky and saturated the dramatic clouds. There was some standing water on a concrete surface just beyond the sand which acted a mirror resulting in a reflection that added another dimension to this sunset. People on the beach provided human scale to this gigantic scene.

Mirror is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge, and images of the sunset and reflections are my response to the prompt. You may notice that one of the images my not appear as it seems but the mirror effect almost makes it seem plausible.

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Frame

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..

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Fun

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

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Abstract

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.

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Half-Light

A time of Transition, between night and day, between darkness and daylight, between blues of the night and oranges of the morning, and the moments of half-light in between.
Half Light is the prompt on the Photo Challenge this week, and images of this transition prior to Sunrise at Muizenberg Beach are my response to the prompt……..
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