A Fort Near Al Ain

You can’t help but admire the uncompromising geometry of this restored desert fort outside the city of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes


This mosaic floor is just a small part of the rich decorations of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Triangles, Diamonds or Squares

On the hotplate

In the old cafe at the rural museum in Montrol-Sénard there’s a wood-burning stove range. This is one of the hotplates.

Cee’s B;ack & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

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.


Mundane Monday

Abstract Geometry

I took this photograph while on a weekend photography course in Abu Dhabi a few years ago. The colour original isn’t up to much: an over-exposed (very bright sunlight) pale yellow section of what, apart from a line of these tilted squares, was a pretty nondescript wall.

However, this monochrome version is, in my view, a lot more interesting: the shape itself is emphasised – helped by the vignetting I added – and the whole thing is somehow much ‘grittier’ thanks to the greater contrast available in black & white.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes