Abandoned

Here in the depths of the French countryside there is no shortage of abandoned buildings – the ones that even the hardiest expats won’t buy.

A colour version of this image was included in a post entitled ‘Rural Reflections‘ that I put up last year, but I think that the greyscale conversion works well.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

The intricacy of both the vaulted ceiling and the stained glass window in this image from Chartres Cathedral is a testament to the skills of medieval craftsmen.

Intricate

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

Running on empty

On one of the weekend photography courses I attended in Abu Dhabi, we were let loose to look for something ‘quirky’. I saw the word “Empty’ written next to a manhole cover.

So I put my wallet underneath the sign and took this picture.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

Ah, the jet-ski: the noisy scourge of the Abu Dhabi beach. At least this one had the good grace to be a red foreground object.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

Fractal Romanesco

Quite some time ago, before I even set up this separate photography site, I produced a post containing some close-up images of a romanesco.

For the uninitiated, romanesco is a – rather tasty – cross between broccoli and cauliflower, with a very distinctive appearance that reminds me of a fractal. And since there is such a thing as fractal geometry, here is another image that qualifies for this week’s challenge.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

When visiting Petra, go early, not just to miss the crowds but for the quality of the light.

This is a view of the ‘Siq’ – the long narrow gorge that eventually opens out to the dramatic and famous view of the Treasury. It was early, but as you can see, we weren’t the first.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Numbers

This is what passes for a licence plate around here, stencilled onto the back of the seat of an ancient and well-used tractor that belongs to the local commune.

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In response to the latest of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenges.