July 2019 at the educational farm owned by friends Eric and Nanie Cottineau at Châteauneuf-la-Forêt in Limousin with a group of 7 friends. On offer : multiple acres of meadow, the animal enclosures and the banks of a river - all teeming with insects and wild flowers. Equipped with a 200mm lens for the timid creatures and a 100mm macro for the true macro shots, I passed a gorgeous day grovelling in the grass under a friendly sun - not too hot.
A week in the Pyrénées with a dozen photographer friends in june 2019. We stayed in two gites in Arcizans Avant, each day we breakfasted at 7h30, prepared a sandwich for lunch and headed for the mountains no later than 8h for example : cirque d'Estaubé, Gavarnie, Pont d'Espagne and the lac de Gaube, Ste Engrace for the cave de la Verna and after, the Brèche de Roland etc etc.
An outing with friends from PhotoLim87 to the valley of the apes near Poitiers. The weather forecast was terrible leading up to the date and the day itself started with torrential rain about the time we needed to leave. However, always optimistic, we set off nayway and, in the end, the day was really pleasant apart from a thundertorm at around 4pm. We were even able to eat outside at lunchtime.
A photo outing with my friend Heinz Breukmann à Pompadour for the cross country day of the french national three day event. The weather was a bit grey, but without rain, so we had a good day on the course and a nice lunch (outside) at around 1o/c.