Posted on March 17, 2020
Judy at Lifelessons has had the brilliant idea of posting the last image from either your SD card or phone. As she says, it’s something to pass the time while we’re
all in solitary confinement in isolation.
This, from my iPhone, is one of the model boats (pleasingly, the other is blue) that one of our neighbours floats onto the pond at the centre of our little hameau when the water level permits. As it’s rained more or less constantly since September, that is no constraint.
Posted on February 22, 2020
This is week 8 of the Smartphone Challenge being hosted by Khürt at islandinthenet.com, and we are looking for Leading Lines – more specifically, how they can be used to show the concept of infinity.
In the nearby town of Confolens there is a little bridge over a small tributary of the Vienne river. The parapet on the right provides a leading line, while the bridge itself, as well as providing an interesting reflection (itself a nod to the concept of infinity) obscures the course of the river, adding an element of mystery to the image.
Or something like that.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 8 Leading Lines
Posted on February 1, 2020
Week 5 of Khurt’s 52-Week Smartphone Challenge has the theme of ‘symmetry’. Reflections are always a good place to start when seeking symmetry, and bodies of water are always a good place to find reflections.
This pond is just across the road, about a hundred feet from our front door. It was completely dry back in the summer, but it’s done very little except rain here since late August, so it’s now an impressive little body of water.
52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 5 – Symmetry
Posted on November 19, 2019
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.
Posted on August 14, 2019
Posted on June 14, 2019
At the Chateau Azay-le-Ferron, in the Indre département of central France, this bust of a former owner sits on a mantelpiece in front of a mirror that gives away some of the secrets of its construction.
Posted on April 17, 2019
Frank has set the theme of ‘Worship’ for the Tuesday Photo Challenge this week.
Always pleased to have an opportunity to showcase one of the most visually stunning places of worship you’re ever likely to see – he Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Posted on December 4, 2018
Being fortunate enough to live where we do, in the rural Limousin region that is part of ‘la France profonde’, finding a tranquil image to meet Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is not exactly a problem.
However, my go-to place around here for tranquility (apart from home itself) is down by the River Vienne in Confolens on a calm sunny day, where the Pont Vieux casts flawless reflections like these:
Posted on October 16, 2018
Reflections are one of my favourite photographic subjects and I have posted quite a few here. Many of these have been of the River Vienne as it flows through the nearby town of Confolens and here’s another one, previously unseen.
Posted on September 21, 2018
Another image – this time in monochrome as a response to Cee’s latest Black & White Photo Challenge on the subject of ‘trees’ – from a preternaturally still and sunny day in the town of Chabanais.