Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

After last week’s theme of ‘Rest’ it was only logical that this time Frank would be seeking some ‘Action’ images for his Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This is the display team of the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates in action over Abu Dhabi, as part of the country’s National Day celebrations.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rest

A three-year old grandson takes forty winks underneath the personalised quilt made for him by his doting grandma.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rest

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Cat

Frank was probably thinking more about domestic pets for his theme this week of ‘Cat’. However, we haven’t had a pet cat since the late eighties, so we will have to settle for another member of the feline family, rather higher up the food chain.

This cheetah was in the game reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi. They’re very elusive (as well as rather noble-looking), so we were lucky to be able even to see one in the flesh, let alone to get close enough to capture a halfway decent image.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Cat

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Frank’s chosen theme this week is ‘Trees’. We live in one of the most wooded areas of France, as it happens, so I’m certainly not short of pictures of trees to choose from. However, this image is from a little further afield : it’s the esplanade of the Chateau d’Amboise, in the Loire Valley. It’s perhaps best known for being the burial place of Leonardo da Vinci.

We chose a rather overcast day (in fact, it rained heavily for much of the time) to visit, but when the sun did peek through, the light was nigh-on perfect.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Not all forms of public transport are stressful, commuting nightmares. This is the catamaran which ferries guests from the mainland to Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Portal

What lies beyond this mysterious gate in Perigueux?

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Portal

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective

At the turn of a decade, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Retrospective’ for his challenge this week.

Ten years ago, we were living in Abu Dhabi and our daughter and her family – including our then two years old twin grandsons – were memorably with us for the Christmas holiday. One day we took them to the water park in the Corniche gardens, where they had great fun getting soaking wet.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Common

A common enough sight round these parts:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Common

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Mist

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Mist’. This shot of my fields, as dawn breaks, could be seen as the companion to this one, taken a minute or so earlier

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Mist

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

The interiors of many old churches can be rather cold and austere, with great slabs of now-bare stonework. Not so the medieval church in the town of Chauvigny, especially with the warming glow of the sun shining through stained glass windows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow