Category Archives: Landscapes

Those damn waves flopping in all day…..

There is a moment in “One Eyed Jacks”, a film directed by Marlon Brando, in which the title lines of this post are used to suggest the boredom imposed by peaceful seclusion on a perfect Californian beach. As the words … Continue reading

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buzzing….

I remember reading, in a book whose name I have now forgotten, of how the human voice resembles the senseless buzzing of an insect to the ear of a cat. Whether this opinion was gleaned from a cat or from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Art photography, Digital photography, France, French countryside, harmony, Landscapes, lifestyle, Photographic Prints, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Early days for early walks..

Early morning walks with my camera are back in my routine. That is to say that I have done it once this summer. Being as it is only the second day of summer this unique outing still rejoices in the title of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Chicken, Digital photography, Duck, Eggs, France, French countryside, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Poultry, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

French impressionist..

Shuffling through recently remembered moments of pleasure is as delightful and difficult as choosing but one piece of patisserie from a dazzling array in the window of Pierre Hermé. Each time the eye settles the mind is already drawing that … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, France, Garden, Illusion, Landscapes, Landscapes, Memory, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

DNR….

It has been a long time since I spent so much time in London. My mind’s pulse is at last returning to the slow, steady rhythm of our chosen home place. During the last week we have had two small … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, Farming, France, French countryside, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Black hood…..trying to see no evil

The ironic combination of telephone and camera diametrically opposes the powerful principle of seeing, speaking and hearing no evil…indeed, it facilitates seeing, speaking and hearing evil. That all three of these transgressions can be done anonymously has not gone unnoticed by … Continue reading

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From tiny acorns grow bloody great truffles…

This is Gollum, a truffling pig of some repute. I spent some time with Gollum and his master whilst shooting a feature for “D” Magazine (The best of Dallas and Fort Worth is the strap-line) in Perigord. On that particular … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, Dogs, Dordogne, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Landscapes, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Truffles, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Sodden and Tomorrah…

….it’ll rain again. In Biblical weather such as this, Mrs.Lot would only have survived as a pillar of salt for a scant few minutes before transmogrifying into a saline puddle. As I rounded the corner of a country lane, on … 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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It could so easily have become a crock…..

“Nuts” I said to myself “my chances of photographing that rainbow are fat and none”. As I ran upstairs to grab the camera I caught sight of the carrier bag full of walnuts which two of our grandchildren had collected … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Art photography, Autumn, baking, Cooking, Digital photography, fireplace, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Garden, Humour, Kitchens, Landscapes, Nuts, Pears, Photography, Rainbow, tarte tatin, tarte tatin aux poires, Uncategorized, walnuts, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 48 Comments