Looming

Definitely a large subject for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is this looming tower, part of the medieval fortifications of the city of Perigueux.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

The Heart Of The Sun(flower)

This year, Jean-Claude – who farms 40 hectares of land around here – has sunflowers as his principal crop. If you’re savvy to the back roads you can get pretty close to them.

CMMC 4 August 2021

Boy Blue

On a hot day in Dubai (in November!) the only thing to do is to jump in the swimming pool and cool off.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue

Shear Hard Work

A sheep shearer shows off his skills at a village display in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at work

A Sack For Spuds

I have no recollection of how or where we acquired this old potato sack, but it meets the terms of this week’s midweek challenge – must have a ‘K’ at the end of the word.

CMMC 28 July 2021

Wait! Cucumbers Have Flowers?

Not that I’ve ever given the matter much thought, but I was genuinely surprised to see that the cucumber plants in our serre were flowering.

Although since they’re planted next to the courgettes, which even I know have flowers, I really ought to have realised.

To be honest, I was just attracted by the water drops.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow

Needing No Introduction…

Is there anyone who didn’t recognise the Sydney Opera House?

Viewed here in the frame created by part of the rigging of a tourist boat

PPAC 23 July 2021

Tranquil reflections

A scene from the bustling metropolis that we call home and refer to as Tranquility Base. Our house lies behind these two, which are reflected in the village pond (étang).

The ripple – probably caused by one of the myriad frogs that colonise the pond – adds interest and helps to balance the image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections

Harvest Time

Time to harvest these merlot grapes to make the new vintage of Bordeaux.

CMMC 21 July 2021

A Pink Poker

This week’s Fun Foto (sic) Challenge has the theme of ‘Pink’. I really did try very hard to avoid the cliché of posting a straightforward picture of a flower of said hue.

Unfortunately I lack both the imagination or the depth of archive to avoid the floral world entirely. However, with some judicious cropping, framing and other editing I managed to produce this quasi-abstract image of the flower usually called ‘Red Hot Poker’ – although this one actually was pink.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pink