Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cranes,and not the feathered variety


It is amazing what you find hidden on old computers...my desktop started playing up and that mean that I had to turn to my netbook to "fill in"until I can get my PC to the shop for repairs
A couple of years ago I was working in Cape Town and every time I wanted to do a landscape photograph, I realized there was a crane in the picture
Rather than get upset I decided to turn my ramblings into a photoshoot on...you guessed it...
CRANES!
Single cranes or groups, they were all grist for my lens. Even a gull got into this image.
This was the Cape Town stadium before the Soccer World Cup 2010. 
I was told that while I was assembling this photo essay, 25% of the cranes in the world were in Dubai...I have a sneaky feeling a similar percentage were in Cape Town.

High and mighty, aside from having to climb up and down to his "office" a crane operator must have a stunning view.
A Cape sunset...
Different evening, different crane
a pair of cranes...
All alone
I wonder if there is a collective noun for cranes? Answers on a post card please!
The V&A waterfront has its fair share of these mechanical giraffes...
One parting shot...
And while I was busy "working" the Cape Town locals did what they best known for...

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