Cee BW Challenge: Abandoned Secretariat

What better way to host a Halloween party than at an abandoned secretariat with several high-rises in a large expanse of land close to a cemetery, lol.
This is my submission for Cee’s BW Photo Challenge with the theme- ABANDONED/ALONE.

This is just one arm of the large complex, its been abandoned for close to 26 years ever since the seat of the Federal Government moved in 1991 form Lagos to Abuja which was carved out of other states and designed to be the centre of power; The Civil Servant state.

Old Secretariat Ikoyi by rubys polaroid
Abandoned Federal Secretariat Ikoyi

Cee BW Challenge: Textured Shadows

LCC Forest Trail Shadows by rubys polaroid
LCC Forest Trail Shadows by rubys polaroid
LCC Forest Trail

Been awhile i posted to this awesome challenge but no more excuses 😀 . The theme is TEXTURE, i did a BW Conversion of a pic i took on a recent Nature Walk.
Link below to check out the other great submissions.
Cee BW Challenge: TEXTURE

Cee BW Challenge: Re-Purposed Wheels

Road Tyre Bull Art by rubys polaroid

Today’s monochrome photo challenge theme by Cee is on WHEELS, well i indeed got a shot of wheels but not in your conventional way.
The art work in the shot depicting a Bull is made up of used Tyres and sits on the Tyre rim, so technically is a picture of wheels (Tyres and Rim) 🙂 .
I took this shot last year at the GTB Fashion Weekend Event, outside the main hall was an outdoor sales area/food court and beautiful art works like these where placed all around.

Here’s a link to her post Cee’s BW Challenge: Wheels

Road Tyre Bull Art by rubys polaroid
Road Tyre Bull Art

Cee BW Challenge: Pair

Man and Sky by rubys polaroid

Today i’ll be posting a street shot taken in CBD, Lagos. I’ve always been fascinated by street photography but my shy nature makes me the sneak-a-pic type of street photographer. In the shot is an old man poised in-between two trees mid-crossing at noon.


Man and Sky by rubys polaroid
Man and Sky

Cee BW Challenge: City Lights

This is one of those rare moments i brought my camera along with no inkling i’ll get to use it. Dusk was in the air when i left the cinemas with my friends and just as we where about to say goodbye i thought “wouldn’t it be nice to take a bridge shot?’
No necessarily a smart idea being that it was getting dark fast but what the heck this opportunity comes once in a blue moon, so i pulled them up the pedestrian bridge to stand with me as i took quick shots.

So i’m posting it for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge titled LIGHTS. The dimming sun, white car lights and orange street lights all in one photo 😀 .



WPC/Cee BW Challenge: Signs of Sleep

The Sleeping Man by rubys polaroid

It’s something common to all men, it comes naturally and it’s very demanding. It gives signs but sometimes it catches you unawares and that can be very dangerous.
I’m doing a double post for 2 of my favorite WordPress challenges; WPC and Cee’s BW Challenge.

How’s your week going and has sleep ever caught you with your head down… literally 🙂 .


Cee Black and White Challenge: S or T

The Sleeping Man by rubys polaroid
The Sleeping Man

Cee’s BW Challenge: Lagos Lagoon

Lagos Lagoon at Night BW by rubys polaroid

Hallo peeps and welcome to a Black and White Tuesday.
I usually post my BW for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge on Tuesdays. For a while now it’s been an alphabet run and i missed out on previous letter titles but this week to make up 🙂 i did a double L title..lool.
Not intentionally tho.

This image was a passing thought at the time, what i really wanted in my shot where the city lights on the water but after that i said why not lets do a long exposure shot as well with this former impedance as the main focus and it surprisingly turned out great. What do you think?

Check the link below for other posts on the challenge.
CEE’S Black and White Challenge: K and L


Cee’s BW Challenge: Laughing Dove

The challenge topic is the letters C & D, anything or place starting with those letters. My pick is the letter D for DOVE 🙂 . This is a local pigeon specie in my area, and the full name is Laughing Dove Pigeon.
I took an even closer shot showing the head in detail – HERE.
Check out the link to see other cool entries. CEE’S BW CHALLENGE: C or D