Effort

“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation” ~ Plato

CT2This photo, as with a previous one, is dedicated to Herman and Yvonne, regular viewers of my blog, who reminded me some time back of the lovely views to be seen in and around Cape Town. During my previous visits to this lovely part of South Africa, a couple of years back, I took some other photos with my Blackberry cell phone – click here to view.

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Sunset

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~ C. JoyBell C

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This photo, as with a previous one, is dedicated to Herman and Yvonne, regular viewers of my blog, who reminded me some time back of the lovely views to be seen in and around Cape Town. 

During my previous visits to this lovely part of South Africa, a couple of years back, I took some other photos with my Blackberry cell phone – click here to view.

Opportunity knocks twice

“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work” ~ Thomas A. Edison

A few weeks ago Len and I went to Cape Town in the Western Cape. I had my Canon camera with me but, alas, I was not able to get to any scenic places.

Late Monday afternoon, after work ended of course, I quickly made my way down to Blouberg Beach to get some photos of Table Mountain. I was not going to miss a golden opportunity again! Here is one of the photos I took. I will post some more in the days to come.

This photo is dedicated to Herman and Yvonne, regular viewers of my blog, who reminded me of the lovely views to be seen in and around Cape Town.

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On previous visits, a couple of years back, I took some other photos with my Blackberry cell phone – click here to view.

 

Cape Winelands

What to do with a few “low quality” Blackberry photos of my scenic work adventures around Western Cape during early 2011…

Well, don’t be shy and give it a try, as a very good friend of mine always said.

Maybe something will grab your attention and you will soon be booking a flight to South Africa,

It was an intense time: the work I had to do was in the spotlight at a top level and I was away from home nearly every week.

I would return home on weekends and usually fly out on a Monday morning at 06:00 (this is the flight where you fall asleep shortly after take-off and awake to find that you have been (embarrassingly) snoring and dribbling out of your mouth!

The propensity of change was high: one minute returning home, the next minute flying or driving to a completely different area.

Different beds, sometimes every night. New challenges all the time.

The “hardship” had a bonus flip-side.

I got to see many different and beautiful areas of my country, that I most likely would not have seen in this lifetime had I not been employed in the position I was.

I met many different and wonderful people, and somehow got back in touch with some very important things I had “forgotten” about myself.

This was all at someone else’s expenses (although I certainly earned my keep and more).

I managed to snap away with my Blackberry (no space or time for any other camera) every so often, and below are some of my photos (the panoramic photos are from a friend).

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These chaps can really snap

Last night Timol and I had one cracker of a party to celebrate going away (very soon) to yet another exciting travel destination.

Energy levels today do not allow me to pull out my PHD and search for some interesting photos.

Luckily, there are some really hot photographers on hand who publicly display their talents.

I have selected some of their photos to give you a taste, which will hopefully get you interested so that you click on their names below to link up to their sites, and view more of their great work (passion).

Sanjitpaal Singh

David Heath Williams

David Taylor

Stephanie Borcard

Andy Gray

 

Aaron Reed

Respectfully asked that his work be removed, but you can still click on his link to see some wonderful shots!