Palm tree at Hili Oasis

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.

Palm trunk

The woodpile

Last year, we had a dead oak tree at the bottom of one of our fields. Patrice, the local forestier, cut it down for us and turned it into logs for our woodburning stoves. This year, it’s helping to keep us warm.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Wood

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Can you see what it is yet? This is a ‘doctored’ detail – complete with shadows – of the roof of a villa at the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Shadowed

To put it into context, here’s another image:

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Freezing fog

In response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge – Weather, an image taken last winter here at Tranquility Base.

Freezing fog

The link to the challenge is here.

 

 

Santa’s gone off-piste

Nobody would begrudge Santa a holiday after his recent busy time, and why shouldn’t he go skiing? But he must have overdone the glühwein a bit to end up flat out on a supermarket shelf in the middle of France earlier today.

Santa

 

(inspired by Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge)

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/01/01/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-shoes-or-feet/

Detail from the base of a lectern in St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Of course the subject is the feet, but the reflection of the church interior provides context.

B&WFeet

Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

“Warmth” certainly gives plenty of scope for interpretation.

Below is one take on it: an image from a few years ago of a very small and very warm grandson surrounded by very warm colours in a children’s playground in Abu Dhabi (it was October: trust me, it was warm).

WarmthWPC

For a completely different take on “warmth”, here is my contribution on this topic for last month’s ‘Photography 101’ challenge.