Treasure Chest

A few weeks ago, I was taking photographs of various items about the house as a response to a macro challenge hosted by Susan at Musion’ With Susan. The idea was to use a macro lens for non-macro subjects.

One of my chosen subjects was this highly decorated wooden chest that we bought while living in Abu Dhabi, and which now sits on top of one of our bookcases. The wood is black and the metalwork is silver (silver-coloured, that is), so it wasn’t a great stretch to edit it as a monochrome image.

It is definitely made by hand, so fits the brief for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.





Macro Moments: Week 18 – Oil-lamp

This is a detail from the body of an antique oil-lamp, part of a collection on display at a local exhibition of crafts and hobbies that we attended last Sunday.

I cranked up the ISO so as not to have to resort to flash, which wouldn’t have done any favours to the warm glow of the metal.


Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/90 at f8, ISO2500. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 18

Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up

The Ostensions is a religious festival that takes place every seven years, over the spring and summer.  2016 is one of those years.

During this period, relics of the saints are paraded through the main towns in the region.

For the period of the Ostensions, the cathedral at Limoges and its surroundings are bedecked by colourful bunting.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up