Living Colour

The island of Burano, in the Venetian Lagoon, is noted for the bright colours that the residents paint their houses.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play

I couldn’t help but be struck by the vibrant colours of this slide in a childrens’ playground in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play

Tuesday Photo Challenge: RGB

This week’s Tuesday Challenge on Dutch Goes The Photo! was to post an image containing the three key photographic colours of red, green and blue. Simple enough, you might think but although I have lots of shots with two out of the three, there weren’t so many that included all of them.

However, I found this: it’s a windsock at a small local airfield that has an annual summer air show. As you can see from the bend of the pole to which it is attached, it was quite a windy day, but a fast exposure (1/750) effectively froze the movement to reveal all the colours.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: RGB

52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 29 – Beautiful Colours

The colours in this stained glass window in the cathedral at Chartres are truly stunning:

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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 29 – Beautiful Colours

Thursday Doors: St Junien (2) – Colour

Last week’s initial instalment of the doors of St Junien were, with one exception, a pretty drab bunch (unless you happen to be a big fan of brown, of course), so this week I thought I’d feature some more colourful examples:

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Even if the colour isn’t necessarily to your taste, someone is clearly making an effort…

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…no matter how narrow the door you have to work with:

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Next, a couple of more faded examples:

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And just for a change, to finish this week a set of gates:

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Thursday Doors 9 February 2017

Mundane? The Watchman’s Hut

Another entry for Mundane Mondays hosted by PhoTrablogger. I took this photograph a few years ago in Abu Dhabi. At the entrancee to a building site on one of the back roads close to where we lived, this otherwise nondescript hut had been cobbled together from odd pieces of plywood and corrugated iron. They obviously didn’t do Portakabins.

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Mundane Monday

Tuesdays of Texture: Mosaic

At first glance, this wall in Venice looks to be covered in graffiti. However, a closer look reveals that what we actually have here are mosaics:

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Tuesdays of Texture: Week 44