Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Perspective


Big Gates….

Not an unusual perspective created by the camera, so not my skill in creating this large gate.  But an unusual Sculpture installation in front of Chatsworth House.  Certainly an unusual ‘perspective’ of a familiar item in an unexpected location.

Just an idea for Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge – Unusual perspective.  The link to her blog is here:-



18th January

(C) David Oakes 2019


Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Music


And The Band Played On!

An impromptu Band welcoming visitors to  The Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg.

They were also rather good and the hat used for donations was deservedly rather full

Just a suggestion for Cees B&W Photo Challenge…anything to do with Music.  The link to Cees Blog is here:- https://ceenphotography.com/2019/01/10/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-anything-related-to-music/


12th January

(C) David Oakes 2019

Dreaming…..on a January Friday


A Summer Meadow

After a brief hint of Spring we have returned to dull dark grey days…. so it is nice to dream of summer days ahead.  Just think that warm sunshine, that fresh meadow smell of herbs and summer flowers will return  (but in its own time) Still we can all dream.

11th January

(C) David Oakes 2019