Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time? I mean…really..?
Click on any photo to see the gallery – captions tell the story behind each photo.
Clivia Miniata aka Bush Lily, named after Lady Clive, Duchess of Northumberland. It is at the risk of extinction, sought after in traditional medicine and horticulture. Wild populations have declined by nearly half in the last 90 years due to ongoing harvesting and the destruction of their habitat through deforestation, crop farming and urban development. Instead of picking a clivia from the wild, rather buy them from a reputable nursery.
Beautiful gold fish in a pond at Sam’s Giardino guesthouse in Swakopmund.
There are flowers wherever one goes in India. Bowls of bright orange marigolds at the bottom of a stairwell. The Portuguese introduced marigolds to India. They are also known as “The Herb of the Sun” and are symbolic of passion and creativity. Curtains of marigolds are strung up at Hindu weddings. Lord Vishnu and his wife Goddess Lakshmi, the ideal couple are worshiped with marigolds, hence they are auspicious at Hindu weddings, blessing the couple divine blessings and a happy and prosperous life ahead.
An old plough, orange in colour, at an old farmyard.
This cute little pigmy pony was very shy and he didn’t enjoy the attention he was getting from my camera. Such a sweet looking animal.
The promenade walk from the bus and train station to the FNB stadium in Soweto, also affectionately known as Soccer City where many matches, including the final of the 2010 World Cup was played. Popular soccer venue, it also hosts many music concerts, such as Lady Gaga, Linkin Park, Metallica and many others. It seats 94 736 people.
The crowds gathering for the Linkin Park concert at the FNB stadium
Tiles clad the exterior of many townhouses in Lisbon. This one is colourfully clad with orange-patterned tiles.
Sunrise over the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Sunset over the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
A drawer full of fruit – I just couldn’t resist this one – it’s my colleague’s drawer at work, full of fruit.
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I do not like taking photos in low-light situations because it takes skill (which I do not yet have) and often have to fall back to flash (which I do not like). So I do not often venture into Nighttime photography.
One exception is where there is a lot of ambient or reflected light around, as was the case with the photos for this week’s challenge. Cape Town is one of my favourite places on earth and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront provides many opportunities for photography.
The V&A Waterfront is a working harbour, as well as being a huge entertainment, lifestyle and residential space thus making it one of the city’s major tourist attractions. Apartments go for many millions of rands.
These photos show all of these dimensions, the lit up residential units providing a domestic backdrop to the huge cranes and ships. There is lots of reflected light providing pockets of yellowish glow to the whole scene.
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