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

Road, Side

A different perspective on this litle track that runs off the road between here and the next hamlet:

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Perspective

Shining through

You know those glass bricks¹ you can get to go in your bathroom? Well this is what can happen when you shine a light through one of them:

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¹ this is what I’m talking about:

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Glass

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Shine a light through a glass of red wine onto a white tablecloth and this is what you get:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Abstract Geometry

I took this photograph while on a weekend photography course in Abu Dhabi a few years ago. The colour original isn’t up to much: an over-exposed (very bright sunlight) pale yellow section of what, apart from a line of these tilted squares, was a pretty nondescript wall.

However, this monochrome version is, in my view, a lot more interesting: the shape itself is emphasised – helped by the vignetting I added – and the whole thing is somehow much ‘grittier’ thanks to the greater contrast available in black & white.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes