Appreciating the Small Things in a Time of Pandemic

Appreciating the Small Things in a Time of Pandemic. 1: A Pink and Blue Dress Hello dear friends, (En français ci-dessous) How are you? How are you coping at this extraordinary and difficult time when naturally we feel fear for ourselves and our families and desolation for others who have been so horribly affected?   For those of us who are blessedly free of the virus, our worlds have suddenly shrunk and we are having to adapt to confinement. So I’d love to share with you one of the things that is helping me get through this dark time – ..
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In Search of Sepia …

It’s not that I particularly like sepia – in fact, give me good ol’ black and white anytime.  Or colour.  But I belong to a small group of very sympa photographers and friends who get together in Menton and the surrounding villages to  recreate the past in images of life as it was once lived.  At the moment, we are ‘in the 1920s’ when sepia was still in use. In film photography, it was a chemical process carried out on silver-based photographic prints and had the advantage of being more resistant to the degradation of time.  However, during the first ..
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How it all started… and why this new blog?

Dear Friends, Welcome my new blog.  I’ve prepared an imaginary red carpet for your arrival! So – a quick explanation of ‘why a new blog?’   I started blogging over ten years ago. The first was a blog about dogs who spent their holidays in my house in the south of France whilst their owners went away. Not a boarding kennels, but a ‘pension familiale’ – a home-from-home for dogs. They  lived in my house, slept where they wanted, on the sofa, in my armchair and often my bed! Then, a year later I started Menton Daily Photo and Monte ..
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