Posted on November 14, 2017
Frank’s theme for this week is ‘Bridge’, so here’s a twofer: two of the bridges that span the River Lot in the town of Cahors.
This more modern road bridge isn’t too shabby, especially when the shadows make it look a little like a set of nutcrackers:
…although the famous one is the medieval Pont Valentré:
Posted on November 7, 2017
Frank has chosen ‘Kitchen’ as the theme for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge, so here is an image from the restored kitchens of the medieval Abbaye de La Réau.
Clearly, these are not the original pots and pans and jars – unless Bonne Maman has been making jam for a lot longer than anyone has ever suspected.
Posted on October 17, 2017
For Frank’s challenge this week – ‘Bird’ – I need to apologise for re-posting an image I’ve used before. The fact is that I’m away from home for the next couple of weeks or so, and as the technicalities of the cloud are beyond me, I only have access to my WordPress photo library.
Anyway, with that confession out of the way, here’s an ostrich making his feelings felt while we were out on a safari drive a few years ago.
Posted on October 4, 2017
Not a hundred per cent on brief for Frank’s challenge this week, but it’s worth seeing this unusual (I could say striking, but I don’t think it does) water-clock – or clock with water feature at any rate – to be found in the centre of the town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region of central France.
At least you know exactly what hour it was.
Posted on September 20, 2017
Frank’s chosen theme for this week is ‘Stones’. These are to be found on the beach in the Sydney suburb of Manly. The cloudy conditions meant that the palette is a little washed out, but at the same time helps to enhance the texture of these rocks.
Posted on September 12, 2017
As most happy snappers will know, the word ‘photography’ is derived from the two Greek words for ‘light’ and ‘drawing’, so Frank has set us a particularly interesting challenge this week, with his theme of ‘Dark’.
No photographic image can be completely dark, of course – otherwise it would just be a black rectangle on the page or screen. But it is the contrast and juxtaposition between light and dark that make for an interesting image, and if there’s one subject that offers infinite variety in the interplay between light and dark, then it must be fireworks.
This was taken on New Year’s Eve in Sydney a while ago. With a hand-held one second exposure it was never going to be pin-sharp, but the blur of the palm trees illuminated by the fireworks adds to the overall impact, I believe.
Posted on August 29, 2017
After last week’s theme of ‘pink’ it’s quite natural for Frank to set us the challenge of ‘Blue’ this week.
I hope this is blue enough for everyone. It’s a detail of the roof of what used to be called the Yas Hotel, on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi – just outside the Formula One racetrack. At night, the colours cycle through the spectrum, but I managed to catch it when it was at its bluest: