OK OK… this was taken yesterday… The weather is as cold and horrible today, so I could either stand out there waiting for a truck or sit here in the warmth of my office in my jim-jams and recycle a photo.
Which would you choose?
As if taking a photo of a truck with a typical Essonnien landscape in the background was planned!
Have often said that here in this region the landscape is devoid of hedges between the fields, unlike my native Leicestershire. No, they’re TREES in the photo. When I first moved here 18 years ago – it was strange to see traffic criss-crossing the very empty landscape, as if just floating along 10cm off the ground.
In this view you can see a small copse of trees and in the background, part of the Vale of Essonne behind the small town of Ballancourt-sur-Essonne. On top of the hill in the background you’ll find the local aerodrome at Cerny.
A pretty landscape in its own way, but a bit devoid of character.
This morning on my little wander I found that I had left the battery for my camera at home… in the charger… So feeling like a right twit with a massive useless DSLR lump around my neck, I thought I’d try taking a photo on my Smartphone.
I HATE Smartphone photos.
Especially when people submit them to the magazine I work on.
It goes against the grain that I’ve had to resort to this.
Today is very dull, dark and depressing. All the things that go against taking a landscape photo. Well lets say I tried…
I decided to take a photo of the bypass around our village and by chance there was a “Convoi Exceptionelle” passing. Unfortunately the screen on my phone can’t be seen very well in daylight, so it was really hope for the best and see what happened.
As it is, pointless using the zoom and due to the low light it is usually hard to get a sharpish image. Added to which the low resolution. All the things that make me despise photos taken with any sort of Smartphone.
So, once I arrived home, I cheated… and mucked about in Photoshop with the photo… Sorry, I couldn’t resist a little tinker…
After a weekend of birthday celebrations – I’ve woken up with a gastro and snow…
Currently waiting for Marco the plumber to turn up, he has been so busy that our bathroom hasn’t been touched in over a week…
Voilà… notre 2014 en video avec un message à la fin…
Here we are… our 2014 in video with a message at the end…
Been a long day typesetting the village magazine, so lovely to finally relax with this lovely sunset viewed from my sons bedroom window.
SLT-A37 : f/4.5 : 1/400″ : 210.0 mm : ISO 800
On our Fathers Day walk, we passed the park down the road from us…
Grim skies… grim day… but at least it is warm.
This is our village mairie (village hall).
Today we visited a local yearly event known as “La Locomotion en Fete”.
Lots of old vehicles are gathered together and… we get to take some strange transport for a ride around the site.
On this occasion we took the second of the two tractor buses you can see here in this photo.
The field where the event was held was very muddy – we were bounced around like corks as we went around on the “bus”…