Learning To Ride

My grandson, moving up from a three wheeled to a two-wheeled cycle.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: One, Two Or Three Wheels

Looming

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

Shear Hard Work

A sheep shearer shows off his skills at a village display in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: People at work

Tranquil reflections

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Reflections

Wherever the road leads

Who knows where this farm track leads?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Outdoor paths

A Fort Near Al Ain

You can’t help but admire the uncompromising geometry of this restored desert fort outside the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Doom and gloom

The looming clouds and silhouetted trees bring a sense of menace to this image, which is further heightened by the thorns on the branch of a rose bush that cuts diagonally across the frame.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Trees

The White Rose

This rose climbs on a trellis in our garden. The petals are pure white, but the ‘working parts’, as it were, are vibrant yellow and orange.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 24 June 2021

Stuffed And Mounted

Visit any medieval chateau that’s open to the public and you’re almost certain to find a whole array of mementos in the form of stuffed heads – like this example, from near Sarlat in the Dordogne.

I suspect that this is the head of a much-prized bull rather than a hunting trophy.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Pets or stuffed animals

A Deckchair Made Of Roses

This is not something you see every day. Unless you happened to be at the Festival of Roses in Douai La Fontaine a couple of years ago.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge 4 June 2021