Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Table and Chairs, seating of any kind

Seating isn’t always chairs or benches. It can be the ground, a rock, the curb. The stairs. However, for the purposes of this challenge, I stayed with traditional places to park a human butt. Mostly chairs and one sofa, though you’d have to move one of the camera bags before settling down. Why, you may ask, do you keep all your cameras on the sofa? Is it so they will be right at hand when you need them?

Having them handy has been an unexpected bonus, but the reason is to keep the big hairy dog off the sofa. We tried everything else. For some reason, he’s wary of the camera bags. Shape? Size? No idea.

Do I feel guilty because we don’t let the our Australian Shepherd with the heaviest coat in the world have the sofa as his personal bed? Not really. If we were rich, we would buy him his own sofa, but he can’t have ours. He will have to settle for blankets on the floor. Sorry big fella. Sometimes, the humans win.

Garry gets the last word on seating. Because you can sit anywhere. This lady and her dog chose the beach at Barnstable at sunset. It’s the best seating of all.


Categories: Black & White, cee's photo challenge, Gallery, Photography

Tags: , , , , , , ,

23 replies

  1. ahhh soon we’ll be sitting by the lake again. i can taste it.
    but i’ve really got to figure out a way to appreciate these winters.


  2. Great photos. My favourite is the last one. At least you know where your cameras are at all times.


  3. Nice vintage touch to the pictures, Marilyn.


    • Thanks. I’m working on improving my processing technique. The picture taking part is a lot easier for me than the processing. I’ve been taking pictures forever … but the software is complicated and learning to use it with a light hand is harder than it seems on the surface 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Marilyn you have a wonderful gallery of seating. I bet you wish you could see the green ground right now. I really like the single swing photo.


    • Thank you, Cee. I took that swing photo last October. I’ve never been happy with way it looked. The black and white is the most successful version. It was a classic swing in a big tree in Vermont. There is SO much color in the picture, the swing gets swallowed by the foliage. Black and white has saved it!


  5. In one of your posts this week, you wrote that if you couldn’t write, you don’t know who/what you would be. I know. You’d be a photographer. I love your photos. Even if they are of ordinary everyday objects, you know how to make them interesting.


    • Thank you 🙂 I’ve been taking pictures almost as long as I’ve been writing, since a friend gave me a camera when I was 22. Since retiring, I’ve learned a bit more and I thing my processing has improved … and living in a beautiful place helps too 🙂 Thank you again. I’m very glad you enjoy my work.


  6. I love the tree swing. Perfect 🙂


  7. Are the camera bags black in color? I know the cats at home are extremely wary of anything that color – not sure if that’s the case with dogs.


    • One bag is black, the other two are tan and all three are canvas. I think it may be the shape. And maybe the pointy corners. He could easily just push them aside, but he’s very wary of them. It’s funny, odd, but convenient.


      • Maybe they appear to be permanent fixtures to the doggies, and therefore unmovable.., not to mention uncomfortable to lie on. But, I guess, we need to stop trying to figure it out and just count the unexpected blessing.


        • We had been forced into some fairly complex and backbreaking methods to keep The Bishop off the sofa … and then, one day, I had taken out my cameras to reconfigure which bags would hold what camera … and Bishop decided he couldn’t go near those highly suspicious bags. Thank you Lord! They aren’t even big bags. He could easily lie next to them, but he won’t go near them. Hallelujah!


Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Touring My Backyard

Rediscovering Singapore

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Travel with me

Travel snapshots from Toonsarah

Thoughts & Theories

My Personal Rants, Ravings, & Ruminations

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Barb Taub

Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Light Hearted Mysteries

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.


Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

My Blog

Just another site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns





Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World


Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

%d bloggers like this: