About

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redstuffdan is a 63 year old shy and retiring ex civil servant who lives quietly in the Aquitaine countryside with his beautiful French wife of 44 years.

His art, like his photography, borders on the naïve and was provoked as a complimentary activity to his recovery from illness. Much of the work is experimental and would best be described, by Dan himself, as an expression of a child let loose in the sweetshop of digital photography and acrylic paints.

His current obsessions are the Bordeaux vineyards, local village life, architecture, doors, mirrored images and digital photography as art with a healthy dash of golf, wine and local history in equal parts. We hope you get as much pleasure from his work as Dan does in producing it

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(All photographs and other images in this blog are © copyright and cannot be reproduced without my written permission and consent – All rights reserved)

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229 thoughts on “About”

  1. Dear redstuffdan,
    Thank you for offering some suggestions/ support re: WordPress 201. Immediately, the image header of a bright red poppy caught my attention. Your photographs are beautifully “framed”and I can see that you are a believer in a “pop” colour- red. I tend to lean toward “quiet” shades and colours- greys, blues, although I love a shot of something red!
    Sincerely,
    Grace

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  2. Hi Again Dan
    I started writing blogs and following blogs a few years ago (yours being one I followed). Due to a serious illness in my family I gave up all blogging and blog-following for about 18 months and have only just felt able to get back into my writing and artwork. Having received a recent comment from you (many thanks) on one of my posts, I came by to look at your blog again. You have some brilliant stuff! I love what you do with digital manipulation especially. One really can go wild with a camera and a good photo editor!

    I didn’t realise that you are also in Aquitaine. Yes, it is a superb place for photography. We are in the Dordogne near Perigueux.
    Best wishes
    Jude 🙂

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  3. I’ve perused your images and may I say they are spectacular. Not just the artful way you’ve either manipulated or captured them – the images themselves are visually thought-provoking and beautiful. All of them are so very appealing…
    AnnMarie

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  4. Thank you for visiting my blog (A Trivial Mind at Work). I must say your photographic touch is outstanding. I love the pictures of doors. There is so much artwork out there if we just stopped and looked.

    Keep it up. And, again, thanks for stopping by. Come back any time!

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  5. Thanks for visiting and following Miscellaneous Eclectica. I’m irrationally excited when anyone from France connects with me in any way because we love France sooooo much. On our trip last year we were fortunate to be able to stay with in-laws of in-laws and Facebook friends in 4 places, I will follow you and be jealous of the beautiful places you photograph and blog about.

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  6. Bonjour Dan,
    Je m’appelle Anastasia Garnier et je suis Assistante Marketing à l’Agora Gallery qui est située dans le célèbre quartier artistique de Chelsea à New York. Puis-je vous envoyer des informations sur notre galerie et les services promotionnels que nous souhaiterions vous offrir?
    Dans l’attente d’avoir de vos nouvelles.
    Bien cordialement.
    Anastasia Garnier
    PR Assistant / Agora Gallery
    http://www.agora-gallery.com/
    anastasia@agora-gallery.com

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    1. Hello Mme Garnier,

      Am l to understand that you want to exhibit some of my work in your wonderful gallery. Could you explain further what exactly you are offering and how much it will cost me.

      Regards

      Dan

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  7. Hi Dan,

    I’ve nominated you to take part on the “five photos, five stories” challenge – I hope you don’t mind. Of course there’s absolutely no obligation for you to take part but I thought you might enjoy this challenge. You can see your nomination here: http://wp.me/p3Prsl-xA but it won’t be posted until 28th April at 07:00 GMT. Hoping you will consider joining in.

    Alison x

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    1. Bonsoir Alison,
      Thank you for your kind nomination – unfortunately l wont be able to participate on this occasion – l do hope yo are able to find someone who can – It seems like fun, but a little like a chain letter.

      Regards

      Dan

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      1. Hi Dan,

        No worries at all – as I said, there’s no requirement to join in at all – it’s just a way of highlighting other blogs you like!

        Alison x

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  8. Hello redstuffdan, Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the likes on my blog – looks like we have more than a few things in common including – you may be surprised to know – golf ! I shall follow along to see some more of your perspective on our adoptive France. Kind regards Jane (View from a a French Hillside)

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  9. Hi Dan,
    I must have passed by you on our cycle trip down through France on the Velodysse route earlier this year, about riding day 14 or 15 onwards I expect. (We started at Roscoff and rode down the route to Hendaye)
    Thanks for dropping in at my blog, very much liking yours and will follow.

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    1. Bonjour Monsieur Strutts,

      Thank you for your kind comments – It is always a pleasant surprise when people ask to share my pictures – It will be interesting to see what you choose.

      Regards

      Dan

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  10. Hello -I’ve been following your blog with its absolutely exquisite work, for some time now.. .
    I wanted to search for photos in the Tours area but I see that your site doesn’t have the keyword search,. A (cyber) friend of mine, a young lady from Portugal, is an exhange student this term at University there, and she & her roomates explore the area as time permits

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  11. Hi Dan
    sounds like my own story. Illness has one thing good to it which is it makes you think about life (especially your own little life) and usually you find out that what was so important before has all of a sudden become less urgent.
    I hope life is still good to you and your family
    Cheers Uwe

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