A weekend at the Beach

La Franqui One of my favourite beaches, lots of sand, remote enough not to be crowded, sand yachting and a dramatic backdrop of the Pyrenees.  Added to this we had some spectacular weather, a blood red sunset followed by a golden dawn and heavy clouds rolling in...
One a day

One a day

I’ve decided to follow a one-a-day photo project for the month of March, where, as you may have guessed, I will go out every day and take a picture. But, just a sec, someone else has already decided a theme for each days picture, so I have to get the old grey...

How to Improve your Photography Simply

Take More Pictures If you haven’t seen advice to take more pictures then here it is for the first time. If you’ve already seen this 100 times … hang on!  It really works.  Just read on a little more. DSLR or Compact I used to lug around my backpack...

Clear air and blue skies

One of the fantastic things about this area of Southern France is the winter sunshine. Cold crisp days with glorious blue skies and chill chill air blowing off the nearby Pyrenees. Then there are the sunrises and sunsets, though not so many sunrises for me recently!...

The Ancient Village of Minerve

Planning My next dawn shoot I was out today, in the rather hot sun, scouting out my next dawn shoot, which will hopefully be tomorrow morning. A potted history of Minerve For those of you not familiar with this amazing village, it is built on a lump of rock, with the...
2012 Vendages starts early …

2012 Vendages starts early …

I’m driving to a dawn shoot. It’s still dark, with that incredibly deep blue sky typical of the Mediterranean. There’s a tiny sliver of a crescent moon, and a cluster of brilliant stars like diamonds circling it. As I’m driving, the eastern sky...
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