White swans

This week, I present a rare example of me multi-tasking. The image of these swans was captured by the lake next to Linlithgow Palace and it fulfils the criteria not only for Cee’s Midweek Challenge, where the prompt was ‘white’, but also her Black & White Challenge, for which the theme was ‘birds’.

CMMC 12 January 2022

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Birds

Small but perfectly formed

This is the little hand of our grand-daughter, aged about eight weeks.

CMMC 5 January 2022

Is this elephant wild?

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is animals, either wild or farmed. We are encouraged to be creative, however, so here is an image of an elaborate wall hanging that’s on display in the Japanese galleries of the Victoria & Albert Museum (the V&A) in London.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Farm or wild animals

Rough And Rocky

I would strongly advise against trying to negotiate your way across these rocks on the shore at Pittenweem. There are surely easier ways to break an ankle.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bumpy or Lumpy

Matching Tiles

The white tiled background gives you a fair idea of which room in a Scottish hotel this particular example of decorative carrosserie is to be found.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Matching Things

Horny

A few sets of impressive’looking horns on view here in this group of oryx at Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

At Anchor, Pittenweem

Fishing boats at anchor in the inner harbour of Pittenweem.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: On Water

Approaching Menace

There is something faintly threatening in this silhouette of a French military helicopter against a backdrop of looming clouds. Not to worry though, it was only at a nearby air display a few years ago.

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

Sunset Over St. Monan’s

Looking from one Scottish fishing to another – Pittenweem towards St. Monan’s – the setting sun highlights the top of a fence, which really makes the shot.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point

Crossing The Bridge

You could, of course, drive any of the vehicles in this image, but there is no doubt that the real star is the already iconic Forth Crossing that links Edinburgh with the Kingdom of Fife.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things to Drive