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Blue skies & water, mountains & sunshine! Taken at southern coast of Robben Island which is surrounded by rugged coastline and powerful waves even on a fine weather day. Table Mountain and Cape Town can be seen on the horizon usually are shrouded in fog. Robben Island is an island in Table Bay located about 7 nautical miles off the shores of Green Point was a former maxmum security prison acquiring a reputation as South Africa's most notorious penal colony. Now a museum and a World Heritage Site
Why was it virtually impossible to escape from this island is largely due to the freezing temperature of wild water across which is also inhabited by great white sharks. The isolation was a definite factor in trying to break the spirit of the prisoners. There was no contact with the outside world in any form including newspapers to ensure that inmates had no idea what was happening in South Africa or the rest of the world. Private letters were restricted to two per year and thoroughly censored before being handed over. The section -B of the prison was where the most important prisoners were housed.
The last political prisoners left the island in 1991, and the rest is history .......
WShop1 : Barbed wires and boundary prison fence
WShop2: B-Section Courtyard which housed Mandela and other major political prisoners
Nikon FA, 20mm AF Nikkor F2.8,
Nikon circular Polariser 62mm
Slidefilm Kodachrome 64
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dta (82442) 2013-09-05 10:06
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A superb picture . I like especially the contrast between the brown rocks , the white waves , and the blue of the sea and the sky . The cloudy formation that seems to be coming from the island is amazing .
The quality of the scan is excellent .
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-05 10:13
This was taken 10 years ago but I don't think the passing of time has eroded the beauty of the seascape. I can almost feel the breeze coming from the ocean. Good pov and sharp details. Love the clouds formation. Well done, tfs.
lousat (97645) 2013-09-05 11:00
Great memories from your analog archive,pics takne 10 years ago but seems taken today,your scannering work is really fantastic,very interesting place and note from this Island that i never hear before,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (37966) 2013-09-05 11:03
A fine picture of the forces of elements and the powers of nature. The white parts, waves and clouds, are very good against the blue parts of the picture.
mesutilgim (97504) 2013-09-05 11:08
Amazing seaside viewe with very good pov.
Wonderfull photogenic sky crowning the scenery.
TFS and best regards
papagolf21 (109390) 2013-09-05 11:12
Alors là, je suis totalement sous le charme. La beauté d'ensemble est remarquable. L'écume des vagues sous le soleil est superbe.
La côte déchiquetée semble vouloir se battre avec le déferlement des vagues vengeresses.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2013-09-05 11:29
With global icons like this, it is never easy to create a new vision of thm, but to my eyes, that is precisely what you have done here. Anytime I see this place, it is always from the higher point of view from city level, it ths new level I see it from here creates that nse of isolation that you allude to so well in your note. You note reminds us he formiddable a place this was. A different world that has been left behind, but it's legacy will live a long time.
All the best
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-09-05 11:52
the beautiful anger of the sea, the gift of clouds in the sky, the far away mountains,the threatening rocks, all parts of a beautiful composition!
The light and the color=your excellent doing!!
all the best always
Fis2 (106484) 2013-09-05 12:16
Interesting water effect.
Good frame and superb colors.
I like it.
kato (11630) 2013-09-05 12:24
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the rock's seashore where a violent wave comes in and Table Mountain and Cape Town in the distance seen this isolated island. Surely, it's so difficult for a prisoner to escape this island including WS#1 and WS#2. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, the floating clouds in the sky draw out an additional good atmosphere in this image. By the way, it historically seems that fusion of the migrant from Europe and a nativeness black person is very difficult in South Africa. I guess to originate in a different sense of values over education or civilization.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-05 12:41
ovunque vai riesci a cogliere angoli ricchi di fascino e nei quali il paesaggio offre il meglio di sè stesso.
Questa bella foto scattata nel Sud Africa è un vero gioiellino per la eccellente composizione e per i colori che la spuma delle onde del mare disegna nel paesaggio.
Una eccellente ripresa nella quale anche il colore dà il suo contributo creando contrasti eccellenti che hai saputo dominare in maniera egregia.
Ciao e buona serata
limielski (0) 2013-09-05 13:25
I'm pleasantly surprised because the quality of the scan is excellent!
Superb contrast colours and of course the composition itself. Wonderful cloud and what wonderful sea waves.
