Posted on December 11, 2018
Frank’s challenge for this week is ‘challenge’; which is a bit of a challenge in itself.
However, at the Cassinomagus Gallo-Roman archaelogical site of Cassinomagus, in the neighbouring département of Vienne, they sometimes put on gladiatorial displays, where two fighters challenge each other to combat.
Posted on November 28, 2018
Posted on September 19, 2018
Capturing the detail in his old window at the Abbey of Noirlac was quite a challenge, particularly with the strong sunlight shining through the leaded glass into an otherwise very dark room.
Posted on August 21, 2018
This was the scene that would confront me when I stood at night on the balcony of our apartment in Abu Dhabi.
It’s a lot quieter here.
(For the aficionados: 1.6 seconds at ƒ11, ISO400)
Posted on July 17, 2018
Posted on July 11, 2018
Last Friday, two days before our twin grandsons’ birthday, was also their last day in the prep, before moving up to senior school in September. So naturally Granma of the unlimited talents rustled up some treats fro the boys to share with their classmates.
There were even a few left over (for quality control purposes, obviously).
Posted on June 5, 2018
Posted on May 2, 2018
Frank wanted an image on the theme of ‘trip’ for this week’s Tuesday Photo Challenge. As he noted, this is open to various interpretations, although not not all of them are photogenic (and/or legal).
Geographically, the longest trip I’ve ever taken – apart from the time I measured my length on an unforgiving pavement in Confolens while in search of doors to photograph – is to Australia, over Christmas and New Year, quite a few years ago now.
Even though I’d been to Sydney on business a few times previously, this was the first time I was able to take a more considered view of my exotic surroundings. Imagine going all that way and then also having the opportunity to take a further trip on one of these fancy-looking boats moored in Sydney Harbour.
Posted on April 17, 2018
Answering Frank’s call for posts on the theme of ‘Rain’ for this week was a bit of a challenge. I’m something of a fair-weather photographer, so if it does happen to be raining then the chances are that I’ll be inside and not out getting wet and taking pictures.
Here’s an acceptable compromise, though. I captured this image in the Hunter Valley wine-growing region of Australia a few years ago. It wasn’t actually raining at the time, but it was just about to.
Posted on April 10, 2018
This week, Frank has gone with the theme of ‘Breathe’ for his Tuesday Photo Challenge at Dutch Goes The Photo!
That’s not as straightforward as it might seem at first – or at least I didn’t find it so easy. I have plenty of images that portray something or somebody in the act of breathing, but it tends to be a background activity; breathing itself is very rarely the point of the picture.
However, applying a bit of lateral thinking….this is what happens when you (or, in this case, a grandson) breathes on a thin membrane of soap stretched on a hoop.
And since Frank was inspired to produce this prompt by a Pink Floyd song, doesn’t that bubble remind you a little of an early Floyd lightshow? (A: Yes.)