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Colourful Houses in Cape Town

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A row of colourful houses in Cape Town, in the Bo-Kaap, the Malay quarter.

It took me a few visits at different times of the day to find the right light and shadows. this was taken around midday, with the minimal shadows and bright light falling overhead and bouncing off the walls on the other side of the street, like a reflector.

The bright colours and the compressed perspective of a long focal range give the view an abstract look. Almost like Lego bricks.

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Birds on a wire

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Birds on a wire in the Bo-Kaap, The Cape Malay Quarter, Cape Town

These pigeons perched on power lines look like notes on a music sheet.

I had had this picture in mind for a while and although very simple, it took me a while to come across a good enough pattern with a clear background. Like in this case. I looked up, took one shot and sure enough the birds all took off and were gone.

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Seagull stealing my breakfast

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I caught this seagull stealing my breakfast one morning in Capri, Italy.

The table was nicely set for a breakfast on our room balcony and this seagull just could not help himself. In fact, it did help himself to my muffin!

Maybe it was trying to have it with some jam too.

Telegraph Picture of the Day 24 September 2010

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Pagoda in the mist

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A pagoda in the morning mist, silhouetted on top of the mountains in the city of Zunyi, Guizhou province, China

Beijing Opera House

I made the most of a rare clear sky to take a shot of the futuristic Beijing Opera  House building, officially called National Centre for the Performing Arts (or National Grand Theatre in Chinese 国家大剧院).

You enter the building by an hallway that goes underneath the artificial lake that surrounds it.

And it’s no surprise that the locals call it “The Egg”.

Featured in National Geographic Book “Life in Colour”

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