The Inner Harbour, St Andrews

A tranquil view of the inner harbour at St Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife.

CMMC 20 January 2021

The bull-necked giraffe

It’s not really bull-necked, of course: an optical illusion caused by use of a telephoto lens.

However, the natural pattern of the giraffe’s hide is very characteristic.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns In Nature

Tuna Fishing In Oman

In the waters off Muscat, in Oman, fishing is still a low-tech business.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: On Water

Pink Enough?

Cee’s theme for her CMMC challenge this week is ‘pink’. Will this do?

CMMC 14 January 2021

Urban Erosion: St-Junien

An all-too common sight in the old centres of so many towns in rural France that don’t benefit from any significant levels of tourism.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 13 January 2021

A Cold Snap

It’s been pretty cold these last few days….

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Hot or Cold

Tale Of A Tile

A couple of years ago, when such things were still permitted, there was an ‘expo’ of hobbies and (in the French sense) ‘passions’ in the village.

One exhibitor displayed part of his collection of decorative tiles, of which this was one of the most striking.

CMMC 6 January 2021

Bridge at Gargilesse

Cee’s theme for her Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘bridges’. This image certainly includes a bridge, crossing the river in the village of Gargilesse, in central France.

To be honest, though, I think far more interesting is the ‘tie-dye’ lens flare in the top right corner.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

The Treasury At Petra

There are few sights more awe-inspiring than the first glimpse of the soaring Nabatean Treasury in the ancient city of Petra.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Columns & Vertical Lines

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 52 Self-Portrait

Well, we made it. All 52 of the Smartphone Challenges. Although I was naturally reluctant to meet the final brief – a self-portrait “that shows us who others think you are”.

Anyway, Madame thinks that this is a nice picture of me and frankly hers is the only opinion that carries much weight.

Now, that was fun wasn’t it? But what am I going to do next year?

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 52 Self-Portrait