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

A Nod To Escher

This photograph is of part of a ruined monastery (I think) in Sarlat, a medieval town in the Dordogne.

This week, Cee is looking for images of rocks. You could perhaps argue that these are stones rather than rocks, but what exactly is the difference between a stone and a rock?

Well, according to Wikipedia (so it must be true), stone is rock that’s had a bit of work done on it. Still made of rock though, I’d argue.

Judiciously cropped, as here, it reminded me of something that M C Escher might have produced.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks

Under pressure

As part of the wine-making process, in Bordeaux as elsewhere, the young wine has to be drawn out of the big stainless steel tanks into smaller containers under the force of gravity. Given how large the tanks are, it’s not surprising that it comes out at high pressure. That’s what you call letting it breathe.

And if you zoom in closely enough, it becomes almost abstract:

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid

Tuesdays of Texture: Paper

The Moulin du Gôt is an historic working paper-mill near St Leonard de Noblat, in the Limousin region. Paper is still made there using traditional methods and from some unusual primary materials – not just wood and linen, but various vegetal matter (leeks, for example). Some of the papers they produce are used to make lampshades with fascinating textures:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 35