Category Archives: Photography holiday

Bakewell Crumpet…..*

Like a latter day Canute I do my best to keep the incoming tide of mortality at bay. Whilst the noble king was demonstrating that he did not have supernatural powers this Canute  has decided that the solution is to bury … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bakewell Tart, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Humour, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Sex, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

feeling like a plum in Agen….

Nothing concentrates my mind more than nothing. After a short time, the nothing of this pale rain distorted image seen through the windscreen as I waited for something yesterday, took me away to another moment in time when I sat waiting and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Digital photography, Dreams, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Photographic Prints, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Reality, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

I can see clearly now…

…which is a relief after the haze through which I have been looking due to the prolonged, and at times seemingly endless, Christmas and New Year celebrations. What I can clearly see now are the confirmed dates for the photography courses … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Digital photography, Excellence, Expectation, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Photographic Prints, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Vendee | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

…it’s a photography holiday..but not as we know it, Jim…

Camerahols are dead, long live Vendée Holidays. Just when I thought the time had come for me to perfect the art of selfishly lazing around a pool, a vibrant young couple, Matt and Emily Clark, have recruited me to work … Continue reading

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…hints of jam,..cinnamon…and a sprinkling of ….sugar.

The disappointingly dull explanation, when recounted to me in my childhood, of how a ship got into a bottle failed then, as now, to raise more than a bored ooh, or a stifled aah. Why one should choose to put, by necessity, … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bad Habits, Burger, Digital photography, Drinks, Excess, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Health, Humour, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Wine, wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Bull’s eye…

“Beware of the Bull” could well serve as a health warning against excessive trust in Government. Here, in my apolitical, if occasionally apoplectic, life it means what its says: be careful of the big, dangerous fucker who has the power to gore, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, France, French countryside, Humour, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

a little peach on peach action…..

Pêche de Vigne, as a name, would not be out of place on a burlesque billboard.The annual appearance of the flat peach is an event to which I look forward and by which I have never been disappointed. Before moving … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Digital photography, Excellence, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, peaches, peches de vigne, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Retouching, Still life, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Sausage and mash with onion gravy ….. a good cure for grey Januariness..

White is absent; grey is in the ascendant. We are at the beginning of our happy new year yet our hopes are already pinned on tomorrow.  Rain drops fall from the eaves mimicking the sound of irregular footsteps but no … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Cookery Writers, Cooking, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Herbs and Spices, mashed potatoes, Neil Perry, photography course, Photography holiday, Recipes, sea salt, Toulouse sausages, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

The end is nigh…

Over the past few months, whilst trawling through my files of digital pictures, I have became aware of a loss: I have become aware that new landscapes are noticeable by their absence. Nature’s moments can only be  interpreted by those … Continue reading

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Something in the air…

Standing in the garden, early this beautiful morning, there’s no question but that there’s change in the air. We’re enjoying an August the like of which I can’t remember for a good ten years. This is true, sulky, summer holiday … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Digital photography, Dreams, Emotion, Excellence, Expectation, family, Fish, fish cookery, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, harmony, Illusion, Memory, Photography, Photography holiday, Salmon, summer, Uncategorized, Weather, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments