Horse’s Head (Detail)

Detail of a carved wooden horse that sits on a table in our salon. The monochrome conversion (the real thing is actually bronze-coloured) highlights the interesting textures of the piece.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Bottle Bank

A bit of a stretch maybe, but there is definitely liquid in these bottles: wine from the St. Emilion area of Bordeaux.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Abandoned

Here in the depths of the French countryside there is no shortage of abandoned buildings – the ones that even the hardiest expats won’t buy.

A colour version of this image was included in a post entitled ‘Rural Reflections‘ that I put up last year, but I think that the greyscale conversion works well.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Running on empty

On one of the weekend photography courses I attended in Abu Dhabi, we were let loose to look for something ‘quirky’. I saw the word “Empty’ written next to a manhole cover.

So I put my wallet underneath the sign and took this picture.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Fractal Romanesco

Quite some time ago, before I even set up this separate photography site, I produced a post containing some close-up images of a romanesco.

For the uninitiated, romanesco is a – rather tasty – cross between broccoli and cauliflower, with a very distinctive appearance that reminds me of a fractal. And since there is such a thing as fractal geometry, here is another image that qualifies for this week’s challenge.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Numbers

This is what passes for a licence plate around here, stencilled onto the back of the seat of an ancient and well-used tractor that belongs to the local commune.

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In response to the latest of Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenges.

Silverback

A silverback gorilla at Vallée des Singes, Vienne (not a selfie).

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.