Bathrooms aren’t the most obvious source of photographic inspiration, so I’m indebted to Cee for forcing me to use a bit of imagination for a change. This is a close-up of the rather complicated arrangement of taps (or ‘robinets’ in French) on the side of my bath. Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photography Challenge.
Detail from a piano in the Music Room of Chateau d’Amboise (where you can also find the empty chair). Posted in response to the latest of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenges.
It takes a lot to move me to incandescent rage, but my encounters with the phenomenon of ‘selfie sticks’ when in Venice last year prompted me to this rant. And I have to say that time has proved to be no emollient. As far as I can see, there is only one possible valid use for a selfie stick, and since science has already…
Montrol-Sénard is a village in the Limousin countryside, not far from here, that is preserved as a living museum of rural life at around the turn of the last century. This image shows part of a piece of machinery in the village smithy. Don’t ask me what it’s for. Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge.
‘The Landmark’ is – or was – the tallest building in Abu Dhabi. Here it is under construction, pushing up through an early morning fog. Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge
For this week’s instalment of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is a photograph taken at Chateau d’Amboise, in the Indre-et-Loire départment of central France. The chateau’s main claim to fame is that it’s the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.
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…