Category Archives: Still life

Keeping it fresh..

It may be assumed, from the universal accretion of sex shops, that many bedside cabinets harbour rarely, if ever, used sex aids in the same way that tiny chapels house rarely revered reliquaries containing slivers of saintly bones. Both were acquired to refresh, renew … Continue reading

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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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An empty vessel….making very little noise…

At a time when much of the surrounding world is flooded, I am feeling completely drained. I am content, but without impetus. This inertia has led me to take pictures of inert and empty objects. In truth, most of my … 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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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

Posted in Art photography, Digital photography, Emotion, Expectation, France, Garden, Ile d'Oleron, Landscapes, lifestyle, Photography, Seasons, Still life, Uncategorized, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 51 Comments

Stoned…

Having had such a good time with the cheese and flies, it seemed only right to see how the next thing that came to hand would fare in the atmosphere of my newly chosen shooting space. These apricots were the … Continue reading

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Cracks start to show in cake security..

The picture above clearly illustrates the shortcomings of the cake safe. Having made a cake, I place it on a cake stand under the cake dome where it will be free from the ravages of mice, should there be one. … Continue reading

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A jolly good egg…..

Another encounter with the scanner has shown me that the gift of giving can permeate the mind of even the meanest spirited electronic brain. It was as though I had encountered the reanimated, fully epiphanised Scrooge, in mechanical form, cheerily … Continue reading

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Of cabbages and coings….

The quinces had been sitting around for too long. They were a gift, and although not equine, I felt that I should not be looking at them in the mouth. Is it only mad people who write proverbs? Many a … Continue reading

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Shellshock

Loving to be by the seaside is all very well as long as one is not a crustacean. Being beside the sea is as much fun for them as being under the sea would be for us. How is it … Continue reading

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