Lawyers With A Heart?

Cee’s challenge this week is to post an image of a sign.

I spotted this outside the offices of a firm of advocates in Confolens, just at the right time of day to get the interesting shadow.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

W is for Wrought Iron

This wrought iron balcony dates from about 1740 and is now on display in the Chateau des Ducs museum in Nantes. The pattern is complex enough on its own but the shadows add a further dimension.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: W or X

L is for ladder

This image of a ladder with its strong shadow is a good subject for monochrome treatment. Photograph taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: K or L

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Shine a light through a glass of red wine onto a white tablecloth and this is what you get:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Macro Moments: Week 21 – Claw

While on holiday in Australia a few years ago, I chanced on a lizard soaking up the sun on the back of a bench in the grounds of a hotel in the Hunter Valley. With these talons, there was no way it was about to fall off.

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Nikon D300 with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens at 55mm. 1/640 sec at f5.6 ISO 200. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Week 21

Thursday Doors: St-Germain-de-Confolens – the sunny side of the street

More from St-Germain-de-Confolens this week. I should explain that the village’s main (effectively only) street runs more or less north to south alongside the Charente river. In practical terms that means that on sunny afternoons the shadows can be quite harsh. However, I think the doors are still worth looking at.

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This door’s obviously still in use:

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Unlike this one, opposite, of a closed-down restaurant…

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…which echoes the colours of the building that houses the Post Office.┬áThe modern door doesn’t have a lot to say for itself, but I like the strong geometric shape of the security grilles:

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Finally, my favourite of this week’s bunch – gloriously decrepit, with the finishing touch of a rose growing next to it:

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Thursday Doors 22 September 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare

In the desert outside Al Ain, in the United Arab Emirates, anything green is a rare commodity.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare