Posted on May 23, 2017
All the most interesting streets have a bend in them so you can’t see where they’re leading to – like this one in the old part (Cité) of Carcassonne, in southern France:
Posted on May 17, 2017
This week, Frank of Dutch Goes The Photo! has gone off on his holidays so, appropriately, has selected the theme of ‘travel’ for his latest Tuesday Challenge.
It’s a very broad theme, of course; as Frank says, travel could be anything as mundane as a daily commute. However, I’ve selected a rather more exotic image that tries to convey ‘travel’ as the state of being somewhere very different from what you’re used to.
I’ve been very fortunate to have been able to travel quite extensively, for both business and pleasure. The first doesn’t count so much perhaps, but for somewhere very different – in terms of both place and time – one of my all-time favourite places has to be Petra. It’s one of the most photographed locations on the planet, but at least this isn’t a photograph of the iconic Nabatean Treasury (although there are a few photographs of that particular edifice elsewhere on this blog if you care to look).
Posted on May 9, 2017
All along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi runs a park. There are play areas and plenty of items of architectural interest, including this water feature. I particularly like the contrast between the rigid geometry of the mosaic and the concrete on the one hand and the running (falling) water on the other.
It being Abu Dhabi, naturally enough the sun was shining, so the light, shade and shadow add further interest to the composition.
Posted on May 2, 2017
This week, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Healthy’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge. A bit tricky, but this greengrocer’s stall in the Rialto Market in Venice has an abundance of stuff that’s supposed to be good for you:
Posted on April 26, 2017
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.
Posted on April 18, 2017
Today I am participating for the first time – as it moves into its second year – in the Tuesday Photo Challenge hosted by Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo!
The theme for this week is ‘Mystery’. This photograph shows part of the astonishing painted ceiling in the crypt of the village church of Gargilesse, in central France. Clearly, it’s a religious – specifically Christian and even more specifically Roman Catholic – theme, and as such some of the imagery is familiar, but there’s also some that’s a mystery, at least to me.