Throwback Thursday… Villegeneray, France

Propping up the roofPropping up the roof
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 24mm, 1/200s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the commune of Villegeneray in the Nièvre department in central France…

A delightfully rustic place, the ramshackle woodwork above supported the roof of a building home to a tractor and the Hollyhock was growing through the framework of a water well!

Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 50mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 640

Throwback Thursday… Mur-de-Barrez

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Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX at 70mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

14 years ago it was the French commune of Mur-de-Barrez in the Aveyron department in southern France.

With a population of only 800 or so it was an incredibly peaceful little place to spend an afternoon, in fact we hardly saw a soul…

Rue de la Parro, Mur-de-BarrezRue de la Parro, Mur-de-Barrez
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6 D ED at 130mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 400

Single frame… A Happy New Year to you all… (hopefully…)

Frosty tree, the Nièvre-20170101Frosty tree, the Nièvre, New Year’s Day 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 78mm, 1/70s, f8, ISO 400

Here’s hoping that 2021 is kinder to us all than 2020 has been…

A pic from the digital archives today, shot on New Years’s Day 2017 in the Nièvre in central France.

I really must learn to identify trees, I know a silver birch when I see one but that’s about it!

Single frame… Serrurerie Sécurité

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Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kodak Colorplus 200 rated at ISO 100

Another wonderful old business premises in central France, photographed between beer breaks at pavement cafés during a wander around Cosne-sur-Loire in August last year. This ‘Locksmith Security’ specialist had long since moved on…

I really could spend hours just wandering around and photographing things like this.

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Remembrance

32434 Private D. Revitt R.A.M.C.32434 Private D. Revitt R.A.M.C.

Private Revitt was a postman in the 69th Field Ambulance, part of the 23rd Division who were involved in the capture of Contalmaison, a village four miles north-east of Albert in the Somme department in Picardie (now part of the new region Hauts-de-France).

On the 6th July a cry went out for stretcher bearers to retrieve the wounded and Private Revitt volunteered.

He was killed in action and his body buried on the battlefield.

Douglas Revitt was my great-uncle.

Tomorrow at 06.00 I’ll be attending the first part of Battle’s Over, a nationwide day of commemorative events marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and paying tribute to the millions killed or wounded in battle, and those on the home front who struggled amidst pain and loss to help ensure freedom survived.