The Swan

Cee’s topic for this week is ‘feathers’, so here is a serene swan on the lake in Linlithgow.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

Bridge of shadows

Bright sunshine in Cahors casts the shadow of the Pont Valentre onto the weir beneath it.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

Polished

A display of well polished copper kitchen utensils, to be found in Chateau Villandry.

(for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the theme of ‘Shiny)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

Round Patterns

This image is multi-tasking as my entry this week for both Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge with the theme of ‘Round’ and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, where the subject is “Patterns‘.

It is a photograph of one of the magnificent crystal chandeliers in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, captured by setting my camera’s auto-timer and laying it on the floor of the prayer hall, pointing up at the ceiling.

Smooth as marble

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge this week has the theme of ‘Smooth’.

The well-known phrase ‘smooth as monumental alabaster’ (from Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’)came to mind when I saw that. I’m not sure whether these mosaic flowers are set in alabaster or ‘just’ marble, but I do know that it’s part of the ornate decoration of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and that it’s very smooth.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smooth

How to bag an elephant

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge for this week has the theme of ‘texture’.

This is a detail from an embroidered bag that I saw on display at the ‘Pour L’amour du Fil’ expo in Nantes a couple oof years ago.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

A Golden Display

This week, Cee is looking for a photo dominated by a single colour.

This is a firework I captured in the New Year’s Eve display in Sydney a few years ago. Photographing fireworks is always a bit of a hit-and-miss affair, but I think I got lucky with this one.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Colour