Saturday, September 26, 2009

2010 Green Point Soccer Stadium in Cape Town as seen from the sea

No apologies for this cheesy image
 I enjoyed creating it :)
 This is of course the view I had from the Tigresse

Leaving the V&A Waterfront with Green Point on Signal Hill in the back ground

The stadium does look big here, compared to the apartment buildings, it wasn't a spectacular sunset but just pleasant and motoring quietly along Green Point and Sea Point on a calm sea, was so lovely.

Do click the images to see large

Friday, September 25, 2009

World Cup Soccer 2010 Green Point Stadium wrapped in mesh liner sheets

Well I must say it gets more interesting by the day there are 2 white sheets hanging in the front as well as 5 long strips of the PTFE mesh membrane on the left

I drove to the Hamiltons Rugby club to have a closer look but it started raining, so no shots from there...well the first 3 strips they put up already look tatty and dirty, the 2 newer strips look lighter and cleaner, then the 2 half sheets in the front .. they remind me of bed sheets, I dont understand why they are so much lighter then the rest ?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New World Cup Green Point Stadium in Cape Town is being patched up

Nice patch work ...or is it ?

Took this while I was flying by :)
My amazing new camera ...
I was on my way shopping but decided to get a few quick shots too see what the patchwork looks like up close and I was actually standing behind "Wakame" Restaurant for these shots, which is the building right next to the ocean, on the left hand side of  THIS photo

This was just before I left the house when I noticed they were closing the gap

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cruising on Tigresse past the 2010 WC Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

The sea was beckoning me on this beautiful warm day, so once again I went for a sunset trip on my favourite cat the Tigresse. For R 200 + free champagne I got my hair tossed and slightly sloshed :) when they first took it for an exhilarating sail around Table Bay and then motored slowly along Green Point and Sea Point at my special request

As you can see the fourth strip of  PVC mesh was attached I dont know why there is a gap but maybe they could see trouble ahead

When the sun goes down the mesh becomes a colden colour
The middle strip was the first strip, it looks like it is a nightmare to sort that out

When you click on this image you can just see the Kramat, its a Muslim Shrine on the ridge of Signal Hill

All images today : CANON EOS 450D
lens : EFS 17-85 mm

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Green Point Stadium is still having trouble with the first strip of PTFE membrane

Today I received my new camera Canon SX20 IS Superzoom !
Unfortunately by the time I was ready to shoot the storm force wind was kicking up a hell of a dust cloud  and the sun had almost gone
Because the dust was so bad I had to stay at a respectful distance from the stadium I must say I am pleased with the zoom on this camera

Click images to see large
These were taken with 2 different cameras 2 days apart

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Green Point Stadium in a twist ....

Playing with some of my images tonight
I used the Picnik editing program for the above photo and played with a tool called circle splash

A toy stadium ........Click image and allow your eyes to trick you...
Tiltshift image
Tilt-shift miniature style photos are pictures of real-life scenes that are manipulated to look like model photographs

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Traveling or staying in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Soccer World Cup, June/July 2010

 September 17/2009
Keep this article handy on 4 December 2009 when the final draw to assign teams to groups takes place in Cape Town, South Africa

November 19 2007