2018 France

My project was to try something different every day we were in France throughout June, and to build on the ideas I’d got from a recent one-day workshop in Yorkshire. I have broken my project down into 4 sections covering each of the main locations where stayed. Each picture tells a story, for me anyway.

You can click on any thumbnail to get a bigger image and page through the relevant gallery.

Rosnay, la Brenne

We spent 4 days camped by the side of a lake. The weather was generally bright and sunny with thunder storms developing late afternoon. The lake itself had plenty of opportunities for both of us.


Our next stop was the dairy sheep farm for 2 weeks catching up with friends and to see how the lake was recovering from the Koi Carp fish farming of a few years ago, unfortunately not very well. The weather during the first week was dreadful, the campsite was water-logged and I really needed my wellies. The lake provided plenty of opportunity, the fields not so much as it was so wet and it was impossible to walk around the lake most days. During this time I discovered that I really don’t like taking photos in the rain!

Marseillan, Etang de Thau

This was another favourite haunt of ours and while the weather was good I found the campsite itself stifled any desire to go out with my camera. Consequently my project didn’t do very well here.

The Auvergne

This was a new place for us. The weather was stunning as was the scenery but again, the campsite stifled my project, or maybe it just didn’t restart.

The Bottom Line

Would I do this again? Yes, I think my project was a success even if it did falter towards the end. I went out more and at times when I wouldn’t normally have done. I saw more photographic opportunities and I think I came away with more interesting images. They don’t go together as a set, they’re more of an exploration of different ideas. I will certainly repeat the exercise, especially in Spain, and maybe include specific themes so I develop sets of images.


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