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A Tourist In Paris

Paris is known the world over for its art, fashion and photography. It is the city of Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and many more great photographers. The streets and boulevards are full of images just waiting to be taken. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the millions of tourists who visit this beautiful city each year come to capture some of these images, and also to get themselves on film standing in front of the tourist attractions that the city has to offer.

Smart Phone Photos

Rob Irving explores the use of capturing images with your smart phone, very quickly we have become used to being able to capture great, but sometimes throw-away images. It was only a few short years ago on January 15, 2009 US Airways Flight 1549, and Airbus A320-214 ditched in the Hudson River off midtown Manhattan, New York without loss of life. iPhone owner and Twitter user Janis Krums was on one of the New York commuter ferries diverted to pick up the stranded airline passengers.

Street Photography

Kings Road, London

Winter light should not be forgotten when it comes to taking your camera out and getting some great shots. Rob Irving made a date with colleague and fellow photographer, Gita, to meet up on the Kings Road, London, and the results of an afternoon fun shoot will not disappoint!

Romagne sous Montfaucon

The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial close to the village of Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in northern France is a site I have visited on a number of occasions. It seems somewhat of a paradox to say that the feeling of peace and serenity that comes over me when I wander amongst the graves.

Chemin des Dames

This was first posted on Flickr in 2004. It is a subject of great interest. I have not changed the text as it is as relevant today as it was nine years ago – and will remain so! This 11th November 2004 my wife Ghislaine and I visited the Chemin des Dames, 80 kilometres of East of Paris. One of the killing grounds of WW1.

African Adventure

There is always an element of carefree thinking to say, let’s just do it, and that is where all adventures begin, but there does need to be at least some planning to any adventure.

Art in Provence

To enter the inner sanctum of a painter is a wonderful experience and as I love to talk about photography I’m fairly certain that others like to talk about their art. The wonderful studio of Catherine Ducreux was no exception.

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