A French Air Force display ‘plane goes through its paces at the ‘Estevol’ air show.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything That Flies

The wide blue yonder

A stunt aeroplane goes through its aerobatic paces at the annual (but not this year, obviously) Estevol air show at Blond.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Planes

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

After last week’s theme of ‘Rest’ it was only logical that this time Frank would be seeking some ‘Action’ images for his Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This is the display team of the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates in action over Abu Dhabi, as part of the country’s National Day celebrations.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

Diagonal Lines

The interesting part of this challenge is that many diagonal lines are also leading lines. Since we’ve already ‘done’ leading lines, I’ve tried to come up with some images that are all about the diagonal itself, rather than them being, even incidentally, leading lines too.

I think this is my favourite of this week’s selection:

The mast of a catamaran

The mast of a catamaran

And here are a couple of others:

And here are a couple of what Cee described as ‘implied diagonals’:

Finally, my favourite images from earlier contributions to this thread. The first from the Vertical Lines challenge and the one on the right from Leading Lines (which, neatly enough, is also an implied diagonal):

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Diagonal Lines


There’s a permanent debate among photographers about the acceptability of post-processing. Purists equate any form of editing with cheating, while others argue that there is nothing wrong with getting creative with an ‘as-shot’ image.

I must say that my sympathies are with the latter group. Of course you should try to take the best shot you can in the first place, but whether your post-processing goes no further than a crop and a bit of sharpening, or you go to town and create a virtually new image, it’s the end-product that matters, as with my before-and-after images in my recent post on Vertical Lines.

This image (taken at the nearby Blond Airshow a couple of years ago) has – quite obviously – been doctored. But believe me, whatever merits it may or may not have, it’s a lot more interesting than the original.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic