Pine cone: detail

Something small….this is one of my efforts at getting proper use out of my macro lens (Nikon 105mm, if you’re interested) and it’s a detail from a photograph of a pine cone.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Small Subjects

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

“If you get confused, listen to the music play”

     – Grateful Dead: ‘Franklin’s Tower’

This week’s Photo Challenge wants to know “Where do you go when you need to think? What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve? How do you get your sense of humor back? How do you recharge your groove?”

That’s an easy one for me. I just put in my noise-cancelling earphones and choose something from here. Or maybe from the 900 or so concert downloads that I’ve accumulated over the almost twenty five years since the bus came by and I got on.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place.

[taken with my iPhone, hence the slightly blurred effect. Although that could just be ‘Dark Star’]

How does that look?

We’ve just spent a few days in and around the  – very picturesque – medieval town of Sarlat, in the Dordogne.

This photograph was taken from the ascenseur panoramique – a glass-walled lift (elevator, if you insist) that climbs 100 feet inside the bell-tower of a church. From the top you get excellent – nay, panoramique – views of the rooftops of old Sarlat and the surrounding countryside…

…as well as these happy snappers reviewing their images of the bronze geese in the Place du Marché aux Oies – the Goose Market.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Kind of Camera or Photos of Photographers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

A stream and a line of well-cultivated trees provides an effective boundary at Chateau du Fraisse, just outside Nouic in the Haute-Vienne.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries.

My (Grandfather’s) Watch

This is a photograph of the back of my watch. Except that it isn’t really my watch. It’s the one that was presented to my grandfather on the occasion of his retirement in 1961 – at the age of 74. Those are his initials: TC.

Rather like me, it’s a bit temperamental now, and sometimes stops for no obvious reason (also rather like me). But I’m proud to wear it.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Backs of things

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The life-cycle – a constant process of change – of a rose, in a single image:


Weekly Photo Challenge: Change


The BurJuman Centre is one of the oldest shopping malls in Dubai, and features a couple of grand sweeping staircases, with elements of Art Deco. This is a view taken from the ground floor, looking up to the balcony and ceiling above. The image is almost abstract and works quite well in black & white, I think.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Perspective