Posted on September 17, 2021
Patterns of reflections and diffraction from a half-full (or should that be half-empty?) glass of water sitting on our dining table.
Posted on September 10, 2021
I took this photo from outside my front door at dusk one evening back in April this year. The exceptional mackerel sky was too dramatic to ignore.
Posted on September 3, 2021
This old stone staircase in the Bordeaux town of Saint-Emilion is rather grand, especially considering that it’s not in a stately home but rather an open-sided building housing a number of artisan workshops.
Posted on September 1, 2021
The theme for the Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘We Are The World’, which – at least in this blogger’s personal opinion – is a cloying, cliché-ridden dirge produced (or should that be ‘perpetrated’?) by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, who really could – and should – have done better. Or just not bothered.
But I digress. I have no image to go with this title. However, in part the lyrics read “turning stones to bread”.
Stones have an integral role to play in the making of bread, from the millstones that grind the wheat to the bricks that make up the ovens that bake the loaves.
That gave me the inspiration to post this image of the interior of a very large communal bread oven, in the open-air museum of Montrol-Sènard. The ceiling is quite a triumph of the bricklayers’ art.
Posted on August 27, 2021
‘Fences and gates’ is what Cee is looking for in her Black & White Photo Challenge. ‘Fences and gates’ note: strictly speaking, this is not an either/or.
Okay then, how about this?
Posted on August 20, 2021
This close-up of a small part of the infrastructure of the Sydney Harbour Bridge gives some idea of the intricate complexity of the steelwork.
Posted on August 13, 2021
Posted on August 6, 2021
Definitely a large subject for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is this looming tower, part of the medieval fortifications of the city of Perigueux.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects
Posted on July 30, 2021
Posted on July 23, 2021
A scene from the bustling metropolis that we call home and refer to as Tranquility Base. Our house lies behind these two, which are reflected in the village pond (étang).
The ripple – probably caused by one of the myriad frogs that colonise the pond – adds interest and helps to balance the image.