Thursday, January 31, 2013


This is H2O for Véro's 52 project

On the first week of 2013, Véro started a new project where photographers are welcome to take part. Each week, she sets the challenge: she names it and you have to represent it, create it, illustrate it and share it. 

This is my H2O....

Check out Véro's blog if you want more info on Project 52.

Also check out James' blog Weekend Reflections where I am participating for the first time with this photo. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Image Contact Photo Exhibition

Image Contact's photo exhibition is now well and truely over. But there's no place for sadness, as there will be plenty more to come.

It was a big event for the association, as it represented the work of no less than 20 photographers with their varied styles, subjects and techniques. 

The exhibition was about:

100 photos 
25th anniversary of the association
20 photographers
3 articles in the local press
1 opening with many visitors (thank you!)

One of the articles - La Voix de l'Ain

For my part, I was very proud of this event and very much enjoyed the whole process from the start of the organisation to the promotion & the evening opening. What a buzz it was. 

As there was limited space to share between 20 photographers, we accepted that we would only be able to present around 6 photos each. Maybe I should have stuck with 4 photos with the same theme, but in the end I decided to show 3 mini series of 2. 

The first series is "Black & white Trees":



The second series is "The Swedish sea":



The third series is "Colour reflections":



Through the links, you can discover the association and the photos that were put on show.

The success of this local event was due to everyone pulling their weight and getting stuck in with the project. Also, the local merchants and organisations were very kind to agree to put up our posters (and they did!). Thank you to everyone.

To the next exhibition!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reflection and aspiration

Only now I am taking the time to reflect on the photo experiences I enjoyed the most last year. 

Joining Image Contact (association of amateur photographers) was definitely key to my progress and motivation. It widened my perspective, enabled me to further myself in terms of subject, made me understand more about techniques and about photography in general. It also brought me laughter, friendship and sense of comfort and achievement. So in my eyes, it was a good move. 

This blog also helped me to widen my horizon and gave me a new way to share my views, literally. This new trendy way to communicate with other photo passionates allows other perspectives to be considered and appreciated. To my surprise, I discovered that blogging is also a means of building companionship and long term followers or friends. The feedback I obtained and the discoveries I made on your blogs only motivated me to carry on this trend, maintain this online friendship and take better photos. So thank you for your support and for sharing your world with me! 

The experiences I wish to renew for the years to come, in terms of photo, include portraits and management of artificial lighting, such as the photo below taken during a studio session. On this link you can discover my first attempt (!). 


I have this urge to include people in my photos and want fun setting up the scenes, just as I experienced taking photo 2 (see the post here). Don't get me wrong, I am expecting it to be challenging but enjoyable too! 


As traveling is the activity that took me to photography, I shall continue to enjoy sharing photos of the world, new discoveries, glimpse of cultural differences and similarities. You can see here a series about my trip to South Africa last year which was the highlight of my 2012 travels. 


Thanks to the bloggers that organise photo challenges, I discovered another way to keep my mind open to new techniques, subjects and experiences. I timidly joined Donlope's challenge towards the end of the year and shall do my utmost to participate at some of Véro's Project 52


Let's just hope that whatever turns out, you'll enjoy and keep visiting. Thank you and see you soon.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Head strong

I often live in the past. 

Today, at the beginning of a new year, I am looking ahead...


Keeping my eyes on the right track...following the light...


Head strong. 


 What state of mind are you in at this time of year? 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The wind of 2013...

Happy New Year! 

May the wind of 2013 take you where you wish to head towards. 

May the year of 2013 make you keep running on the right track...

Let's enjoy 2013!