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Good morning....thanks for all you comments and help in choosing an image for the Scott Kelby competition.
Images of the Bo-Kaap today, a colourful glimpse of a part of Cape Town....

Walking into the colourful Bo Kaap neighbourhood in Cape Town is like going from Black and white to amazing technicolor. The Bo Kaap, in the shadow of Signal hill, is in the heart of Cape Town. The earliest members of the ethnic group known today as Cape Malay arrived as slaves brought to Cape Town in the 17th Century by the Dutch (The Dutch East India Company) from Southeast Asia. Cape Malays also came from India as well as Madacascer,Malaysia and the Phillippines.
The bright colours that are now emblamatic of the neighbourhood is a more recent phenomenon, starting in the 90's after the end of apartheid. Painting their Georgian styled houses in bright cheerful colours was a way to express happiness and joy and has developed into a tradition throughout the neighborhood.
The Dutch eradicated their identities by giving them new Surnames, mostly the month of the year they arrived. You will find a lot of the surnames such as January, September, October and November are still used today.
Have a nice dayGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2013 - 1:30 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Rainbow nation
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:9 Oct 2013 - 6:48 AM
Tags:Architecture, Bo-Kaap, Cape town
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 6:50 AM

That's a terrific image and story.
Thanks for that, Colleen.

Shortlisted.

Last Modified By ddolfelin at 9 Oct 2013 - 6:51 AM
CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 6:54 AM

What a wonderful way to celebrate the end of apartheid, Colleen, and a fine set of images to show us. I love the presentation of V.1, closely followed by the rather enchanting scene in V.5. Carol

Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
9 Oct 2013 - 6:57 AM

Some of the best Bo-Kaap images I have seen Colleen Smile Excellent stuff - and a super right up too Grin

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:00 AM

Excellent and beautiful set. Thanks for the additional information. Sad Peter

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 3254 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
9 Oct 2013 - 7:08 AM

Really beautiful colours, a lovely celebration idea. Beautiful shots too Colleen.

Harriet

pink
pink  101004 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:08 AM

versions 2 and 6 for me but a great set of images, would make a nice montage
Ian

Caziwinkles
9 Oct 2013 - 7:12 AM

That's lovely - a fine tradition. Superb shots and interesting write up too. Smile

Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:17 AM

Nice work and a fine description.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:23 AM

What super colours and wonderful captures. Reminds me of God's paintbox. Delightful.SmileSmile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:30 AM

Colourfull set of Images Colleen, great introSmile


Cliff

Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 133 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 7:37 AM

Beautiful set of glorious coloured images and interesting info.TedGrinGrin

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103957 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:41 AM

Wonderfully colourful...my eye is drawn to the full frame of V2 - make a great poster/greeting card GrinGrin

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 7:42 AM

Great colours and shapes..

Well seen and taken...

Dave

DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 8:04 AM

Oooh fantastic blocks if colour!

briantjjones
briantjjones e2 Member 1briantjjones vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 8:11 AM

Colleen, What a stunning set of images I love the composition and colours, V2 is my favourite and thgey certainly cheered me up on a cool and grey day Smile

Brian J.

widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 8:12 AM


Quote: Oooh fantastic blocks if colour!

V6 is my fave Colleen SmileSmile

Rod

MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 8MalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 8:21 AM

Colourful, well-composed & interesting. All excellent.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 8:37 AM

bold and beautiful
love the one with the child especially

Last Modified By barbarahirst at 9 Oct 2013 - 8:38 AM
capto
capto e2 Member 2603 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:00 AM

What a colourful place, fantastic.Smile

ivor

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32335 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:03 AM

Great colours, beautiful lines, great perspectives, wonderful captures Colleen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
9 Oct 2013 - 9:10 AM

A great set of bright and colourful images Colleen. Interesting info as well.
Effrossini

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:30 AM

Brilliant Colleen. Fabulous series and write up. V5 for me, captured such a look of innocence on that young face.
Love them all, I should love to live in a house painted pink or purple Grin
Grin

Kathryn

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 9:34 AM

Lovely set of images and a really interesting description and history of the area.

Mary

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:43 AM

What a wonderful set of images and such an interesting description, Colleen!

