Posted on July 20, 2017
According to this reflection in a distorting mirror at Chateau de Maillant, I seem to have lost quite a bit of weight recently. And that is unusual.
Posted on June 29, 2017
The snow will melt; the tracks will disappear, the trees will bud again. Even in the 1/6000th of a second it took to record this image, all these processes of change were under way.
[I know I’m not the only one to be a little miffed that this week’s theme of ‘Delta’ is remarkably and unimaginatively similar to last week’s ‘Transient’]
Posted on June 22, 2017
Posted on June 15, 2017
This slightly blown rose was standing all alone in the nearby village of Lesterps and for some reason which I cannot now remember I was unable to get very close to it for a conventional sharp flower image.
However, by cropping as I have and retaining some of the blurred, out-of-focus background (reinforced by a little vignetting and dehazing in Lightroom) I think it stands out at least as well as it would have done if it filled the whole frame.
Posted on June 8, 2017
Posted on May 25, 2017
Posted on May 18, 2017
We live in a very rural part of France, where agriculture remains a crucial element of the local economy.
As most farms remain family businesses, they are typically much smaller than the vast agri-industrial enterprises to be found elsewhere. Modern methods are used, of course (nobody uses a pair of horses for tilling any more, apart from at the annual ploughing competition), but there is still plenty of heritage, in the sense of evidence of the way things used to be done.
In particular, there is the open-air museum of rural life at nearby Montrol-Sénard, which includes this barn, still containing old cattle byres. There were some just like these in our own barn when we bought it, but they were too far gone and disappeared during the restoration process.