Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

I have been following the entries for many of Cee’s Challenges, and finally mustered my courage to participate instead of merely watching from the sidelines! Here is my entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”.

Puzzle blocks




Dancing cranes at quiet dock


Named and nameless locks


Spicy nutritious stock

Black and white is indeed challenging. Through this exercise, it has brought to my attention that colour plays a large part in our lives, and the intensity of information is kind of lost when things lose their saturation. For example, a rubik’s cube without colour, a spicy hotpot without its potent redness, the love locks on the Pont des Arts bridge losing their colours of passion.

Enjoying colour is an ability that we should not take for granted.
Also a gift we have to be careful not to wield the wrong way.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Ron says:

    Excellent post!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. spinman74 says:

    whats the story behind about the locks?


    1. spinman74 says:

      if there is a story, i am suggesting to make a new post about that particular photo ;-D

      Liked by 1 person

      1. leapingtoes says:

        The story is that lovers place their locks on the bridge, and throw the keys into the river. The most recent story is that the locks are weighing the bridge down, and therefore the city removed all the locks. 😀
        I think it’s good, not just for the bridge but for the riverbed too, imagine all the keys at the bottom. Yikes.


      2. leapingtoes says:

        haha nope, no new post for that photo. I don’t like the idea of it, from a city planner point of view. What a waste of resources. 🙄


      3. spinman74 says:

        i thought maybe there is a love story, or something behind it ><


      4. leapingtoes says:

        haha maybe there is some other love story lurking in some other photo here ><


      5. spinman74 says:

        The food photo? ;-O


      6. spinman74 says:

        Now that you reminded me, today is Monday, if you have that coffee cup photos send them my way….


  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Your photos for this week are absolutely wonderful. I’ve never seen a skillet that you showed in your last photo. Terrific post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. leapingtoes says:

      Thank you!
      It is a “hotpot” or “steamboat” where we put in different types of stock, and then cook the raw ingredients (thinly sliced meats and assortments of vegetables) moments before eating. A little like fondue, just that it’s savoury!


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