2010 FIFA World Cup-Tribute to the Rainbow Nation
These are rows of colourfully painted houses, beautiful vibrant colors, quaint historical homes of Bo-Kaap characterised by Cape Dutch and British architecture. Full of character, these are the former Cape Malay slaves' quater dates back to the 1700s, with cobbled streets that rise up to lower slopes of Signal Hill.
At this conner of Chiappinni Street, I strolled a few times wondering what life must have been like for these slaves, here 300 years ago...
Shot date May 2003
Nikon FA, 20mm AF Nikkor F2.8,
Nikon circular Polariser 62mm
Slidefilm Kodachrome 64
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prabut (3548) 2010-06-12 3:10
Great colorful buildings. There are almost all colors of the rainbow. Very good POV, beautiful colors, good sharpness and nicely exposed clouds.
BennyV (13378) 2010-06-12 3:31
Good use of wide angle with a slightly elevated pov. The two bottom corners balance nicely each other out.
yquem46 (38082) 2010-06-12 3:40
Another good use of your wide angle lens
Colorful and well balanced
Quality at its best
have a nice WE
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-06-12 3:45
Que interessante bairro em Cape Town com estas cores vivas e coloridas , bom ponto de visão nesta curva , magnifico céu com este tom de azul ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2010-06-12 4:13
Hi my dear Abmdsudi
Sory late reply as I was out of town for three days.
So amazing and wondreful shot!
Yes this is very timlt submission, FIFA2010!
Victory of usage of wide focus lens, very effective.
Nice angle and positioning you got.
Clear/fresh/vivid color contrast, perfect conseidered framework and very sharp description as usual. Congratulation on your fine job!
Thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
dta (60201) 2010-06-12 7:31
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A very attractive picture . Colors are splendid , and the distortion doesn't work bad at all , in this case .
macondo (18471) 2010-06-12 12:10
A stunning colourful wide-angle shot, with an interesting note to accompany it. Strong perspective views on both sides of the corner house, looking up both streets. The car and the group of figures add interest and maybe there is a connection between the two. The distortion looks great, and your scan is terrific. Well done.
JFS (32457) 2010-06-12 23:41
Close-up of these colorful houses making a powerful image. Super work!
peppe59 (14551) 2010-06-13 3:03
a festival of colors, beautifulst inquadratura, optimal clearness and quality. The good Sunday
PaulVDV (19395) 2010-06-13 12:27
Very beautiful wide angle shot of this rainbow street in the Rainbow Nation.
I noticed that the cheerful colours of the houses are not followed in the dress selection of the inhabitants. Maybe they were visitors ...
Best regards, Paul
xuaxo (6846) 2010-07-10 12:19
Beautiful. Your point of view made the orange the big one. Maybe like in the final tomorrow :)
Cafalex (924) 2010-07-22 14:20
I love the pov and the strong colour. The distortion adds much more power to the house.
Urs (14082) 2010-07-27 4:06
Beautiful full saturated color hues, in particular that orange building. It really sticks out, but also the light yellow is not bad either, as you titled rainbow nation. Yes your color tell the story. Your wide angle was a bit not wide enough I guess, but still I like your shot. Well done. thanks for your critique of my fishing shot from Bagan Ajam.
Ricx (13489) 2011-01-16 6:13
Hi Abmdsudi,, wow how did I miss these photos you posted- This is such a colourful part of SA-- they are such fun and happy people- great colourful image as a tribute to the rainbow nation. congrats R
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-13 0:47
Beautiful shot of the Bo-Kaap...I just went there and couldn't get anything nearly as good...then someone came and advised me to put away the camera for my own safety...apparently, its not the sanest thing to do - walk around here with expensive cameras and lenses on display! Well done on this one!
Rafer (14837) 2011-05-27 9:38
Me encanta esa perspectiva y esos colores!!! Fantàstica!! Saludos
kiasari (62) 2011-09-26 8:25
You chose a good POV and framing to take this shot. I really like the colors of the photo. Well done!
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2012-08-22 5:53
Your point of view is fascinating here, and adds a lovely 3D effect to the image. The colours are brilliant, this must be a wonderful sight to see first thing in the morning.
SnapRJW (27048) 2012-10-30 3:11
Hello Abmdsudi - I was having a quick browse through your gallery and I found some old SA posts. Well I couldn't let this one go by without a comment could I? I just love the colours here, so typically Bo-Kaap and your WA lens has emphasised the steep gradient of the road leading up to the mountain. I'm impressed with the quality of the scan you have kept the vibrancy of the colours and fine detail very well. A pleasure to see and I'm glad to have found it. Warm regards rosemary
gus72 (3719) 2012-11-19 21:51
Hi abmdsudi !!
what surprise me is how well the colours blend together..... happy colours.
I have seen similar scenes in Brazil.....and I love them
I compliment you for this beautiful image..... it is really nice
aliabazari (10526) 2012-12-11 16:09
Great view of city streets. Architectural beauty earned a display. Exposure and attractive colors. Very well done my friend.
Cricri (96993) 2013-05-01 10:55
Bel angle de prise, ces maisons colorées donne beaucoup de gaieté, j'aime beaucoup, de plus le ciel et la lumière donne une jolie contributions, très belle présentation