Friday Night Lights

In response to Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge with the theme of ‘lights’, here is another night shot taken from the balcony of our apartment in Abu Dhabi, with traffic busy as usual on Hamdan Street.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lights

Prelude to Prizegiving

These rows of plastic chairs were set out for the prize-giving ceremony at the Doué La Fontaine roses festival. We didn’t stay for that, but as the proceedings were scheduled to start during France’s World Cup semi-final match, I suspect that quite a few of them stayed empty.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Chairs

Photobombed by a seagull

This detail of a water feature in Sydney could stand on its own as an abstract or geometric image, but the curious seagull brings life to it (quite literally).

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe

This week, Frank has gone with the theme of ‘Breathe’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo!

That’s not as straightforward as it might seem at first – or at least I didn’t find it so easy. I have plenty of images that portray something or somebody in the act of breathing, but it tends to be a background activity; breathing itself  is very rarely the point of the picture.

However, applying a bit of lateral thinking….this is what happens when you (or, in this case, a grandson) breathes on a thin membrane of soap stretched on a hoop.

And since Frank was inspired to produce this prompt by a Pink Floyd song, doesn’t that bubble remind you a little of an early Floyd lightshow? (A: Yes.)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shape

I was intrigued by the unusual shapes of this piece of sculpture that I saw, rather improbably, in the Tapestry Museum in Aubusson.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Shape

The staircase

While visiting the restored medieval abbey of Noirlac last year, I was struck by this almost abstract composition of a curving staircase and austere stone walls. Another homage to M C Escher and suitable for Cee’s Black & White subject of ‘Walls’ this week.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Walls

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