Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Frank’s theme this week is ‘Focus’. We’re all supposed to try and get our images pin-sharp, apparently, but sometimes a little judicious out-of-focus or bokeh seems to make the focus stand out even more.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

This miniature cataract can be found in the formal gardens of Chateau Villandry.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

Tuesday Photo Challenge: City

For Frank’s theme of ‘City’ this week, here is the view from the balcony of our apartment at sunset. The traffic wasn’t usually quite so bad, but it was National Day.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: City

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Key

Frank’s challenge this week has the theme of key. Rather rarer than the locks or keyholes that they marry up with, but I did find this impressive set, which must once have belonged to the chatelaine, in an old house in the Dordogne which is now a museum.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Key

Looking down on the tourists

Frank’s theme for this week is ‘sculpture’. I certainly have no shortage of images to choose from to fit in with that, but I decided to go with this close-up from Barzaghi’s  1882 ‘Monument to Nicoló Tommaseo’, who looks down on the passing hordes with faint amusement from his plinth in Campo Santo Stefano in Venice. The detail is extraordinary.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sculpture

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower

Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘Tower’. This image gives you two for the price of one.

It shows an aspect of the church in the preserved village (and national monument) of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Worship

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

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Worship