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Annecy Canal

Annecy Canal

mouse-over for before view. Just back from eastern France, where we visited Annecy, the ancient lakeside mountain town on the Swiss border which, coincidently, during my time as a freelance Getty curator, whilst selecting mostly French imagery, I was delighted to...

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

mouse-over for before view. I’ve recently started using my Lensbaby again, with the Optic 80, ideal for tilt shift effects looking down from the mountains, and frankly a lot lighter to carry! Its also great for capturing a moody, painterly effect. Enhanced by the...

Cardabelle

Cardabelle

  Over the Easter weekend we drove up into our nearby southern Aveyron mountains to visit Auberge owning friends on the edge of a historic Knights Templars village, Commanderie de Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon a place I’d never been to or heard of before but ideally...

Martello Tower

Martello Tower

  This Martello tower is the most northerly of the original remaining 103 towers erected and is situated in Aldeburgh on England’s east coasts Suffolk county, built around 200 years ago to defend England from Napoleon, for which happily they were never needed....

sunrise through the pines

sunrise through the pines

  Had to get up at the crack of dawn or with the lark as we English say, with the intention of trying to catch any morning mist whilst staying at my sisters house which is situated in woodland in Surrey, England. This occasion happened to be on my birthday, April...

butterfly and view

butterfly and view

  As its now cold and wet outside its nice to revisit unprocessed images from back in june whilst traveling in England. I stayed overnight at Leeds Castle, confusingly located in kent where I stole this shot of their cottage gardens looking down over the lake...

Prickly Pears

Prickly Pears

  It’s a little known fact, but whilst at school I was a nerdy member of the South Yorkshire Cactus and Succulent Society, and wore a cute little prickly pear opuntia sticking out of a house of York white rose enamel badge, unkindly abbreviated to… well, we wont...

Eyam Cows

Eyam Cows

  I'm just back from a rewarding few weeks traveling and this is one of my captures from England's beautiful Derbyshire Dales. This part of the world was my old doorstep, as a student teen I even had driving lessons around these parts as my driving instructor...

Tea cups video tutorial

Tea cups video tutorial

  By popular request we publish the full written recipe as seen in Martine Roch's YouTube video we taped on sunday. Martine had been preparing a video Art lecture about her surrealist imagery to take to Mexico in June, and already had a bit of practice. So I...

a vine road less taken

a vine road less taken

  This week I finally had my car returned from the garage after waiting 2 years to get my front Volvo bumper replaced as I had skidded in the mountain snow and had managed to plough up a stone farm wall and ended up at a 45 degree angle! Thankfully, I had a...