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My Afternoon Tea with Henri Cartier-Bresson

No pantheon of the greats in the history of photography would be complete without the name of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Using his trademark Leica camera and unobtrusive 50mm lens, he produced some of the most iconic images in a career that spanned more than 60 years. Considered by some to be the father of photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson’s photographs captured ‘the decisive moment’ which he describes thus: ‘There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see the composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera….Once you miss it, it is gone forever.’ (more…)

Real Spain

‘Paddy’s Irish Bar’…‘All-day English Breakfast’… ‘Guinness on tap’.

Any guesses where we are?

Downtown Dublin? Delightful Devon?

Give up?

Welcome, amigos, to the Costa Blanca, Spain! (more…)

A Heated Discussion

Whenever we near the end of British Summer Time and are plunged back into GMT, I know that the battle with my partner, Alan, over the thermostat will soon follow.

Maybe it doesn’t help that I’m American – and consequently used to houses being kept nice and warm in winter. I’ve lived in England longer than I lived in America so I really should be adjusted to the grey skies, penetrating damp and debilitating cold. Somehow even the double-glazing isn’t enough to counteract the elements. (more…)

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