Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

The passage of millenia has weathered the sandstone of the ancient city of Petra into some fascinating shapes and colours, including this example.

Is it just me, or is that the head of a dinosaur about to graze on that bush?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

The Weir

A different angle on the River Vienne as it flows over the weir in the middle of the town of Chabanais.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

It was during my ten years in Abu Dhabi that I bought my first DSLR, reigniting my interest in ‘serious’ photography. I spent part of one evening with my new camera sitting on its tripod on the balcony of our apartment doing an exercise recommended by the teacher of one of the weekend courses I took.

The idea was to use a long exposure (eight seconds in this case), during which a zoom lens should be rotated (as smoothly as possible) to give this abstract effect:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Last year, I took a whole series of photos of our friend Terry’s immaculately maintained Triumph motorcycle – including this very rounded, yet almost abstract, image of the crossbar and headlight.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Blue

After last week’s theme of ‘pink’ it’s quite natural for Frank to set us the challenge of ‘Blue’ this week.

I hope this is blue enough for everyone. It’s a detail of the roof of what used to be called the Yas Hotel, on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi – just outside the Formula One racetrack. At night, the colours cycle through the spectrum, but I managed to catch it when it was at its bluest:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Blue

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

What could be more ‘soon passing…quickly fading or disappearing’ – evanescent – than a firework?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 31 – Empty Space

It’s good to have The Girl That Dreams Awake back and resuming her 52 Weeks Photo Challenge with the theme of ‘Empty Space’.

I do believe that sometimes less is more, and it isn’t always necessary to fill the frame with your subject.

And I particularly enjoy photographing fireworks: like snowflakes, every one is different. Some are best viewed in ‘full frame’, but with some thoughtful cropping a lot of empty space can enhance an image, as in this example.

It’s a rocket that was part of last year’s Fête Nationale display in our local village. However, with a little imagination you could also see it as a picture of a sunrise, taken from outer (and therefore empty) space.

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 31 – Empty Space