Monday, August 22, 2011

Pink Profusion

For a few short minutes the gloom of a cold, rainy Cape Town afternoon was unexpectedly broken by sunshine breaking through the clouds. 

Not that I'm complaining about the rain, you understand, because it's worrying how little has fallen during our supposedly rainy season.

The prolonged warm weather has thoroughly confused the plants, particularly the roses.  Two weeks after their end of July pruning the rose bushes are covered in green shoots and delicate new buds.  Oak trees down in De Waal park are sporting a display of luscious green leaves.

However, the Cape May bushes which should be covered in delicate white flowers are sulking. 
Not cold enough for them, alas.

So it looks as if it might be hosepipe bans and bucket carrying once summer properly kicks in.  Ah well, as long as there are pink geraniums ....

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gilded Splendour

Waking up early in the morning on the particular day you've decided to sleep late sometimes brings an unexpected reward.

Sometimes you're dazzled by unexpected delights if you're going to be the one who goes through to the kitchen to make the morning tea.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm Back

After my long flirtation with Instagram I'm back to blogging, despite being riddled with guilt  for this neglect.  During my period of absenteeism I find that Blogger has undergone so many changes and revamps that I feel quite lost and left behind.  So, I'm going to start off gently and post some of my iPhone pix to prove that I have been busy with my photography albeit in a different medium.

Instagram is the THE most addictive photosharing app on iphone.  It's the work of a couple of seconds to upload pix after spending some enjoyable time editing them with one of the dozens of photography apps from the iTunes shop.  Forget Photoshop, for sheer fun and spontaneity there's nothing to beat an iPhone and IG (instagram).

The IG community is friendly and enthusastic and it's easy to gather followers who give feedback on your pix.    As you begin to follow other photographers, it's wonderful to see pictures posted by people all over the world, from Russia and the Far East or Europe and the Americas. IG walks are organised by groups of people from the same towns and it looks as if Cape Town will soon have a group of its own.

So if you have an iphone and you enjoy "shooting from the hip" I urge you to give the IG community a try.  But be warned it's addictive.

A final word :  The photographs you see on my blog are all taken by me.  The cami21 watermark is what I use for my pix on IG.  Just saying ...


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