This is the view that currently greets me on leaving for work early in the morning. With the sun low in the sky coming through the trees and a touch of mist, having to go to work suddenly seems a little less arduous!
Whilst spring never really showed up this year, summer arrived with a bang at the beginning of July and doesn’t look set to end any time soon. The reliable good weather has been ideal for landscape photography, especially at sunrise. After all, it’s a little less painful to set the alarm for 5.30am when you’re confident that you’ll be rewarded with clear conditions. Continue reading Picture perfect Périgord Noir
The road leading to the bottom of our drive is a small but busy lane, bordered by a steep bank on one side. It runs from roughly east to west and therefore benefits from flattering early morning and late afternoon lighting. Continue reading Rural lane
Spring is well under way in the Dordogne and the varied, temperate climate here means that all plant life is sprouting vigorously. Continue reading The garden in spring
Earlier this year, my sister and brother-in-law bought a converted mill in the village of Cenac here in the Dordogne. The house is in need of renovation and Richard (my brother-in-law), has spent the last three weeks gutting the interior to prepare the way for the builders. Continue reading Renovation at Le Moulin
Part of the reason behind my recent decision to study lighting technique was to further my understanding of successful portrait lighting. Continue reading Window light portrait
The photo below was taken from the jardin public at Domme. I’ve previously written about the village in the post titled ‘The belvedere at Domme’ and how it offers a superb viewpoint over the valley thanks to its position on top of a cliff that overlooks the river and the plains below. Continue reading View over the Dordogne valley
I’ve been reading a lot recently about how the interplay between light and shadow in a photo serves to increase the visual interest of an image. In summary, on top of perspective, shadow helps the brain to sense depth in a two dimensional image. Therefore the key to creating compelling images is to ensure that they contain a good balance of light and shadow. Continue reading Morning Sunlight at Daglan
So a year has gone by and Movember is here again. Fewer cries from the gallery for proof of the ‘tache since we’ve been here before and they all know just how bad it really looks.