Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My guest today

I'd like to share some of the pictures taken by my daughter Andrea, a post-grad student.  She has recently become an extremely keen photographer and these are some of the images she has submitted for a photographic competition.

This picture was taken at the top of Long Street in the city centre and shows the side of an apartment block  which is a hotly contested site for large scale advertising.  This time the yellow cellphone ad triumphed.  It's comforting to know that the installation here is being done by expert climbers!

Andrea has joined the Shuttercal site where the aim is to upload one picture each day for a year and so far she's done nearly three months.  I lasted for four days - too much pressure!  I prefer the pace of leisurely blogging.  This picture was taken when she had stopped to photograph a field of grapevines and happened to notice this reflection at the back of her car.

This picture is one  of my personal favourites and was taken at the Promenade, which runs along  the beachfront from the Waterfront to Bantry Bay.  The Prom is one of the most popular places in Cape Town, particularly at weekends, when joggers, walkers and skaters criss-cross the pavements and families picnic on the lawns.

A change of mood now and a sunset picture of Lion's Head.  I love the contrast between the bulk of the mountains and the fragility of the tiny trees, illuminated by the rays of light shining through the clouds.

This isn't one of the competition entries but it's an image which I really like.  This is an old stone fountain which we spotted on a wine farm where we'd gone for lunch after a morning of photography.  The water cascading down onto the basin with its chipped and peeling azure paint, formed these alluring bubbles. 

So, after all these years of hauling a camera around on my own, I have congenial company and it's wonderful.

Copyright A Palk 2010


rachel said... [Reply to comment]

I'm always, always surprised by the vibrant colours in your photos! Nothing muted or retiring about your skies, plants, buildings, flowers.... Delightful.

Pretty Things said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome photo of the building -- you should send that to the company!!!


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