The River Rance at Plaisance

The River Rance at Plaisance

The River Rance flows in a wide, shallow loop around the village of Plaisance, as if the village were a head asleep in the crook of an arm. We went down to the river, one afternoon; the day had been hot and Tom and Gabriel were in in a flash. Stones, fish, and deep tranquil [...]

Tom

Tom

Taken in colour, these images of Tom, my grandson, with his father Gareth, are simply family photos - records of a moment, albeit a rather special moment, in Plaisance, France. But transformed into black-and-white, they become something else, at least to my mind - no longer family snaps but, hopefully, portraits, reflecting not only appearance [...]

The Village Fete at Coupiac

The Village Fete at Coupiac

I can think of no better way of expressing the joy and delight we experienced in France, on our recent holiday, reconnecting with family, relishing the countryside, with its steep hills and winding narrow roads, its rivers and old stone villages, enjoying the food and wine and the excellent company, than by sharing these images [...]

Exposure Compensation (when photography is a beach)

Exposure Compensation (when photography is a beach)

Interviewer: So what's with the title of your post? Me: I guess it's a play on the fact that photographing on the beach can be a tricky business. It's like photographing snow. You have all that glare and reflected light from the sand and the water, and you can't rely on the rear display on [...]