Thursday, January 5, 2012

Southern France, A Year (or two) in Photos

We have just said goodbye to 2011, I thought I would post some of my favourite snaps of the year, all taken with my compact digital camera, soon I will be in possession of an all singing, all dancing brand new, shiny, digital SLR,  I am hoping my photography will improve, especially my interior shots, I may even really push the boat out and take some photos of people!

Bliss. Peace, quiet and a newspaper, Biarritz, early April

No, not spring lambs, I snapped these bow legged Pyrenean cuties in mid November

Our neighbours house, I have always coveted the daisies growing out of the wall.

My, what big eyes you have!

Nautical, on the street, Sanary.

No collection of pictures would be complete without His Nibbs


  1. Wow, beautiful pictures, and I adore the one with the hats. Aw, so many beautiful hats:D

  2. Oh Dash! You have taken so many amazing photos. I'm enjoying these all, again, and so many more that I remember. You have just proved my belief that so much about any photograph, is more about the person behind the camera, than the camera.

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year, full of beauty and joy.

  3. Some gorgeous shots, my dear! enjoy the new toy, but beware, they are addicting. You have a terrific eye, so it will be great to see what you come up with.

  4. I agree with Sharon...the person behind the camera is the key.

    Beautiful eye!

  5. Beautiful pictures! Happy New Year!

  6. Absolutely beautiful, dearest Dash! There's some of my favourites from last year here including the hat stall. Always lovely to see Crusoe making a blog appearance!
    Happy New Year! xxx

  7. Oh my goodness, such happiness here! I can only imagine what you will do with an SLR. I am not quite ready to make that leap and so was given something just below that will let me dip my toes into the water.

    I know that you are far braver than I and look forward to what the New Year brings!


  8. Drat! Dash. If your photos get any better we will have to smack you! Love the red umbrella ... and all the rest!

  9. Fancy camera or no, these are a wonderful collection which completely capture a mood and an area. That hat stall in the market definitely has my name written all over it - I would love to check out their lovely wares!

  10. Hello Dash

    I know you will master the new camera and we shall benefit from your beautiful imagees.
    A very happy New Year


  11. Such beautiful photographs ! Have fun with your new camera ! Clara

  12. Wonderful ! I could use one of those hats today !
    besitos, C

  13. Lovely review of the year in the South of France!

  14. These are all really terrific Dash. The chestnut tree really jumped out at me. Nice work! I can't wait to see what you come up with this year.

  15. Mmmmmm... red umbrellas in the snow, gorgeous vistas, doggies in chairs, and roses, roses, roses. Delicious!

  16. have such a great eye, I love what you have shown us here. I am dying to know what type of camera you are getting. It will open a whole new world to you...beware and enjoy!

    Many thanks for your movie recco for Vietnam. I have it and now can't wait to see it. You are so right, it is nice to discover ones that do not revolve around war and misery.

    Jeanne xx

  17. You are lucky!
    So many beautiful locations.
    But I have to admit, as soon as I saw the photo of the market stall with all the straw hats I wanted to buy each and every colour!
    Where is this fabulous place?

  18. I am just sighing with envy right now. Frankly, if I'd taken that photo of the silhouetted castle at sunset, I might think I was done forever. What could be more beautiful?

  19. 2011 in pics looks like a wonderful and fun filled year..cannot wait to see what 2012 has in store especially with the new camera..brava Dash.
    Keep snapping you have a great eye.
    Carla x


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