Patti’s photo challenge for this week is: ” Monochrome”
Patti invites us this week to explore Monochrome for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70. You can include images in black and white, sepia, and/or different shades of one color. For an extra challenge, try adding a bit of color to a black and white image
Tina’s photo challenge for this week is: ” Seeing double”
Amy’s photo challenge for this week is: ” Layered”
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
Ann-Christine’s photo challenge for this week is: ” Candid”
Patti’s photo challenge is : “You can think of the frame as the edge of a photograph, or the edges of the viewfinder that you use when you raise the camera to your eye. The advice to fill the frame means to get in close, and make sure your subject occupies a significant amount of space in your shot.”
This week the photo challenge is about sharing our own special places.
This week the photo challenge is about the countryside and/or small towns.
Riebeek-Kasteel is one of the oldest towns in South Africa, situated at 80 km north-east of Cape Town in The Riebeek Valley. During 1661 Commander Jan van Riebeeck initiated an inland discovery expedition under the leadership of Pieter Cruythoff. They set off in the direction of Paardeberg and on 3 February 1661 they ascended a lonely mountain and came upon the fertile vista of the Riebeek Valley.
They named it Riebeek Kasteel, in honor of the Commander. In the 19th century both Jan Smuts and Daniel Malan were born on the outskirts of neighbouring Riebeek West, both later becoming prime ministers of the country.
Subsequently farmers established themselves in the valley and during 1900 the town was laid out in and around its existing church and its neighbor The Royal Hotel, the oldest hotel of South Africa.
The town eventually developed and today it houses more or less 2700 residents including some of South Africa’s most famous painters attracted by the picturesque surroundings of the valley and Riebeek Kasteel is especially popular for that aesthetic beauty and rural atmosphere.
In 2009 Riebeek Kasteel was chosen one of the three most beautiful towns of the Western Cape by the newspaper “Rapport”. The other two finalists were Stellenbosch and Clanwilliam.
Ann-Chritine asked us: What is Magical to you? People, places, things, nature, adventures, moments… .
This week we are showing sihouettes.