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

Keep Out – Or Keep In?

‘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?

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

Complexity

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.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Bridges

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 (├ętang).

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