The prison is similar to Alcatraz, I suppose isn't it?
Great shot well done!
All the best Abmdsudi!
pajaran (65810) 2013-09-05 21:39
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto, trenutak sa oblacima i velikim talasima na vodi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article about the place, with the given data ...
Nice view ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place indicated, a moment with clouds and huge waves on the water.
Have a great and successful day, all the best for the weekend.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-09-05 23:23
L'endroit pourrait sembler paradisiaque....avant de lire ta note et de voir tes WS! Il n'en reste pas moins que la photo de ce beau paysage est très belle.
claudeD (41598) 2013-09-05 23:45
Ireally would like to be there now!Very fine landscape picture with a very good composition and fine colors. I like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mirosu (16273) 2013-09-06 0:16
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and bright tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see white clouds with elegant shape. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color and light balance.
Good landscape format to frame the impressive seascape view in a quite bright day, good discovery and good capture to the foaming sea water, distinct photo, good shot. Well done my friend. Greetings, Miro.
willperrett (11836) 2013-09-06 4:59
Beautiful image of an ugly place, or at least one with an ugly past. Crisp, clear and contrasty. Good old Kodachrome! I wonder what you scanned it with...
Silvio1953 (153075) 2013-09-06 8:35
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating seascape, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (51079) 2013-09-06 11:20
a captivating natural scenery, wild and suggestive, formidable and brilliant in the strong and clear sunshine. I like very much how you've captured the agitation of the sea, the ruggedness of the rocks, the movement of the clouds and distant view of Table Mountain and Cape Town. Colours and contrasts have been managed in a wonderful way. The workshop pictures are very touching. I love the suggestiveness of the passing cloud and wonder what the prisoners used to think while looking at the clouds passing over the yard. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
marabu61 (11279) 2013-09-06 14:44
Looking towards Cape Town and the table mountain from the shores of Robben Island and it is quite clear that any attempt for escape would be hopeless.
Superb shot that conveys the hopelessness of the political prisoners of the Apartheid really well.
have a great weekend
maloutim (9675) 2013-09-06 20:48
A very appropriate post in these days when Mandela has been so much in the news lately !
One has no difficulty in believing that it's the spirit that keeps a man going ! When you see this guy living on after such a hard life ! Also to think that it happened nearly to the 21st century ! just for the sake of maintaining apartheid !
Great photo showing the sea conditions around the island, and Table Mountain in the distance. Many people visited Table Mountain, of whom my husband, and so had a view on Robben Island too, not knowing at the time of the famous prisoner held there.
A great post well completed by the WS.
TFS and best regards.
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-09-07 7:35
excellent composition, perfect colors. also admirable indeed.
amaryllis (37039) 2013-09-08 2:30
superbe cette photo pleine de contrastes de couleurs avec les vagues fortes et leur écume, les rochers, une belle perspective sur la montagne en arrière plan avec ce nuage blanc au dessus
belle composition amicalement
holmertz (59194) 2013-09-08 9:06
This is a fine view towards Cape Town, but the knowledge of where this photo was taken creates a kind of sadness. Imagine the frustration and desperation among the men who may have seen these rocks and this rough surf for so many years. As a conventional composition, regardless of the story behind the photo, it is very well done. The white surf matches the fluffy clouds very nicely.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-09-10 2:11
and this so different from your new phot I´ve just commented.It´s so cool and dynamic!I like this feeling of the power of the Ocean and generally the nature and how beautiful it can be.
These cloud formations are also magnificent contribution to the scene.
The outcome is really amazing and eye-catching!
Wish You all the best
mcmtanyel (29076) 2013-09-10 19:26
I like your POV. I like the fact that the waves breaking in the foreground does not distract from the prison island in the background. A well-kept gem worth reintroducing into the digital world.
mjw364 (1466) 2013-09-11 3:18
First of all this is a well composed image with a great sky and seascape. Very sharp shot. Your note though adds to the relevance of what I am looking at making it an even more interesting image.
Cricri (125930) 2013-12-24 5:24
J'aime le coté sauvage avec les rochers , la mer en colère, le ciel est superbe avec ces gros nuages blancs, la lumière donne un bel effet sur le paysage marin, j'aime regardée et entendre le bruit des vagues
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57734)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8, Kodachrome 64, Nikon circular Polariser 62mm
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-05 9:07