Last Sunday, with the family all together for Easter, we visited the fabulous overhanging gardens at Marqueyssac. Listed as a national monument, the park is situated along the top of a spur that projects out into the Dordogne valley. An impressive arrangement of shapely boxwood plants around gravel paths, the gardens effectively overhang the cliffs to the valley below and offer visitors spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and châteaux. All this makes it a superb location for photography. Continue reading Easter Sunday at Marqueyssac
Construction is one of few major economic activities in the Dordogne and as many buildings are built from locally sourced stone, it is no surprise that there is an almost constant demand for a skilled stonemason (perhaps I should work on developing those skills instead of my photography?). Continue reading The art of the stonemason
Thinking about things to photograph for this blog has recently provided me with the following spark of inspiration.
One of my favourite genres of photography is photojournalism. Effectively, photojournalists attempt to tell stories through photographs by documenting people and events around them. My spark of inspiration was therefore to attempt to use a photojournalistic style to photograph people and events in my own surroundings and publish those pictures and stories on this blog.
Stay tuned for more….
Although I didn’t upgrade my old Canon 300D to a 550D specifically because I wanted the ability to shoot videos, I have made use of the feature a couple of times since I did. Continue reading Viva la video