Category Archives: Photography

Bastille Day

Yesterday was the 14th July which I think is one of France’s better bank holidays. Better because it falls during the holiday period and we usually have good weather for it. This year there was also the added bonus of … Continue reading

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Anyone for a swim?

I apologise for the title of this post if it’s a bit misleading. Because even on the hottest days, I never get any further than dipping my feet into most of these lakes. I’d love to swim, but the problem … Continue reading

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Bees and lavender

I’ve always had a penchant for bees….. ..and lavender is one of my favourite plants. And luckily there are plenty of both here at the moment. And the good thing about bees, is that they wait quite patiently while you … Continue reading

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Extremely rare flowers in the Alps?

The other morning, I decided to take some macro photos of the tiny Alpine flowers that seem to be growing everywhere at the moment. But when I got back to the house and looked through my photos, I discovered that all I … Continue reading

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How (not) to photograph butterflies

Stage 1 : Follow butterfly 300 yards backwards and forwards across field. Climb over electric fence to next field avoiding electrocution if possible. Clamber back over fence when butterfly decides the grass is greener in first field. Stage 2: When butterfly alights on … Continue reading

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