Category Archives: Penning with Photos

Unusual With A Twist

It’s not the photos that are unusual – it is the way they are presented. I post to Instagram daily. I wasn’t active on this blog last week because I was out of town on business. I was posting daily on Instagram though, and yesterday I posted a collection of those photos here – Last Week In Instagram Photos.

I’m doing a similar thing here with a twist – I’m posting my favourite black & white Instagram photos – how cool is that 🙂 ?

Jazz band

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Last week’s walkabout in Bairro Alto, I came across 2 residents out for a walk #lisboa❤ #bairroalto

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Peace…

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Unusual.

Last Week In Instagram Pictures

I was pretty much absent on the blogging front last week. Roll-call would have come up with silence. I was taking photos though so that I’d be able to report back to you that last week consisted of a wonderful trip to Cape Town. For work, off course. Any trip to Cape Town, even a work one is pleasant because, well, Cape Town. I have proof of this assertion…in the photos below. Take a look…

As the plane came in to land this is what greeted me. As you can see it was breathtaking so much so that I quickly switched on my phone to capture it before landing. How gorgeous is that?

#capetownwelcome #capetownsunsets🌅 as the plane was coming in to land. A minute later it dipped below the horizon.

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Then this was the view that greeted me when I woke up the next morning.

Imperfect pic of a perfect setting #viewfrommywindow

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And this one too.

A ship in harbour is safe but that is not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd #kalkbayharbour #quoteandsayings

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And on my return to the Airbnb from a yummy food outing this is what I found.

And a couple more pics before driving to the airport to catch the plane back home to Jhb.

It was a beautiful and cold day in #capetown today

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And this one too.

This cape is the most stately thing and the fairest cape we saw in the whole circumference of the earth. – From the journal of Sir Francis Drake, on seeing the Cape for the first time, 1580. 

 

My Week In Instagram Photos – Focus

My advice to the young people in my life is – Get your own business, it may not be easy but it is better than being a battery for someone else’s. Take this advice from someone who has spent 25 years being a battery for other people’s business.

Food for thought #socent

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I loved the beautiful roses on my sister’s birthday cake, real ones covered in glitter, not sugar ones, in her favourite colour.

Glittery birthday roses

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Last wekend my Mom made vanilla and chocolate muffins. They lasted but a day except for one lonely muffin – the last one everyone is too shy to have 🙂

Muffins de chocolate da Mãe

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Imagine if everyone in the world replaced just one judgemental thought with a curious question, just once every week…?

Focus

 

The Sun Was Shining in my Eyes

Have you ever taken photos with the sun shining in your eyes or directly overhead? Probably not as I’m certain that you know your way around a camera. I have loads of pics taken with these un-ideal conditions for taking photos.

There are times that I do it on purpose when I want to see the effect of a sun ray or lens flare on a scene. There are other times when the photos paint interesting pictures. They’re not bloopers every time. The gallery below has some of the most recent examples.