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
One of the things I particularly appreciate about living in the Dordogne is the clear change between the four seasons. Continue reading Seasonal change in the Dordogne
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
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
Like most of France this week, the Dordogne was covered in a thick blanket of snow yesterday. The snow fell constantly for over eight hours on our corner of the region, the Périgord Noir, and managed to turn the already fairy-tale landscape into a winter wonderland. Continue reading Wintry pictures of the Périgord Noir