Horny

A few sets of impressive’looking horns on view here in this group of oryx at Al Ain Zoo in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns

At Anchor, Pittenweem

Fishing boats at anchor in the inner harbour of Pittenweem.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: On Water

Approaching Menace

There is something faintly threatening in this silhouette of a French military helicopter against a backdrop of looming clouds. Not to worry though, it was only at a nearby air display a few years ago.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything That Flies

Sunset Over St. Monan’s

Looking from one Scottish fishing to another – Pittenweem towards St. Monan’s – the setting sun highlights the top of a fence, which really makes the shot.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Vanishing Point

Crossing The Bridge

You could, of course, drive any of the vehicles in this image, but there is no doubt that the real star is the already iconic Forth Crossing that links Edinburgh with the Kingdom of Fife.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things to Drive

Through A Window

The windows of the open-air memorial of Oradour-sur-Glane are all devoid of glass but offer many perspectives of what lies beyond.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through A Window

Bramble-Resistant

For her Black & White Challenge this week, Cee wants to see a concrete structure.

So be it. This concrete pylon supports the electricity cables that still deliver power out here in the sticks. They are obviously pretty durable, as they have to be, but nothing is going to stop the ubiquitous brambles from having a go.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Concrete Structures

Diffraction

Patterns of reflections and diffraction from a half-full (or should that be half-empty?) glass of water sitting on our dining table.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Patterns

Under April Skies

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Weather

Sweeping

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Steps