My first ever entry into a photographic competition (Sunday Argus) and I am a runner up! My word what a surprise! Here is the picture I entered. The big problem is that the competition organisers will only take photo's that are 1 MB or more and I have a baby camera that does not take photos that size. I don't know if they will accept any more entries from me. I will be e mailing them to ask. When the competition started the weekly prize was a weekend away, which I was after, but they seem to have stopped that and now give away a dinner for two at the Blowfish Restaurant. Perhaps they should give a camera as a prize instead of the dinner for two! Funnily enough only last week I finished a painting of the very same photograph! Here is a photograph of the painting.
Hout Bay gets its name from the Afrikaans / Dutch word “hout” meaning wood. The Dutch colonists of 1652 needed large quantities of timber for building and other purposes, which was not available near their original settlement in Table Bay. They met their needs from an area around a bay between the southern end of Table Mountain and Constantiaberg. Hout Bay is now a suburb of the City of Cape Town with a population of over 42000 people, although many residents believe their village to be a separate entity they refer to as The Republic of Hout Bay. The last weekend in October we paid a visit to Hout Bay and spent several happy hours looking for photographs in the interesting and colourful fishing harbour. A few playful seals added interest to the visit. Bryan managed to capture this picture of one of them playing with a fish head. Bryan also took this lovely photograph of reflections. I have never taken photographs in a harbour setting before and was quite proud of this one. At about