A short essay on photography and mental print

France Hossegor Photography Lake FrancePine Forest France I still cannot stop taking mini snapshots of everything I see in my head. I think, one day, my over stimulated-sometimes-childlike brain is going to simply protest and ask me to just STOP be quiet Fiona. Just let me take is EASY for a few minutes. But until then, I do not intend to slow my mental snapshot habit. When I am able Read on...
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Of driftwood and ocean breeze – Hossegor

Vans of the beachDog print tracks beach FranceDriftwood and knots beach FranceTracks on the beach Hossegor I am so lucky. Everyday I count my blessings and realise how special my life is. Why do I say this today? Because it's January, mid winter in France, and I just spent the last day on the beach walking in a simple shirt as if it were summer, breathing in the ocean spray and taking beautiful photos of everything that caught my eye Read on...
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A photo album of my Christmas

Bows and wrapping FranceFrench Ruinart Champagne French beach in winter So we are all at the beachouse for a few days. It's marvellous to be down here, it's so warm at the moment. I am taking the time, to take time, to spend time, with my loved ones. That in itself is a gift and I cherish every minute I get to spend with these people that touch my heart. Without having to answer the phone, run around and Read on...
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How to cook a fish – by my local french fishermen

Fish Market FranceFrench Fish recipe Fish recipe   On weekends I go to the fish market to go buy some fresh catch. I go to the local fish market in Capbreton, near the Beachouse. The fishermen brings in the fish twice a day, ready to be shipped to stores and even supermarkets but they also keep a little for the locals too to sell on the market. Yesterday afternoon around 4, I Read on...
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Yesterday at the Surf contest, with my camera

King of the GromsKing of the Groms 2012 EVEN if you are not into this extreme sport, you have got to admire the athletes. They are face to face with the element and are just asking for it not to swallow them whole but instead, go a little easy on them for time to time so they can do what they do. FLY over water. We got to the Hossegor surf contest with my boy Tom early Read on...
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At the Quicksilver Pro, waiting for the opening

Quicksilver Pro 2012Quicksilver Pro France 2012Tea Hossegor I am writing to you from the Ocean, in Hossegor, in a cosy cafe in front of what is waiting to be the Quicksilver Pro surfing competition, opening today and closing 8th October. I love coming back here when the tourists leave and I love coming to sit on the beach and watch the surfers as they ride during this big event. This is competition Read on...
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