Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Contact

My grandson is a study in concentration as he tries to get his tennis racket to make contact with that pesky ball.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Contact

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light and Dark

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge 18 September 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

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)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play

I couldn’t help but be struck by the vibrant colours of this slide in a childrens’ playground in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Play

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Treat

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).

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Treat

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise

It’s hard to think of any promises more important than wedding vows.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Promise

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trip

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.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trip

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rain

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.

And how.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Rain

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe

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.)

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe