Cees Black & White Challenge – Tables, Chairs, etc…..



Time for Dinner…

This weeks B&W Challenge Cee has nominated the topic of Tables and Chairs….. everyday items.

So here are a few suggestions for the Challenge…from the Luxury of a Stately Dinning Rooms all precis with perfect table settings….. to the more lowly but very welcoming Kitchen Table…


Then of course there are more humble forms of seating.  Here is a reminder of School Rooms of a previous era with there very humble and very hard Benches…


Then there is the holiday favourite … the Bench on the Promenade with a view over the sea, this one turned into a unique Art Installation….


Buster loves his comfort and after a long walkies an easy chair is the perfect spot to chill out in the sun…


Finally here is a Bench in a setting, that with these milder winter winters, we haven’t seen for three years now….. but in the summer sunshine it is one of my favourite places to ‘rest awhile’…..


Why not join in the Challenge, it is a bit of fun…and right now we could all do with as much fun as we can muster.

The Link to Cees Blog is here:-


Have Fun and Stay Safe….


13th March

(C) David Oakes 2020


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Clouds


Norwegian Sunset.

Seems rather a strange subject to choose for this weeks nominated topic for Cees B&W Photo Challenge on Clouds.  But this last October we had a fabulous cruise to Northern Norway and with the exception of one afternoon the skies were as they say ‘Gin Clear’ Blue skies.  The bonus was that every day were blessed with some fabulous sunsets and sunrises as clouds moved in for the night and vanished in the mornings. So here is a selection which might or might not work in mono…



Then of course on one sparkling clear night we had a wonderful display of the Aurora Borealis…. not strictly clouds but rather special Solar Powered Clouds…


So have fun and join in Cees Challenge.  The link to here blog is:-


28th February

(C) David Oakes 2020


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Transport


Steam Locomotive No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” in full steam…

Just another idea for Cees B&W Photo Challenge this week on the topic of Transport.

Join in on this link:- https://ceenphotography.com/2020/01/23/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-public-transportation-bus-planes-trains-etc/


24th January

(C) David Oakes 2020

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



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