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.

 

Red Hot Poker

With an open topic from Cee for this week, I was naturally drawn to one of my favourite subjects, particularly as it’s not listed for the coming weeks.

This image is a detail from a photograph I took of a ‘Red Hot Poker’  (Kniphofia if you want to be properly botanical about it) that flowered last week.

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Not that I’m a gardener by any means (that is Madame’s domain; I just cut the grass and do some of the heavy lifting) but macro photography is one of my particular interests and flowers are an inexhaustible source of subject matter

Just so you can see where it’s come from, here is the original image. Fun with Lightroom did the rest.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Open Topic

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Here’s one I’d completely forgotten about. This was taken with a compact camera at my daughter’s wedding reception almost ten years ago. Technically, of course, it’s a shocker (the metadata tells me that the exposure was half a second).

In mitigation, though, it was getting quite late by then and a fair amount of champagne had been consumed. Plus the composition – quite accidentally, of course – is quite pleasing.

And it’s nothing if not vivid.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Aaaww, meerkats

Who doesn’t love a meerkat? This photograph was taken at Al Ain Zoo a few years ago. I particularly like the quizzical expression of the one on the left.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Animals

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way

On a snowy day last year on one of our local walks we came across a group of Shetland ponies in a field. This one was particularly curious.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Way