Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: motor it!

My initial thought when reading this week’s challenge on “things with engines or motors” was to look for photos of cars. But there have recently been some challenges that featured cars so I needed to think a bit more out of the box.

Here’s what I found: 🙂

Tuk Tuks in Sri Lanka

Tuk Tuks in Sri Lanka

Close up of one of them :)

Close up of one of them 🙂

Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi

Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi

Dune buggying in Namibia

Dune buggying in Namibia

Now for the dune buggying, I played around a little bit more and thought it looked good with more of a bronze feel to it – what do you think?

Bronzey

Bronzey

And my final entry was found when I was doing the post for the weekly photo challenge a couple of days ago – I thought it would fit perfectly for this challenge 🙂

Train at Auschwitz

Train at Auschwitz

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

I saw the theme to this week’s photo challenge come up in my feeder because some of the bloggers I follow had already put up their entries… and my first thought was “I need to try photograph a bug or spider or similar”.

But then when I opened the challenge to read about it and saw the photo that’s on the front page, I immediately changed my mind and knew exactly what I wanted to share with you.

Auschwitz.

The word itself is creepy… and when we visited there in 2012 it was really creepy walking around. And just to make it even more creepy, a large part of the tour is done with a little walkman thingie-ma-bob attached to you while you wear headphones – so the place is eerily silent as people just walk around and listen to the tour through their headphones.

There are 8000 pars of children's shoes in this glass enclosure... there was a room with 80,000 pairs in but we were not allowed to take a photograph of it

There are 8000 pars of children’s shoes in this glass enclosure… there was a room with 80,000 pairs in but we were not allowed to take a photograph of it

No more words needed

No more words needed

This photo was actually taken at Schindler museum

This photo was actually taken at Schindler museum

But then I felt rather depressed ending my post off on such a sombre note, so here are some photos that were taken at 2 separate Halloween parties that I’ve been to over the years 🙂

A spider on my dress

A spider on my dress

Freddy Kruger hiding out in the bathroom

Freddy Kruger hiding out in the bathroom

The barman

The barman

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Ground

When I saw the theme (Ground) for this week’s black and white photo(s) I immediately knew where I was going to start looking.

A few years ago we visited Auschwitz in Poland while on a holiday around (mostly) Germany and a few surrounding countries. I took the below photo and immediately knew it would look great in black and white, so I did the altering right then and there. It works perfectly for this week 🙂

But then I can’t only submit one photo, and it’s slightly morbid so I’ve added in a few others… see each photo’s caption for more info 🙂

Random scenery taken on the train between Venice & Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Random scenery taken on the train between Venice & Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Beautifully manicured grounds at a friends wedding in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Beautifully manicured grounds at a friends wedding in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Wet ground after some rains in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Wet ground after some rains in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy