Shadows


When I first decided to take part in the Daily Post Shadow photo challenge I thought any pictures I used would have to be limited to those taken either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when shadows are long and dramatic.

Then I came across this picture I took of these little guys, soaking up the mid-day sun on Boulders Beach in Cape Town.

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Last year I was invited to write a small story about Walking With Rhinos in a local publication.

Although the walk I was on sets off early in the morning, I was lucky it was mid winter – by 07.00am it was already pretty hot.

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Now back to Cape Town, where wedding guests play a genteel game of croquet while waiting for the bride and groom to appear after family photographs

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Walking back to the car one evening, after an extended Sunday lunch at The Brass Bell, we came across a micro pig playing with a dog in a children’s play ground.

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Happy, hot dogs take respite from the glaring sun.

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Our shadows briefly rest on the Zimbabwe bank of the Zambezi River, a fleeting reminder that this used to be home.

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A Study in Black and White


What better subject for Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Open Topic than the famous Boulders Beach Penguins.

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Boulder Beach African Penguins – Simons Town, Cape Town

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Once known as Jackass Penguins, this colony at Boulders Beach was established by just one pair as recent as 1985

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This looks a likely nesting site

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African Penguins are monogomous and normally mate for life

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Open Topic