Richard

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 4lesliea vcard Australia
9 Oct 2013 - 9:58 AM

Very nice sets of images great colours well captured.
Allen,

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 10:17 AM

The colours all seem to compliment each other - a lovely set Colleen. Also enjoyed reading your description.
Joan.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 10:31 AM

Whilst subtle colours work well in some areas, it is great to come across
a colourful row of houses like these. The strong contrast in V4 is remarkable
and the child dressing in V5 is lovely.
Interesting narrative about names.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 10:52 AM

Very Brightonesk here Colleen and an excellent write up! Love the angles you have emphasised, these are exceptionally well shot.


Tish

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 11:21 AM

Very well composed pics.

digital_boi
9 Oct 2013 - 11:42 AM

love them all Colleen and thanks for the narrative

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

Danny1970
Danny1970 e2 Member 1Danny1970 vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 11:54 AM

Beatifully done Colleen, I love the colours and shapesSmile....interesting write up as well!

DannySmile

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 12:43 PM

Very colourful houses indeed Colleen.
And well kept too !!
Interesting set.
Mick.

S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 12:47 PM

Afine set of images each image is a beauty.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 12:49 PM

It's so nice to see colourful houses like these, as on the Venetian island of Burano (though a different style), they're so bright and cheery Smile A lovely set, Colleen, make great pattern / abstracts...think V2 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 12:54 PM

Wonderful images and very interesting write up Colleen.

Jenny Smile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 1:22 PM

Fascinating history and brilliant images make a great set here!

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 2:08 PM

Fantastic set Colleen, no way could I select an individual image
the colours on the houses so unusual and exotic
Lillian

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 2:20 PM

great colourful images.

billy

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 4:02 PM

stunning images Colleen,

Ali Grin

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 699 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 4:10 PM

Lovely composition in these Colleen, and stunning colours too. Are you still on the photography course or was it a days one

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 4:10 PM

How lovely.... multicoloured housesGrinGrinGrin
Lovely captures Colleen!
Diane

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 2kuvailija vcard Finland
9 Oct 2013 - 4:20 PM

Bo-Kaap loks really wonderful ! Very beautiful colours. I cant pic one,i like all of them ! -------- Wink OK, maybe V6 after all............Grin Jukka.

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2105 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 6:21 PM

Verry colourful set of imagesSmile
NettaSmile

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 7:01 PM

Marvellous set, Colleen. Particularly like V2 & V6 Grin

P.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1080 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Oct 2013 - 7:35 PM

Superb colours and patterns

Peter

alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10510 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 8:14 PM

I loved this area when we were there in 2007. A well captued set of graphic images.
Alan

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 9:00 PM

What a lovely set Colleen. Love all the different colours. Amazing and love the write up. Cathy

Last Modified By Holmewood at 9 Oct 2013 - 9:01 PM
fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 10:06 PM

Excellent collection of images of these colourful houses.

Lavina

kel55
kel55 e2 Member 1kel55 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 7:04 AM

Nice shot Colleen , cropped a bit tighter to fill the full frame with the colours of the buildings works best for me , cool shots

viscostatic
10 Oct 2013 - 8:40 AM

A beautiful series Colleen; V5 and V6 my favourites. Thank you for the background information too.

Phil.

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
10 Oct 2013 - 9:54 AM

Very cute little houses, Colleen! It is necessary to offer this idea to ​​our mayor ...Smile
Regards Valery

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 2:07 PM

COLOUR! A joy to the eye! Grin
IB

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 6:13 PM

Very interesting write-up, Colleen, and excellent shots of this colourful neighbourhood! Especially V4 Smile

Andrew

johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 8:24 PM

Colleen They are a wonderful set of images. A pleasure to look at. Regards John

BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 10:21 PM

A brilliant write up and brilliant images to match!Grin
Ryan

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2013 - 3:28 PM

Excellent colours, love V5 Smile

John Smile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2013 - 7:39 PM

I like the little boy a lot !also no 2 and 4 for the simple composition.

Potra
Potra e2 Member Potra vcard Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 - 4:57 AM

Superb collection of shots. I cannot make up my mind about which one is the best!
M

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2013 - 9:40 PM

Fascinating. Another extremely strong set of images Colleen, beautifully captured and another set so well worthy of individual uploads. Marvellous.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 12:53 PM

What a fabulous array of colourfully painted houses Colleen and a very apt title for your upload.

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