Cees Black & White Photo Challenge – Moving Water


Honister Pass Water Falls,  Cumbria

River Derwent, Derbyshire           St Abbs Bay, Scotland


Padley Gorge, Derbyshire

My suggestions for this weeks Cees B&W Photo Challenge – Moving Water

Here is the link to Cee’s Blog:-


Join in and have fun…. 🙂

9th January

(C) David Oakes 2020



Cees Black & White Photo Challenge – Animals and Pets


Who’s a Beautiful Girl then  …?

Well you are not the only one with BIG Horns…in fact mine are bigger than yours…


and if I had a Hair Cut you could find me much more appealing….


But what about my Curves, now that it was I call a horn…..


OK you Guys and Girls just step aside for the Monarch of The Glen…

Just take a look at my Antlers…now ain’t they something…..


A light hearted look at this weeks B&W Challenge from Cee.  The link to her blog is here:-



13th  December

(C) David Oakes 2019

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Stacks

The Candle Factory

Stacks of new candles…thought it might fit the bill for this weeks B&W challenge.

Here is the link to Cees Blog:- https://ceenphotography.com/2019/11/21/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-stacks/


22nd November

(C) David Oakes 2019


Cees B&W Photo Challenge….. Stones and Bricks


No not an optical illusion but a bulge in this house wall.  No apparent reason for it…. but the house has been standing for a couple of centuries and by all accounts has always enjoyed its distinctive bulge.

Cee’s Challenge this week is stone and bricks and my thought went back to a visit we made to Luneburg in Germany. The area is famous for clay and as a result bricks.

The old town is a testament to the Bricklayers art with some very creative buildings. It was also a very very wet day so the rain added shine to the stone cobles and the bricks…. a rather fabulous old town.


Here is the link to Cee’s B&W challenge page:-


8th November

(C) David Oakes 2019