52 Week Photo Challenge: Week 9 Patterns

pattern-2For the Girl that Dreams Awake’s 52 week photo challenge: week 9 Patterns

If you look at these tiles for long enough, do they seem to move?

CFF: Stairs, Steps and Ladders

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs, Steps and Ladders.

Firstly I have to apologise for not being about for the last few weeks, things just got busy/stressful in “real life” and I’ve not really found the time to take/make/edit/post photos. And a big thanks to you all for visiting and commenting in my absence, I’ll be going to try and catch up with you soon, I’ve missed you 🙂

Things will calm down soon and I’ll (hopefully) be back to posting regularly again.

Until then, have a lovely summer (or winter, depending on where you are!) and I’ll see you soon 🙂

Monochrome Madness: High

Monochrome Madness, a weekly gallery of black and white images hosted by Australian photographer Leanne Cole. This months theme is High.


This is part of the very unusual “Bling Bling” building. Found on the cusp of Liverpool’s Ropewalk district and the Liverpool One development, it was commissioned by hairdresser Herbert Howe to be an emporium dedicated to the hairdressing industry. Its quite an impressive building, with projections coming out the sides looking like elaborate gold picture frames. One of these is in the picture above, you can walk in them, but to me it looks a little scary, I mean how does it stay there?

For more black and white images or if you want to know how to join in, please visit the Monochrome Madness gallery.

CBW: Storefront Signs


storefront signs

Cee’s black and white challenge this week is storefront signs. This picture of an “open” sign outside an antique shop was taken for a project that I contributed a bit to called “One Day in Shipley” where photographers “documented” their local environment for the one day (11th July 2015 – I think). The resulting photos were shown as a slideshow as part of an exhibition at the community centre. It was fun, there was a really good selection of photos that were contributed. I made a Flickr album with the pictures I took (of course there were many more from others!) here is a link to my One Day in Shipley album.