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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

This is a detail from one of the underpasses – each individually designed – that are dotted along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.

Posted as a response to this week’s Photo Challenge.

Wall

Venice, Schmenice, it’s all about me!

It takes a lot to move me to incandescent rage, but my encounters with the phenomenon of ‘selfie sticks’ when in Venice last year prompted me to this rant. And I have to say that time has proved to be no emollient.

As far as I can see, there is only one possible valid use for a selfie stick, and since science has already invented colonoscopes for that kind of thing, even that’s debatable.

But, if you want something in response to Cee’s latest Black & White challenge, here’s a photograph I took on Burano last October.

CameraB&W

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

This week’s challenge asks us to feature the colour orange in a gallery. Ours not to reason why, so here are three images heavy on the orange:

1) A spectacular sunset over Beverley in Yorkshire

2) Part of the innards of a vintage tractor, taken at the display of old-time cars and agricultural machinery in Lesterps

3) All I know about this is that it’s a flower and I took the photograph in Abu Dhabi. Anybody know what it is?

(Incidentally, apart from some cropping of the second and third, there’s been no post-processing of any of these images. Which is unusual for me.)