Complementary Colours

Léran, Ariège - August 2019 As I was posting this picture I researched complementary colours and realised there was a difference according to websites and possibly cultures. Strictly speaking, the orange of these pruning shears should be complemented by blue. I assumed my orange was red. Some say that green is red's complementary colour, some... Continue Reading →

Unlikely Event

I discovered the Ariege in the 2000s. It's a nice place, in the middle of nowhere where not much happens. Apart from gadding about amongts the trees  surrounded by beautiful mountains, not much unlikely happens. Fine, you might run into the odd bear (there are 40 of them now) but the buggers are rather afraid... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Place

I discovered the Ariège region in the Pyrenees 15 years ago. My wife's family is from there, I didn't know the area, which was pretty much deserted from the 1920s onwards. Our village is named Augirein, there are 70 inhabitants in that village. Now you must imagine that in the 1900s they were over 1,000... Continue Reading →

Collage

Today’s challenge is “collage”. I have selected 3 pictures for this. The one above in St Girons, in the Pyrenees, with the old Zavatta circus.  On general election years, many posters are plastered on walls like here in 2012 with this picture of left-wing leader Melanchon (the large Mercedes behind was a somewhat feeble attempt... Continue Reading →

I shot the above picture in the Ariège four years to the day, while exiting the cave of Niaux, one of the world’s beauties in which one sees some of the earliest paintings ever made (dating from around 17,000 to 12,000 years ago i.e. the Magdalenian period). (picture on the right-hand side). Obviously, I couldn’t take... Continue Reading →

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