Touching

A giraffe and her child share a tender moment on the Sir Bani Yas game reserve in Abu Dhabi:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tender Moments

Smooth as marble

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge this week has the theme of ‘Smooth’.

The well-known phrase ‘smooth as monumental alabaster’ (from Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’)came to mind when I saw that. I’m not sure whether these mosaic flowers are set in alabaster or ‘just’ marble, but I do know that it’s part of the ornate decoration of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and that it’s very smooth.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth

Splendid Isolation

This statue of King Louis IX – canonised as Saint Louis – stands in splendid isolation on a corner of the mighty basilica of Sacré-Coeur, which dominates the skyline of the Montmartre area of Paris.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Isolated Subjects

How to bag an elephant

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge for this week has the theme of ‘texture’.

This is a detail from an embroidered bag that I saw on display at the ‘Pour L’amour du Fil’ expo in Nantes a couple oof years ago.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

Petra: Made by Humans

It almost beggars belief that the colossal monuments of the ancient city of Petra, such as this tomb carved out of sandstone, were created thousands of years ago by mere human beings.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Made by humans

A Golden Display

This week, Cee is looking for a photo dominated by a single colour.

This is a firework I captured in the New Year’s Eve display in Sydney a few years ago. Photographing fireworks is always a bit of a hit-and-miss affair, but I think I got lucky with this one.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Colour

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Crawl

This boy – and his twin brother – now plays rugby for his school. But you have to crawl before you can walk…

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Crawl