Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Patterns

Shop Wall, Chapel Stile, Great Langdale, CumbriaPatterns in the Wall

Slate was used in the Cumbrian Lake District as the building material of choice.  Every wall is different…. each a uniquely different Pattern

My suggestion for this weeks Black& White Photo Challenge.

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9th February

(C) David Oakes 2018


Cees Black and White Photo Challenge…..Walks or Roads


On the Tour….

A pause in the days walking at Nevsky Cathedral whilst on tour of Tallinn, Estonia…..and those pavements were hot underfoot.

Just an idea for this weeks B&W Photo Challenge of Walks or Roads.

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2nd February

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP. Weekly Photo Challenge…Variations on a Theme. Plus Cees Black and White Challenge….Walls

Walls and Steps

OK… I have cheated this week by combining the DP Weekly Challenge with Cee’s Weekly B&W Challenge. 

Walls and Steps are all variations on the same theme.

Anyway, cheating or not this is my submission this week.  You can see what others have suggested on these two links…so pop over and see what everyone else’s suggestions




25th January

(C) David Oakes 2018


Cees Black and White Photo Challenge – Open Topic


Torshaven, Faroe Islands

Have fun was the instruction from Cee for this weeks B&W Photo Challenge which although it may seem odd reminded me of our first day in the Faroe Islands.

We were at Torshaven.  It is the capital and largest city on the Faroe Islands….but by European standards it is rather small, compact, a cluster of red wooden houses surround the harbour and the town spreads out beyond.

I am told it does rain a good deal on the Faroes… so as if it was compulsory it rained all the day we were in Torshaven.  Milky skies that at times turned very grey and an insistent drizzle that was sometimes heavy.

It was still fun exploring the harbour and narrow street in the old part of the town but I just had to get some images of the harbour…..so with camera enclosed in a plastic bag, an elastic band around the lens hood we gave it a go….I also thought that B&W might just add some atmosphere and capture a moody Torshaven…..a rather pleasent mood we will remember.

(Note to self…must go back when the sunshine’s ! )

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19th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Corners

Holkham Hall

The Marble Hall, Holkham Hall, Norfolk

There are plenty of corners, curves and angles (and a few hidey holes) in the majestic Marble Hall.  It really is spectacular and a photo does little to show the true scale…..even a Grand Piano tucked away in one corner looks rather small.

Just thought that this would be a good submission for this weeks Black & White Photo Challenge – CORNERS

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12th January

(C) David Oakes 2018