Category Archives: France

Winter and Memories of Sete, France

These doorways in Sete are quintessential southern France and an example of Mediterranean color theory. With less than a month until the shortest day of the year I’ve been craving color. Forecasters are predicting snow for tomorrow. This may be … Continue reading

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Valentines Day

    Lovers at sunset, on the walls of the medieval city of Carcassone, France. Valentines Day is a concocted business holiday like Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Created to promote the sales of greeting cards, diamonds, and chocolate. Yet, despite … Continue reading

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Azillanet at Night #10

Looking down the Avenue d’Olonzac towards the invisible rolling hills with their patchwork quilt of vineyards and woods. I stood motionless, a shadow with a camera, measuring the passage of time: “Thousand-one, thousand-two … .” Light flowed into the camera, … Continue reading

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Paris: Firemen of rue Saint-Honoré

My philosophy of life can be summed up as: if you don’t play, you can’t win. The best photos are created when the photographer is engaged with the subject.  With people, it means connecting, even briefly, and generating a sharing … Continue reading

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The Copyist: Resurrecting Old Negatives

The Copyist was taken in the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, in 1991. I prefer using available light which in this case was a mix of fluorescent and heavily overcast daylight. The painter is reproducing Women Ironing by Degas. At the … Continue reading

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Sunset, Olargues, France, 2003

My wife and I had the very good fortune to spend time in Olargues. Olargues is a commune, the most elementary level of government administration, similar to an incorporated village or town in the U.S. The commune is located in … Continue reading

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Traffic on the Place de la Concorde

I’ve been working on a post about the impact of the Japanese woodblock printers on artists in Paris around the turn of the 20th Century and how, even today, I still feel that creative energy. One artist in particular interests … Continue reading

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Mountains, Memories, Photos

Recently, Candice, a good friend visited from Milwaukee. She brought on her laptop pictures from her spring vacation out west: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. I loaded them on to a memory stick so that we could see them … Continue reading

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Terroir – Essence of Place

If you’ve walked through a vineyard at harvest time you may have sensed the essence of the place.  The rich sweet smell of the grapes, warm sunlight, and the color of the plants and earth merge to create a transcendent … Continue reading

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Homage to Henri Cartier-Bresson

On occasion, I intentionally take a photo that reflects the work of another photographer. Homage to Henri Cartier-Bresson is such a photo. With it I pay respect to a photographer whose images have given me great pleasure and taught me … Continue reading

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