Tag Archives: misty morning

Season’s change….

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hanging on……

Soaking up the beauty around me on this warm early morning in late, late August has me desperately trying to suppress the emotions of clinging on, of eking out the pleasure, of denying the ineluctability of time ; childhood’s last strawberry on the plate, adolescence’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Art photography, Digital photography, Emotion, France, French countryside, harmony, Memory, Photography, summer, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

The cat’s bollocks and other tales…..

The woolly hat pulled down around my ears efficiently protected them from the chill of the biting wind but failed miserably in filtering out the piercing cries of an enraged cat in a cage being carted off for castration. Molly, the cat in … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Chicken, Chicken, Cookery Writers, Cooking, Cuisine bourgeoise, Digital photography, Dreams, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Herbs and Spices, Humour, Olive oil, Photography, photography course, Poultry, Recipes, Roast Chicken, sage, sea salt, Sex, Simon Hopkinson, Uncategorized, Wine, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

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

Going down to the sea again…

Today I’m heading off to the Anse d’Aiguillon to teach a landscape photography course. These two images show the  subtle beauty that makes this area one of my favourite locations. Both pictures are available at the Print Store

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Who called the cook a cunt?

Which knotty question is traditionally answered with the pithy response of: ” Who called the cunt a cook?”. The first time that I encountered that profane but apposite riddle was whilst making a television commercial for Nescafe in Athens in 1971APC (Ante Political Correctness) … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Baking, cake, Cooking, desserts, Digital photography, Emotion, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, Fruit, Humour, Martha Stewart, nectarines, Photography, photography course, Sugar, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 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

It is a far, far better thing that I eat now……

There is a smokiness in the air that is sending me the clear message that it’s time to start bringing in fire wood. A mountain of good, dry wood has been delivered and all that remains to be done is … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autumn, Cream, desserts, Digital photography, Emotion, Excellence, Expectation, figs, food, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Fruit, harmony, Humour, Nuts, Photography, Seasons, Uncategorized, walnuts, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

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

Still photography, still lives, still summer…

Say what you will, the countryside is still. So still that sometimes I feel for its pulse. It’s August and it’s quiet….that is if you’re not beside the seaside where la toute France has gone on holiday. It feels like … Continue reading

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