Jolly Boating weather!

By now you’ll be used to my passion for black and white photography, but sometimes the colour is too important to lose. This lovely little boat floating unattended in a bend of the river is a good case in point. Mind you, it also features my very favourite type...

More about Fishing

Following on from yesterday’s post about authentic ancient ways of fishing here are two more images of the fishing huts I mentioned These are called Carrelets, named after the square shape of the net that is lowered into the sea. You can see from the one...

A minimalist approach

This image was taken recently off the West Coast of France. The sea seems completely flat as result of a long exposure.  The two red posts are way markers for the safe channel to come into this tiny little harbour. Despite being a strictly minimalist image it still...

New work at Windsor Art Fair

Oyster beds Just South of Bordeaux is the town of Arcachon, which is where the oysters grow.  Busy with tourism and a smart resort in its day Arcachon has a tidal basin which is a fabulous place to sail and swim, but which also frames a significant area of oyster...

And now for the Lady

In a recent blog I told you about the beautiful Marie and her horse Tass, who wanted to bite her. I also mentioned that she had a horse called Lady and promised to tell you more. Well here we are back in the glorious Wiltshire countryside . When I met Lady the first...

You can take a horse to water…

There’s a phrase which goes, “You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”. The lateral ( as opposed to literal) meaning being that there are some tasks that it is rather hard to complete, especially if it’s not all...

Selle Français

It’s Wikipedia so it must be true. Selle Français The Selle Français is a breed of sport horse from France. It is renowned primarily for its success in show jumping, but many have also been successful in dressage and eventing. An athletic horse with good gaits, it is...

A slice of Pi

A slice of Pi. The Lusitano, also known as the Pure Blood Lusitano or PSL, is a Portuguese horse breed, closely related to the Spanish Andalusian horse. Both are sometimes called Iberian horses, as the breeds both developed on the Iberian peninsula, and until the...

Filmstar

I’m attaching a short film of me photographing a horse so I can show you something about me that might be of interest. I was lucky enough to be able to photograph Snip, a most obliging horse, who looks great in the film. You can see how well he behaves even with...

Le blog Francais!

So I am in Bordeaux today about to set off on a photography trip around the coast of France near here. Without knowing much about it I booked a hotel near the airport and found that in front of the building there is a statue of a horse. A pinkish purple horse! This is...