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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Vibrance

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.

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Transition

The Golden Hours, at Sunrise and Sunset are probably the most favourable time for Photographers, especially Landscape Photographers. It’s the hour of Transition, night becomes day, and vice versa. Sunsets over the Ocean with clouds brush stroked above the horizon add another wonderful dimension. As the Sun slowly sinks into the sea the tones in the sky transition between the blue of the day and the deep yellow, orange to reds of sunset, before the blue of the night eventually becomes the dark of the night. Transition Is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and this sequence of images of 20 minutes at Sunset at Sea Point are my response to the prompt.

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Lunar Eclipse – Cape Town Sept 2015

Fortunately, I ignored the various weather forecasts that were predicting cloudy skies, and an unlikely sighting for Cape Town. So when my alarm clock rang out at 3am, I was determined to at least go out and have a look even if only from my driveway, and that one look proved all the forecasters wrong :-). The Lunar Eclipse had already started, with no clouds anywhere in the immediate vicinity of the moon. I came across a few other determined souls that were not going to forego the privilege of witnessing this extraordinary occurrence, though not anywhere near how many I expected to see.

So, following on from yesterdays post on the Supermoon in Cape Town,  https://4otomo.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/change/

here are some images of the Lunar Eclipse and resulting Red Moon over the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town earlier this morning.

..more images to follow…..

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Ever noticed how the Moon always appears a lot larger as it emerges above the horizon, it appears to become smaller as moves further above the horizon. This month’s supermoon is being described as the biggest, closest and brightest moon of this year, add to that the fact that there will be a total lunar eclipse tomorrow morning, resulting in a red moon, making it even more significant. Change is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of Moonrise this evening, from Signal Hill above Cape Town, are my response to the prompt.

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