Tuesday Photo Challenge: Peace

When we lived in Abu Dhabi, our go-to place for a little peace and relaxation was the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. This was the swimming pool.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Peace

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fantasy

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘fantasy’. I suppose one way of defining that is as something that doesn’t actually exist but you would quite like it if it did.

The possibilities are almost endless, but on a very still day on the River Charente in the Dordogne there’s more than a suggestion of fantasy about the reflections of the riverbank.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fantasy

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope

Let’s play a word association game. Last week, Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge was ‘steep’. What else could it be this time but ‘slope’?

The almost impossibly picturesque village of Saint Cirq Lapopie clings to a hillside near the town of Cahors, in southern France. There isn’t a level (or particularly wide) street in the place, so lots of slopes. This is probably one of the more challenging ones.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steep

A characteristic of the many notable medieval buildings in the Dordogne town of Sarlat is their very steep roofs. In this image of one of the churches, this steepness is exaggerated by the camera angle that’s necessary to capture the entire edifice.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steep

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Coast

A section of the rugged Pacific coast north of Sydney, Australia

Posted in response to Dutch Goes The Photo! Tuesday Photo Challenge: Coast

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sunset

This giraffe in the game reservation on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi has no idea that the setting sun makes it look like it’s wearing a golden crown.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sunset

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Back Catalog(ue)

A very interesting challenge from Frank this week. He invites us to go to our back catalog(ue) and take a new look at an old image – probably something we could all benefit from doing more often.

This is part of the exterior of a hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The original – reproduced in the smaller photo below – is pretty ho-hum: no doubt why I’ve never done anything with it. However, after some cropping and ‘popping’ in Lightroom post-processing it becomes a more striking abstract geometric composition.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Back Catalog(ue)

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tourism

No prizes for guessing which popular tourist destination is pictured here:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tourism

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Groceries

Frank’s theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is in one sense a little out of the ordinary, but in another way could hardly be more mundane – ‘groceries’. So here are some groceries that are a little out of the ordinary: a basket of coloquintes (gourds) that I spotted at an open-air market in the town of Chabanais. They’re nothing if not colourful.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Groceries

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone

Frank is looking for images of stone to meet his theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week. This small portion of the massive façade of Chartres Cathedral has stone aplenty and certainly would have made a powerful statement about the overwhelming power of the Church.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone