Mike Golby
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A Cape Town-based 'hammer-and-chisel' landscape photographer who has slowly graduated from a Canon S3 IS to a Nikon D7000 and gets a kick out of the knowledge that, no matter your camera and your perspective, you can't divine from your subjects that which you deny your lens. If perception is our reality, then the light about us - or lack thereof - is everything. Find me at mikegolby.net or on flickr.

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The cattle kraal and the underpass beneath the fence for cattle and goats can clearly be seen in this photo. The chicken run is not obvious, while the fire pool is hidden. The under construction structures on the far left and lower center are apparently now completed (March 2014).

Отличная фотография, сила океана впечатляет!


Дружеский привет из С.Петербурга, Александр.

Отличная работа и великолепный снимок! L

Красивый пейзаж! L

Наилучшие пожелания из России, Александр.

Impressive for sure, not a usual sight ...

So great seeing my home town again. Splendid capture and it brings back so many childhood memories. I see the shark net in place, something we never knew, yet got chased out the water on a few occasions at Clovely corner whilst surfing

My pleasure, ShutterBugg. The story of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Pella, in the archdiocese of Kakamas, is one of the most extraordinary I've come across [http://tinyurl.com/onwnnfx] and, on a trip to the Northern Cape, I made a point of visiting it.

Unlike most churches, which dominate their surrounds, the cathedral appears to grow out of and be of the earth on which it stands. The centre of an increasingly poverty-stricken town, it provides health, education, feeding and other services to the local community. Much like other deprived communities of the Northern Cape, e.g. Concordia, Nababeep, etc. the people of Pella are among the friendliest I've met in the province.

Unlike Pella, I do recall St. Joseph's Catholic Church going up in Kommetjie - my old man went out to visit the incumbent priest before the then church and monastery had been completed and I joined him. Back in the day (some 40-45 years ago), it was built in the middle of nowhere; designed to serve both Kommetjie and Ocean View but, being closer to Kommetjie, it's subsequently become a part of that town - which has its own magical history.

Nice creative work on this photo, Mike

Please add to the group "South African Churches"

Nice capture. Like and friendly greetings, Petr

Nice view! Like and friendly greetings, Petr

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