Silverback

A silverback gorilla at Vallée des Singes, Vienne (not a selfie).

CloseupB&W

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

This image was taken as part of an assignment on a ‘Beginners’ photography course I took in Abu Dhabi. The technique involves mounting a camera with a zoom lens on a tripod, setting a long exposure and then rotating the zoom while taking the picture. Obviously it works best at night, as here, and it does provide some vey arresting, Matrix-like images.

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WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur

Screenshot

Anything to do with phones is this week’s Black & White Photo Challenge. I can’t imagine how to make a phone – of whatever vintage – interesting, although there’s a certain wry amusement to be gleaned from seeing a picture of what at first glance looks like a housebrick but on closer inspection proves to be an eighties ‘mobile’ (think Gordon Gekko).

Anyway, with modern day phones being largely generic in their external appearance, it seemed to me that what differentiates them is their personalised home page; so here is a screenshot of mine.

I would just like to point out that the background image is most definitely not a selfie.

PhoneB&W

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

What could be more ephemeral than a firework?

Ephemeral

Posted in response to the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

We don’t say faucet

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.

BathB&W

Posted in response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photography Challenge.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Detail from a display of fresh fruit and vegetables at the Rialto market in Venice.

Fresh

Posted in response to the latest WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Name that tune

Detail from a piano in the Music Room of Chateau d’Amboise (where you can also find the empty chair).

MusicB&W

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