The outside light

In France, it is a legal requirement that all doors with external access must have a light above them (although it doesn’t have to be on all the time). This one is above our kitchen door.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lighting

Bolted

There’s a metal five-barred gate that allows tractors to get into the fields behind our house. It’s secured by this bolt, as seen on a very frosty morning.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

Tree rings

This tree obviously had a fw years under its belt before it was cut down and turned into logs, like this one from my woodpile.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Circles and curves

The Musical Chandelier

This quirky and unusual chandelier hangs in the foyer of a hotel in Toulouse.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: music

The curious lamb

This baby lamb was intrigued as we walked past their field about half a mile from our house (humans are vastly outnumbered by sheep in these parts).

The tangled undergrowth and monochrome treatment gives an almost abstract feel to the overall image.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Farm Animals

Zen

A contemplative (indeed, reflective) scene in the Japanese Garden in Toulouse.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All about nature

Stone Staircases

These stone staircases can be found in the crypt of the subterranean church at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ways to move up and down

The wedding car

Back in the summer, I did the ‘official’ photography of the wedding of the daughter of a friend. The bride was driven to the ceremony by her father in this sporty little number.

It most definitely had an engine (although no bonus point for actually showing it), but also this attractively laid-out – and now rather retro – interior arrangement of wheels and dials.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things with motors

Halfway there

Heading west from our house, it’s about a mile to the nearest ‘main’ (everything is relative) road. This stretch of the glorified track is at about the halfway mark.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Roads

What Lies through this window?

This mysterious window can be found in Aubeterre-sur Dronne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Your Pick