One of the possible subjects for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is ‘fishing items’.
I saw this pile of artfully positioned lobster pots on the quayside in St Andrews, in Scotland. Those figures are standing on the seawall on the other side of the harbour: the lobster pots aren’t that big.
This anonymous dog-walker, lost in his own thoughts but with his faithful pet loyally tagging along, may not even have noticed the exceptionally blue sea on a perfect autumn day at St Andrews harbour – nor all the other people with their dogs that surrounded him: at a respectful, privacy-preserving, distance, of course.
The theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is ‘Shadows’. This is the top of a ladder which allows sailors to step down into their boats from the jetty at Saint Andrews harbour, in Scotland. The low, bright sunlight casts strong shadows on and from the freshly painted metalwork – too red not to apply some selective colour to the image.
As promised, this week we have some more of the interesting doors on offer in St Andrews – although, just to be awkward, we begin with a gateway: to one of the old buildings of the University (the Latin expression over the gate reads ‘In principio erat verbum’: ‘in the beginning was the word’).
This is a wider view of one of the most prominent commercial buildings in St Andrews, the J & G Innes bookshop, with its original windows and wooden frontage:
Rather more dourly Scottish is this example:
Down by the harbour is the rather more modern Harbourmaster’s Cottage:
Some more traditional doors, gentrified by the people who live behind them: