Category Archives: Emotion

The frog and the photographer…

Notwithstanding the promise of a magical transformation into handsome prince, I can understand why princesses were hesitant to do tongues with a frog. I feel the same, yet over the last few days I’ve been emotionally involved with one of … Continue reading

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One man’s meat …….

I took this picture some 10 years ago. It was a random moment; I was driving down a lane somewhere near our home….I can’t remember exactly where it was or I would be tempted to return there….when I saw these … Continue reading

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Why put all your eggs in a basket when you have a frying pan….

I watched a sporting match at the weekend that failed to live up to its name. It was not the expectation, nor in fact the event itself, in which lay the failure: it was in the naming…..it was not a … Continue reading

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The letter “C” is wasted on custard…

The letter C has many good connotations, some of which Nigella has allegedly tried, but this normally optimistic initial is wasted on such a lumpen sauce as traditional custard. There is an element of the English psyche that is firmly … Continue reading

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Eggs, walnuts and garlic…..

The bizarre “ingredient list” twitter makes regular appearances each day. Its purpose is to let us know that the  twitterer has just eaten a brilliant combination of unlikely ingredients; it’s brilliance is signified by the addition of a tasting note … Continue reading

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Bewitched…..

A beautiful November morning which magically transformed itself into dark, rain filled afternoon reminded me of Kingsley Amis’ dazzling description of a hangover, which I reread today in a blog that has become a favourite of mine, namely The Bully … Continue reading

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Amazing place..

As I stood, bent against the wind this beautiful morning, on the shoreline of the Anse d’Aiguillon, this remarkable place put me in mind of the opening passage of “Great Expectations”, sadly without the appearance of an unlikely benefactor…”the dark … Continue reading

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As the sun goes down, a meringue comes up..

The change of season is never more apparent to a food photographer than when taking a daylight picture as the light of the day has begun to fade. On a good day, such as today, it fades away gloriously, but … Continue reading

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Hump day…and no wonder

° This morning, as I opened the back door to let our guests go outside for a shit, I was confused. We were recently gifted a thermometer that not only displays the temperature outside and inside the house, but also … Continue reading

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The weatherman said rain today…

In fact it didn’t rain at all, which was disappointing as it meant that I had to make a pale imitation of nature’s work. I had planned to do a speculative shot of flowers through a rain drop covered window … Continue reading

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