Posted on November 4, 2022
Back in the summer, I did the ‘official’ photography of the wedding of the daughter of a friend. The bride was driven to the ceremony by her father in this sporty little number.
It most definitely had an engine (although no bonus point for actually showing it), but also this attractively laid-out – and now rather retro – interior arrangement of wheels and dials.
Posted on April 22, 2022
Two or three times a year the local mairie sends out one of its fleet of tractors to cut the grass and trim the hedges that bound most of the minor roads in the commune – including the one that passes through our little hamlet. This is known as the ‘fauchage’ – not to be confused with ‘chauffage’, whch means heating.
These guys don’t take any prisoners and there’s no room to pass them, so you just have to get out of the way as best you can.
Posted on September 29, 2021
Even in the depths of the countryside (i.e just up the road in Asnieres-sur-Blour), where few tourists ever venture, the locals sometimes can’t resist dressing up in ‘archetypal’ clothes – beret and red neckerchief – and parading up and down the street in their lovingly cared-for old tractors.
Posted on August 13, 2021
Posted on April 3, 2020
When we bought our
ruin house, there was a deconstructed old cart in what we now call our ‘Salon’ but was then a dirt-floored room that had probably housed livestock back in the day.
Posted on May 8, 2019
Frank’s theme for his Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is ‘wheel’.
Here in rural France, old cartwheels that are way past their sell-by date are a common sight. This one was spotted in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop, during the ‘Wool Festival’, which accounts for the natty headgear.
Posted on February 16, 2018
Like much of France, it’s been cold and we’ve had some snow recently. As a result, these old cartwheels (and birdbath) that sit at the back of our house were looking pretty chilled last week – and not in a good way.
Posted on April 7, 2016
I see that the topic of ‘wheels’ has come around again (as it were) in this week’s Black & White challenge. The annual cavalcade of vintage agricultural vehicles at Lesterps guarantees plenty of interesting wheels.
Posted on December 16, 2015
This week we focus on images that, with a healthy disregard for the rule of thirds, are intended to be placed in the middle of the frame: to be literally the centre of attention.
This image was taken looking down a corridor in the cellars of a wine-producing chateau in the Bordeaux region:
Flowers are a very obvious ‘centre-friendly’ subject – particularly when photographing buds, before the petals start to compete for space in the frame:
Also, of course, anything circular has an obvious central focus, be it wheels or even fireworks:
And finally this is just one of my most favourite images: it was taken looking directly upwards to the ceiling of the reception area of the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Those lanterns are between six and eight feet high when you see them sideways on from the second floor.