Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ancient

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Ancient’. It’s open to discussion whether there’s a clear transition point between merely old and  truly ancient, but I don’t think there’d be too much argument against calling the historic city of Petra as properly ancient. As the poem says, it is after all ‘The rose-red city half as old as time’.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ancient

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Vista

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Vista’ and, inspired by the photo he used in his own post, I have gone with a seascape from the coast of New South Wales – somewhere in the Sydney area, but I can’t remeber exactly where.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Vista

Desert Landscape

Although this looks a little like a lunar landscape, in fact this photograph was taken on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi. The long shadows of approaching sunset provide plenty of detail.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Rocks, Boulders, Stones

Champagne as far as the eye can see…

The hills around the village of Ay are given over almost entirely to vines growing the grapes that will later be turned into (particularly good) champagne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Field

Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

There’s a bit of a story behind this particular image, posted in response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Awakening’.

In October 2004 we came to France with the express purpose of finding a house to buy. We stayed in a gîte – I can’t remember the exact location, but it was somewhere in the Vienne département – and I brought with me my first digital camera, a 3MP Olympus compact (really good lens, by the way).

One morning – upon awakening, you could say – I looked out of the bedroom window and saw the dawn mist in the shallow dip between the hamlet where we were staying and the local village.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Pastoral

Living, as we do, in the depths of the French countryside, it was never going to be a problem to find an image to respond to Cee’s theme for this week of ‘All Things Farm-Related’.

However, there’s only so much interest you can wring out of yet another picture of a tractor, so instead here is a landscape from just up the road. The item in the foreground is a hay feeder, used in the winter months when the sheep don’t have freshly growing grass to chew on. This photograph was taken in early summer this year, so no need for the winter silage.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All Things Farm Related

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

It’s not the easiest thing to find an image that shows all four primal elements at once.

However, this picture, taken along a lane about a mile from here, undoubtedly conveys three of them: air, water and earth. And since the sun was shining, perhaps that could be taken for fire. In any case, it’s a tranquil rural scene.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental