A Word a Week Challenge: Frame

Every week Sue from ‘A Word in Your Ear’ dips into her English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe what that word means to you.

This week’s challenge is FRAME (click to join in with the challenge)

There are lots of ways to frame a photograph including using branches of trees or shrubs as above when I took this photo of the Helshoogte Pass between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Or you can use a doorway or archway to frame a particularly nice view like this one at the Carbiere Winery in Franschhoek.

View from Haute Carbiere

Using a tree and part of a wall on the right to frame this lovely whitewashed Drostdy Museum building in Swellandam, I included another tree and smaller sign to use as the left-hand frame.

Drostdy Museum Swellendam

Another way of framing a photograph is to get some of the foreground into the picture as I did here at Boulders Beach, using the boulders at the right-hand side to create a curved frame around the blue water.


You could, of course, use software to create a different frame around one of your photos – as I did here with a close-up of a cheese shop display to create the old Polaroid effect.

cheese shop

And finally whilst staying in South Africa, I managed to frame one of my obsessions (beach huts) using the round window in the promenade wall.

round window

if you would like to see more of my images of South Africa and read about my travels there then please visit these posts:

  1. Cape Town
  2. False Bay
  3. Hermanus
  4. Wine Region

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

13 thoughts on “A Word a Week Challenge: Frame”

  1. What a lovely selection, Jude. I absolutely love your lead photo 🙂
    All the way through the post I was nodding to myself- I use border no. 3- and then you read my mind! But the best- well, I think so, but I could still be swayed by the lead shot- is the peephole on the beach huts 🙂

    1. Thank you Jo! Yes those stern looking mountains do look lovely framed by the trees, it is one of my favourite shots. But I do love beach huts 🙂

  2. Love the view of the beach huts especially, great way to frame a photo. The ‘postcard’ effect is very clever too. As always, a wonderful selection of photos Jude 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you Sherri – I’m afraid using a window or door to ‘frame’ your photo is a bit of a cliché, but I can never resist!

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