Posted on February 2, 2015
This is the doorway of an unoccupied house on the island of Burano, in the Venice lagoon.
Posted on January 31, 2015
Not the most original take on this week’s challenge, but an attractive image nonetheless. Taken at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Posted on January 30, 2015
This is the skull of an oryx that I came across just lying on the ground in the nature reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi.
Posted in response to Cees Weekly Black & White Photo Challenge: Textures
Posted on January 26, 2015
Dunno what this ostrich was actually trying to say, but I’m pretty sure he meant it.
Posted on January 23, 2015
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 the highlighted texture of the walls.
Posted on January 17, 2015
Calm, peaceful and untroubled? Oh yes.
This photograph was taken at the resort hotel on Sir Bani Yas in Abu Dhabi. We were just about the only guests there (it hadn’t been open for very long), which just added to the tranquility.
I particularly like the additional elements of serenity in the foreground: the infinity pool, what could almost be a Zen garden, the reflection and the curves.
Posted in response to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity.
Posted on January 16, 2015
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.