Dec 1st, 2009 by Johan
Looking at Simon’s Town from Red Hill, I was reminded of the term clichÃ©.
According to Wikipedia; A clichÃ© is a saying, expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect rendering it a stereotype, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel.
Well, this image of Simon’s Town has been over used to the extend that it has become boring. Really boring. I know it has become a logo of some sort. “Whether right or wrong, …imagination is shaped by the pictures seen…”
The photographer, in this case, observed a lack of originality. I am not saying it’s not a work of art. It may be. But it’s not original. And looking at all of the images published on this web, this angle (and images of penguins) are the most over exposed. Also true; If we use the image as an identifier then we also observe a lack of originality.
I took the following image with my cell phone, and am not showing it to brag. If I wanted to brag I would have taken my proper camera. No. I am showing you a new angle that, I believe, many people are not familiar with. It may even stress the boundaries of the stereotypical amongst us.
This image shows what I like about Simon’s Town. It represents to me the dream… the adventure… the exciting.
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there’s no real security in what’s no longer meaningful. There’s more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there’s life, and in change there’s power.” Margaret Stortz
I am looking forward to meeting the adventurous and exiting.
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