Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

The sewing room of the nearby Chateau du Fraisse is a place of transformation, as fabric and thread are transformed into all manner of clothes and other items:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

It was during my ten years in Abu Dhabi that I bought my first DSLR, reigniting my interest in ‘serious’ photography. I spent part of one evening with my new camera sitting on its tripod on the balcony of our apartment doing an exercise recommended by the teacher of one of the weekend courses I took.

The idea was to use a long exposure (eight seconds in this case), during which a zoom lens should be rotated (as smoothly as possible) to give this abstract effect:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Take a long enough time-scale and you could argue that everything is temporary. There’s all the difference in the world, in terms of longevity, between the Great Pyramid and a Higgs boson, however.

At the shorter end of the time frame there are, most obviously, fireworks and flowers.

So here are two images that illustrate the temporary life-cycle of a flower, from our garden earlier this year:

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Another dip into the archives for the Weekly Photo Challenge this time, as I’m still away from home and therefore from full access to my image library.

Here, my grandson takes a peek around the patio door of our apartment in Abu Dhabi. He – and his twin brother – are rather bigger now.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Last year, I took a whole series of photos of our friend Terry’s immaculately maintained Triumph motorcycle – including this very rounded, yet almost abstract, image of the crossbar and headlight.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

Although I’ve had to raid my existing¬†WordPress media library for this week’s challenge (as I currently do not have access to all my images), I think that this sunset over Beverley, in East Yorkshire, not only meets the theme of ‘Glow’ but is worth seeing again.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

The human figures at bottom right give some idea of the monumental scale of the ruined city of Petra.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale