Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge….Open Topic


In the Slow Lane……

We have the ‘free choice’ of subject for this weeks Black and White Photo Challenge….so as the year is coming to a close and we slow down in readiness for the Hogmanay celebrations, I rather thought this would make an appropriate subject.

On a sunny winters day there can be nothing much more idyllic than a leisurely cruise in a traditional Narrowboat along one of England’s many canals…..and leisurely it has to be with a maximum speed allowed of 5mph.

You can see what others have suggested on this link:- https://ceenphotography.com/2016/12/29/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-open-topic-5/


30th December

(C) David Oakes 2016


It took its Time……But its here


Foggy December Dawn, Big Wood, Allestree

Another day of frost and fog…..strange that it is only the second consecutive day but it feels much longer. So the question remains has winter arrived now that we have reached the end of December and a year of very unpredictable and unseasonal weather.

Like yesterday the sun did try to break thru the fog, at times it did look as if it might just win, but not for long.  They are forecasting a wet weather front for New Years evening so I guess it will be all change again.


But for today this was as good as it got….


29th December

(C) David Oakes 2016