Horny

A few sets of impressive’looking horns on view here in this group of oryx at Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

Stone Steps

No doubt a safety hazard, but these stone steps have obviously survived everything the Noth Sea has thrown at them for a very long time.

CMMC 24 November 2021

Both Sides Now

A clever way of getting an all-round view of this elaborately decorative pendant, on display in the Victoria & Albert Museum (‘The V&A’) in London.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reflections or Shadows

At Anchor, Pittenweem

Fishing boats at anchor in the inner harbour of Pittenweem.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: On Water

Self-catering

A century and more ago, there were no school canteens – at least not in little village schools like this one in Montrol-Sénard. Pupils brought their hot lunches from home and kept them warm on the stove in the middle of the classroom.

CMMC 17 November 2021

Approaching Menace

There is something faintly threatening in this silhouette of a French military helicopter against a backdrop of looming clouds. Not to worry though, it was only at a nearby air display a few years ago.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything That Flies

Blue Sky Thinking

The bluest of blue skies above the town of Perigueux.

This image has been cropped but is otherwise completely unretouched: the sky really was that blue.

CMMC 10 November 2021

‘This Is The Place’

The Fun Foto theme for this week is a particularly interesting one: ‘future nostalgic’. For this, we are invited to select an image from our archives that we knew when we captured it we would enjoy looking at again in the future.

So here is the very first time we laid eyes on the house where we have now lived for over nine years. This was back in October 2004. We followed the agent (pictured on the right) in our own car and turned the little corner off the ‘main’ road through the hamlet that we call Tranquility Base.

Madame ‘got it’ straight away. I just saw a tumbledown money pit. It turned out we were both right, but now neither of us would want to live anywhere else.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Future Nostalgic

Looking Into The Lily

It’s macro week in Cee’s ongoing midweek challenge.

This is another image captured on my iPhone using the Halide photo app, which features what I think is a pretty impressive macro capability.

CMMC: November Macro

Welcome To Chiswick

By all means enjoy a walk along the dirt path that runs next to the Thames in Chiswick, west London. But don’t even think about firing up your barbecue.

Am I the only one who finds that egregious apostrophe really irritating? The BBQ’s what?

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sand and Dirt