Impressions taking shape as photos roll in
A very gratifying total of 91 pictures have so far been uploaded to the Write-On Publishing “Impressions of St Francis” website for possible inclusion in the forthcoming St Francis Photobook., being produced by Write-On Publishing in association with St Francis Tourism.
“In general, the pictures have been of an amazing standard and quality, and I am extremely grateful to all those who have taken the time to upload their pictures,” says editor and publisher Frank Nunan.
“Most of the pictures depict the incredibly beautiful scenery, sunsets, sunrises and in general, the special natural beauty of our region. Much as I appreciate these and am stunned by the beauty they show, I would like to this book to be much more than that. So far, there have been very pictures of a white building/house with a thatched roof, or the the grat Mediterranean themes from Santareme! Surely these unique quality of our town must be some of the more enduring ‘Impressions’ of St Francis that anyone could have?
“As for the lighthouse – I could never have imagined that I would get so many totally different and all equally stunning views of this landmark!”
“And it doesn’t stop there! What about the rest of our quirky architecture? A thatched, white police station – a filling station that to me always looked like something out of a Noddy book. Some of the original cottages in the Village, the lovely houses on the Canals, the apartments at the Port, the Mediterranean houses of Santareme, and the spectacular homes and the clubhouse on the Links – there is so much! What about the quirkiness of Cape St Francis, where you can have a humble fishing cottage side by side with a mansion! Sea Vista is also a part of the reality of St Francis, and it has its own “Impressions” – Pastor Andrew’s Shekinah Ministries church, Jenny’s takeaway, the brand new library, the pigs, cattle and goats in the road, the kids playing in the streets.”
“Then there are the people – lets see what our people look like! The grizzled old timers, the ladies taking tea at the Pedal & Spoke or the Rambling Rose, the surfers, the workers.
“Much I love and appreciate the beautiful scenery, I don’t just want a picture postcard book. I would like to present a real, gritty portrait of the area – beauty spots, warts and all!”
“Please, residents of St Francis, let’s produce a book together that we will be proud of- a true reflection of our area.”
Another way people can get involved is to vote for the pictures that have been uploaded – voting is free, easy and anonymous. Imply hover on your picture of choice, and a “Vote for this Picture” tab will appear.
The Winner of the Competition will have his or her picture featured on the front cover of the.book.
See all the entrants at www.writeonpublishing.co.za/Photo_SFB.
Part of the proceeds of the sale of the book – R50 per book – will be donated to the Sea Vista library for the purchase of books.
The book may be pre-ordered at the special pre-production price of R325. It will eventually retail for R400.
A similar book, “Impression of Jeffrey’s Bay’ is simultaneously being produced for the Jeffrey’s Bay area.
(Please note: the cover illustration is a mock-up and not necessarily what the final product will look like.)
Issued by: Write-On Publishing
Contact: Frank Nunan