Silence

Shortly after sunset, the area around the Hvalsnes Church on the Reyknajes Peninsula in Iceland was deserted, with a sense of calm and silence.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Express Yourself

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Weekly Photo Challenge : From Above

When I saw that this weeks prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge was “from above”, it immediately reminded me of some images I had taken of a red Ferrari from the balcony of a building I once visited, proving once again, that its always a good thing to remember to take the camera with……………… 🙂

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Travel Theme : Dance

With performances, exhibitions and installations throughout Public spaces in the City, “infecting the city” seeks to create interconnectedness through artistic expression. Now in its sixth year, the free annual innovative fiesta boasted 54 local and international creatives, provided a rare opportunity for the man in the street to be inspired by provocative and original performance art.
Orobroy Stop was one of the dance performances, I watched, camera in hand.. 🙂 Orobroy means “thought” in the language of the Gypsy people who created the origins of Flamenco. In an inventive intercultural reconstruction of Flamenco, deep emotions, notions of identity, gender and conflicting experiences are explored in a visceral manner in this provocative work.
Dance is the prompt for this weeks Travel theme on www.wheresmybackpack.com ,  some of my images of “Orobroy” are my submission for this prompt…….
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Weekly Photo Challenge : UP

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been transporting people to the top of Table Mountain for 80years.
In this time over 20 million people have travelled “up” to the top of the mountain, from the base station which is at 363m above sea level to the station at the top of the mountain which is at 1067m above sea level, travelling a total height of 704m. Initially only carrying 19 passengers, the current version of the Cablecar carries 65.
Perfectly appropriate for this weeks ‘Up” weekly photo challenge, these are some of the images taken on a hike that essentially traverses the area immediately below the travel path of the cable cars……….. the journey continues…………..

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Colour

Colour is a prompt that has featured a few times previously on this blog, yet always provides new opportunities to post something different every time it returns. With that in mind, my post for this weeks “weekly photo challenge – Colour” is of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Something which was always at the top end of my “bucket list”, it moved even further up the list when on a previous visit to Sweden, I discovered that I was not far enough North to actually see them. Last year, I was fortunate enough to travel to Sweden once again, and this time made sure I was far enough North, into Swedish Lappland, beyond the Arctic Circle, to maximise the opportunity of being able to witness. Enhanced by a starry sky and reflections on a nearby lake, the “Northern Lights” did not disappoint, and made a spectacular “colour” appearance on more than one occasion. Certainly an experience that makes you feel extremely fortunate. The speed and intensity of change in the “lights” makes it very difficult to replicate, yet the images in this post attempt to convey what its like……………the journey continues………..
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Future Tense

This weeks prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge “Future Tense” says “grab an image from your world that holds the promise or portent of the future”. It also describes the image as one which has “anything that involves the present and a hint of the future all in one frame”. Indeed a challenge, and clearly a prompt to ponder.

In 1970 Africa’s population of Black Rhinos was 65 000. Within twenty years rampant poaching reduced  this number to just 3400, and this number is still plummeting. There is a huge drive to create awareness, anti poaching programmes etc that are hopefully creating some impact, but the reality is that the poaching hasn’t stopped. Declining numbers of Rhinos could mean a future where this animal becomes extinct.

Visit .(www.savetherhino.org) (www.stoprhinopoaching.com) for more information.

My images for this post are of Rhino’s at the Hluluwe National Park, in Kwazulu Natal, that could in the future be reaching the end of the road as a species, if this senseless poaching for their horns is not contained……………….the journey continues…………

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