Monumental

Large? You want large? Take a look at the human figures at bottom left of this image from Petra and you’ll get some idea of the scale of this monumental work.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

Art in the service of religion

In response to this week’s Black & White Challenge from Cee, here is an image of the extraordinarily intricate carving above the great door of Chartres Cathedral.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

This week we’re asked ‘what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?’

Well, I don’t know about the ‘more inspired’ bit, but I do like a nice reflection: as I’ve described it before, Nature’s best buy-one-get-one-free deal. So, here are three images I’ve captured over the past couple of weeks.

The first was taken from a boat on the Dordogne River:

Dordogne riverbank

Dordogne riverbank

The second is from the same boat trip, but I flipped the image 90 degrees clockwise for a more dramatic efect

A different perspective

A different perspective

And finally, taken at a display by the Cadre Noir elite team at France’s National equestrian School in Saumur, a rider passes in front of a mirror

Cadre Noir

Cadre Noir

 

Across the fields

A view of the nearby village of Lesterps on a suitably overcast, monochrome kind of day.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Houses.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G Biv

All the colours of the rainbow – captured at the Blond Airshow last summer.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Roy G Biv

Fallow Ground

Five minutes walk down the road from here is this field, which last year had a late crop of maize. This year it’s been left fallow, but this is what it looked like in January.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season

In Abu Dhabi, August is off-season for anything to do with the beach – it’s just too hot. Which is why these pedalos were left high and dry on the sand until things started to cool off a bit.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season.