Skull

This is the skull of an oryx that I came across just lying on the ground in the nature reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi.

Texture-B&W

Posted in response to Cees Weekly Black & White Photo Challenge: Textures

The sights of Venice

For this week’s entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, here is an image from Venice, which does feature a road (‘Calle’) leading down to the Grand Canal, although it’s a moot point whether the road is the principal focus for the gentleman on the left.

The high contrast from the strong shadows works well in Black & White, I think, as does the highlighted texture of the walls.

Sightseeing in Venice

Sightseeing in Venice

 

Palm tree at Hili Oasis

Another entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.

Taken at the Hili Oasis in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, this is the stump of a palm tree that’s had a severe pruning.

Palm trunk

The woodpile

Last year, we had a dead oak tree at the bottom of one of our fields. Patrice, the local forestier, cut it down for us and turned it into logs for our woodburning stoves. This year, it’s helping to keep us warm.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Wood

Freezing fog

In response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge – Weather, an image taken last winter here at Tranquility Base.

Freezing fog

The link to the challenge is here.

 

 

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Feet

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/01/01/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-shoes-or-feet/

Detail from the base of a lectern in St Mary’s Church, Beverley. Of course the subject is the feet, but the reflection of the church interior provides context.

B&WFeet

Photography 101: Architecture

A view of – a small part of – the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

In ‘real’ life, of course, this would be shimmering white marble (topped with gold) against a clear blue sky.

Architecture