Through a glass, darkly

Detail of the stopper of an antique coloured glass decanter, seen at an exhibition of old glassware and ceramics in our local village.

Posted in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches

The confused grasshopper

This grasshopper must have got blown off course, as it finds itself in the middle of an orange poppy in our garden.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close-up of flowers

Pink Rose

The plant kingdom is an obvious source of colourful monotones for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, as demonstrated by this vibrant pink rose.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Colourful monotone

Bishop’s Move

I used to be quite keen on chess – but that was over fifty years ago. Nowadays, although we do have a very nice chess set on display it very rarely gets used. I definitively gave up when my grandson – ten at the time – beat me comprehensively.

Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge: Things People Play With

Wild Flower Monochrome

It’s that time again…

Cee’s Black & White Challenge Theme this week is ‘flowers’, so here is an example from a mix of bee-friendly wild flowers that we sowed last year in one of our raised beds. In real life, it was an attractive shade of magenta, but the monochrome highlights the textures.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

Tapestry close-up

Cee’s Black & White challenge this week is ‘Close-up’. That ‘s usually a cue for a tight shot of a flower, or maybe a creepy-crawly of some description. However, close-up doesn’t necessarily mean macro, just something that shows more detail than a standard image.

So this is not a macro photograph, but rather a detail from a tapestry in the Cité International de la Tapisserie museum in Aubusson. The monochrome treatment highlights the painstaking intricacy of the handwork that went into creating the overall image.

For reference, here is the colour version:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Close-up

I is for iPhone

A close-up of the camera on my iPhone looks almost alien when taken out of context:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge : I or J