Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas! Bonnes fêtes à tous !

We are all getting busy with the last preparations of this time of year. It's soon Christmas and we are looking forward to spending time with family and friends. Of course, we'll get busy blogging again soon, but until then...

Have a fabulous time indulging, resting, sharing!


This is probably the best opportunity to thank you all for encouraging me to share my photos through this blog. Thank you for your kind support. 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année 2013 !

A bientôt...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Having a ball at the Light festival in Lyon

The light festival in Lyon was not only about lights, but also about having a ball. I think you'll understand what I mean...








My friends and I certainly had a ball playing with shadows...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Le plaisir d'offrir

En cette période de fêtes, nous sommes entourés de symboles : le Père Noël, les cerfs, la neige, les marrons, la bûche, le foie gras, la dinde, le sapin, les illuminations, les décorations...

Pour moi, Noël, c'est aussi le plaisir d'offrir. 

Et ça commence par...

Les boules de Noël qui brillent et attirent notre attention


L'art d'emballer


Le cadeau en transit vers sa destination finale


Ah! Les préparatifs de Noël ! Quel plaisir !

(Billet pour Donlope "Projet 52" - Les Symboles

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Glittery snow

When it snows in the UK, it tends to bring the country to a stand still. This time, It was the festive period. We were very lucky to experience a white Christmas. As we went for a stroll in the lovely English countryside, the natural glitter on the trees caught my eye. 

The truth is it was a beautiful day and felt like we were in a fairy tale. 




Have a lovely week coming up to Christmas! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Colours of the Light Festival in Lyon

The Lyon Light festival has become a well-known event and I was lucky to be one of the many visitors.  

This series is the same light display with each shot taken at different times. One colour after another, as if trying to capture the show. 

Which colour is yours? 












Have a colourful weekend. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Exposition Photo à Miribel dans l'Ain

Mardi prochain est un jour spécial pour nous, membres de l'association d'Image Contact, aux sensibilités et parcours différents. Nous sommes près d'une vingtaine de photographes amateurs à partager nos regards, nos recherches personnelles et nos émotions

Cette exposition photo rassemble les 25 ans de l'association dont je fais partie depuis 1 an. C'est l'occasion de découvrir notre travail et d'échanger. 

Nous vous invitons à fêter cet évènement avec nous

Rendez-vous mardi 18 décembre à 19h30 pour le vernissage
A l'Allégro, galerie Utrillo, Miribel dans l'Ain (à 20 minutes de Lyon)

Les exposants - avec lien vers leur site :

Matthieu Chaboud                                   Serge Crespin
Daniel Lacand                                        Florent Pessaud
Olivier Lebrat                                         Jean Lubrano
Lionel Fauvet                                         Vincent Laganier
Damien Poudret                                     Alain Loche
Vincent Chanussot                                  Vincent Jouffroy 
Isabelle Poudret                                     Pierre-François Jullien
Claire Lethias                                         Chrystel Martinez
Jean-Paul Escoffier                                  Roger Drut
Thierry Fauvet                                        Awena Robert

IMAGE CONTACT  (site)                         IMAGE CONTACT  (page Facebook)   

A mardi prochain !

(nos photographies sont exposées jusqu'au 20 janvier)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Silently frozen

(For Project 52 - "le silence" - Un Monde En Photos by Donlope)

I previously showed a black and white photo of a frozen sea, taken in the South of Sweden. 

For me, a long stretch of the sea freezing to a rock solid material is a surreal concept. Maybe that's why I keep going on about it. But please let me share a few more photos of this frozen sea. And before you look at the photos, just try to imagine the following...

It's summer. Everyone is making the most of the beautiful and warm weather. Everyone is enjoying the beach, playing with the white sand and splashing about in the sea. The water is very shallow and its temperature really warm. 

Can you hear silence? .... I can't. Everyone is enjoying themselves too much. 

It's winter. The temperatures have dropped down to about -10 degrees C. The beach is deserted, except for the few walkers daring to come out in the freezing cold. You can't see the limit between the sand and the sea. It has all frozen over and snowed on top, leaving a very soft white layer. 

Can you hear silence? 

Silently frozen

As you look closely you realise the roughness of the texture. 

Rough icy texture

Will you dare walk on the ice, breaking the silence?

Walking on the ice

Have a nice week-end, not too icy, I hope. 

For information, these photos are taken from Bjärred's Beach in Sweden. Just opposite Copenhagen (which you can guess if you look close enough).

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fresh white snow

This time has come...All the children are full with excitement because the snow has arrived. They cannot wait to play in the cold to make snow angels, snowman, ball fights. You know what I mean, we've all done it and loved it. 

This morning, I have not adventured myself outside yet, as I feel too cosy inside. So it's in the warmth that I have gone back into memory lane to share some snowy photos of my time in Sweden. 

The frozen sea (about 100 meters completely frozen - Bjärred beach)

Lines with no snow

The garden

If it's snowing where you are, enjoy it! Have fun.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Prendre le temps de réfléchir

La "Réflexion" est d'après le dictionnaire Larousse, l'action de réfléchir, d'arrêter sa pensée sur quelque chose pour l'examiner en détail. Donlope (Projet 52) nous demande de réfléchir et de l'illustrer.  

Mon reflex fut d'aller chercher dans mes archives, n'ayant pas toujours le temps de créer.

Et là, à force de réfléchir, de fouiller dans ma mémoire et de feuilleter les albums de mon ordinateur, je me suis souvenue d'une femme. D'une femme qui, elle aussi, avait pris le temps de réfléchir. Elle avait besoin de soleil et d'air. Elle avait profité des rayons et du grand espace qui l'entouraient.

Elle prend le temps. Elle réfléchit profondément. C'est le moment de sa réflexion.



Bonne réflexion !

Monday, November 26, 2012

Roberto the board magician

On the long stretch of white sand, as I was admiring the sea, listening to the waves and feeling the strong and invading wind coming from the Atlantic ocean, a black silhouette walked towards me.

After a little conversation and a realisation of the interest in approaching me, I asked for a demonstration and decided to take my camera out. He was keen to show me his tricks.

Clearly this man understood the strength of the natural elements present on the beach. As it happened, the wind worked in his favour when his show started. He was pleased, the magic had caught my eye.

Please let me introduce you to Roberto the board magician. 





In case you are wondering, it's all real and he's not letting the board falling on the ground. This is a true magic show with his board and the powerful wind of that particular day. 

Have a powerful and magical week!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Order and not quite


I feel "neat" is a good adjective (among many positive ones) to describe Lund, Sweden, where I lived for three years. Neat, because it was clean and because things always appeared to be in order. 

The many neatly parked bikes, on the photo below, is just an example among others. 


Not quite in order. 

...But the swans still look quite neatly lined up. 

You might remember this second photo from this previous post.

This post on "Order" is for Donlope's project 52

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Time to leave the fun fair

We had fun at "La Vogue". 

The flashy lights mesmerised us. 


At first we went round in circles


Then we bumped into each other


And took off


 Now it's time to go. 


The main thing is that my friends Chrys & Isa and I enjoyed the experience

You can check out Chrys' photos here.

Merci Chrys et Isa ! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Electric blue at the fun fair

As you know, I recently went to the fun fair to have fun with my friends. All equipped with our cameras, we went in to experiment with lights, flashes, reflections, lines, curves...

In a previous post, I presented the fun fair as entertainment of old times, using the Antique effect.

This time, it's the electric blue that is taking over. 





Have a fun day !