The sights of Venice

For this week’s entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is an image from Venice, which does feature a road (‘Calle’) leading down to the Grand Canal, although it’s a moot point whether the road is the principal focus for the gentleman on the left. The high contrast from the strong shadows works well in Black & White, I think, as does…

Palm tree at Hili Oasis

Another entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Taken at the Hili Oasis in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, this is the stump of a palm tree that’s had a severe pruning.

Freezing fog

In response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge – Weather, an image taken last winter here at Tranquility Base. The link to the challenge is here.    

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/01/01/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-shoes-or-feet/ Detail from the base of a lectern in St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Of course the subject is the feet, but the reflection of the church interior provides context.

Photography 101: Architecture

A view of – a small part of – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. In ‘real’ life, of course, this would be shimmering white marble (topped with gold) against a clear blue sky.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Oradour-sur-Glane is a village not far from here. In 1944 it was the scene of a Nazi atrocity, which can be read about here. A new village was built nearby after the war, but the original is now preserved as a permanent museum and memorial to the 642 named victims.