Ten Years Ago…

Ten years on, and this boy now plays the piano beautifully….

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: A Sense Of Hearing

Monday Window: Saint-Junien

A derelict building in the town of Saint-Junien:

#MondayWindow 4 May 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 18 Weight

“Heavy as a stone. Light as a feather” says the prompt for week 18. Well, how about as light as a dandelion?

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 18

En garde

This fiercely proud lion stands guard in the Musée d’Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. Notice the even fiercer lion standing guard behind him.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Heads

A touching image

A friendly pat for a curious Shetland pony.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Touching

Monday Window: Thiers

Found in the principal church of the Auvergne town of Thiers:

#MondayWindow 27 April 2020

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 17 Balance

Week 17’s prompt reads as follows: “Balanced composition is pretty straightforward unless you are trying to shoot in the “Accidental Renaissance” style. So shoot a balanced image in the Accidental Renaissance style.”

I must be honest: I had to go away and look up ‘Accidental Renaissance’ when I read that. For the equally uninitiated, this gives a fair idea: ‘Renaissance artwork is instantly recognizable for characteristics like dramatic composition and a striking contrast between light and dark. Sometimes, these elements unexpectedly pop up in modern-day images.’

I’m not sure that this image really fulfils the brief, but the vignette is quite striking, and it’s nothing if not balanced. Of course it’s a selfie, but does that ornate masonry reinforcing rod makes me look like a little devil or an old goat?

I leave it to others to decide.*

* Oh. Apparently, ‘both’ is another option.

#52WeekSmartphoneChallenge 17