Tag Archives: outdoors

..things that are and things to come…

Grey skies and flat light during yesterday’s stroll, around our tiny hamlet of La Moussière, signally failed to obscure the magic that was hidden under a thin veneer of dullness. Looking for pictures is my foraging. The locations of the … Continue reading

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the good in greyness….

There’s nothing like a grey January morning for sucking the joy from the marrow whilst making one a mirror image of  it. A memory comes to mind of a curvy grey zinc bar laden with well made Martinis and a … Continue reading

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Thinking of Spring in France….

The moment the sun comes out, after the Christmas break, my mind is filled with images of Spring which include eating and drinking delicious food and wine outside in the sun and not wearing socks, big pullovers and a woolly … Continue reading

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Glass half full……

The French Print Space has only been open 2 weeks and already my prints are hanging on walls in Australia, USA, Scotland and England which has exceeded my wildest expectations. With only 2 days left before our printers, the superb … Continue reading

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seeing the light…….

This picture is as clear an illustration of the nature of digital photography as you’re likely to see. The digital photography to which I’m referring is not the one whose algorithms quickly produce the pleasing image that you see on … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Art photography, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Landscapes, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Photoshop, Still life, Uncategorized, Vendee | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Photography holiday in the Vendée for food lovers …..Oct 11-14

October is a good time to be in the Sud Vendée, a comparatively little known part of France, where I have been contentedly living for the last 20 years. The weather will be warm and nature will be starting to … Continue reading

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bulgari blackberries

……………. absurdly expensive jewellry should come equipped with thorns…..

Posted in 2017, Art photography, blackberries, Blackberrying, brambles, Digital photography, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, French countryside, Fruit, Photography, photography course, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

several hours before the mast ……

As an archivist I would make an excellent document shredder. I have been a professional photographer for 50 years yet, from the paucity of hard evidence confirming that boast, it would be easier to believe that there is intelligent life … Continue reading

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on having and eating cake…

A very depressing aphorism suggests that one cannot have one’s cake and eat it which seems contradictory to me as the sole chance of eating one’s cake is indeed to have it, if only for that short time until it has … Continue reading

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taking the piss….

Manneken Pis, Pissenlit, Pisse-Dru, Tant Pis, Pissaladiere…there’s something very French about pissing; about not searching for a convenient bush or shady corner but just having a piss when the moment takes you.  I should make it clear that this is singularly, … Continue reading

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