The first port of call on my cruise was Messina, in Sicily. It was a hot and humid day. So humid, in fact, that it rained in the middle of the afternoon. We had booked an excursion to Taormina, a town perched on a cliff overlooking the Ionian sea. There, you’ll find an ancient Greek theatre, old […]
By now, you know that I was born and raised in Toulouse, France. And even though I moved to Canada more than a decade ago, I still love photographing the city every time I’m there. The photo below (two versions) dates back to last year. It shows part of Quai de Tounis, a street that stretches from Pont […]
Last week, I announced that I was working on my third photography book and needed your help to choose its images. Several of you responded. Thank you very much! Below are the 47 pictures that you selected. There were a few more, but they already appear in my two other collections. So, I had to remove them. Now, it’s time […]
If you have followed me for a while, you know that I have authored two photography books. The one above is book #2. Well, I’m very excited to announce that I’ve just started working on my third collection! This project is different from the previous ones. The idea is to mix pictures and inspirational quotes (that I wrote) […]
For the last few months, there has been a 1964 Austin Westminster A110 in our driveway. My friend’s dad left it with us until he can sell it. I am not a collector, but I enjoy looking at classic cars. This one has fascinated me from the first moment I saw it. The series has 12 photos. So, I have […]
Social media is a fantastic medium of communication. Unfortunately, it is only as good as people want it to be. Earlier this month, I had a short but revealing conversation with a self-proclaimed social media expert on
“As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner.” – U.S. Copyright Office Social media is full
My Spring 2016 Series continues with three of my favorite photos in the batch. The last one makes my heart skip a beat! All the photos are available for purchase here.
A friend and I have just come back from a great Greek / Italian cruise. In the next few weeks, you can expect to see my favorite photos on this blog. The starting point for our cruise was Civitavecchia, a sea port located on the Tyrrhenian Sea and 80 kilometres of Rome. The harbour is formed by […]
With my trip to Kauai only months away, I often find myself revisiting the one I took to Maui a couple of years ago. Today, I’m taking a look at one of my favorite photos. Strangely enough, the original doesn’t look nearly as good as the three versions below… (NB: The island in the distance is Lanai, if I’m […]
The Perseid meteor shower was supposed to peak tonight. So, a friend and I drove to a dark, secluded place outside the city for a relaxing photo session. It was my first time photographing the night sky and it was fun (albeit challenging). I wasn’t able to capture any shooting star, though. Next time! I’ll […]
I lived in Surgères, a town located near the French Atlantic coast, for the first ten years of my life. During the summer and well into my late teens, my parents and I also used to go camping in Seignosse. Those two areas are still dear to my heart. Growing up so close to the ocean gave me […]
According to the latest Sprout Social Index, customer queries via social media have increased by 18 percent in the last 12 months. And yet, only 11 percent of them are addressed. Even worse, companies take an average of 10 hours to follow up and send 20 times more promotional messages than actual responses! These stats […]
The Plaza de España is a square plaza in the Parque de María Luisa in Seville, Spain. It was built in 1928 for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, to showcase Spain’s industry and technology exhibits. Today, it mainly consists of government buildings. (Digital drawing) (Photo manipulation) (Reminigram) See all my photos of the Plaza […]
There is a chessboard in my house that no one has ever used. Probably because it has a purely decorative role. However, every time I walk past it, I cannot help but notice the way dust has settled in specific areas. Last month, during a lazy afternoon, I decided to take a few pictures of the board undusted. The result is […]
Photo credit: Stephen Jones (Flickr) “Brought to you by Cendrine Marrouat, who I think is simply brilliant.” When I caught this mention in an email years ago (thank you, Talkwalker Alerts!), I immediately clicked on the
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval To purchase the print, click here.
This photo makes my heart skip a beat. The leaves look like hands lovingly holding the droplet… To purchase the print, click here.
This month, I welcome Belinda Greb to the blog. She is a fine art photographer specializing in nature and landscapes. Her keen eye for beauty caught my attention a few months ago, so I’m happy she accepted to answer my questions. Cendrine Marrouat: What inspired you to become a photographer? Any particular story? Belinda Greb: I was sensitive to nature’s […]
I spotted this cute bird one afternoon, chilling on the fence. It stayed there for about an hour, just moving its head as I took pictures. It’s almost as if it was posing for me… This is the same photo, but with a grunge texture… To buy a print, visit the store.
My Spring 2016 Series ends today with the two photos below. I love the way the shadows fall on the stone. It feels as though nature was in conversation with itself… What do you think? To buy a print, visit the store here.
This week’s list includes content from Copyblogger, SEMrush, and Content Marketing Institute, as well as two useful tools… How to Discover Your Customers’ Favorite Social Media Platforms (Beth Hayden, Copyblogger) – New social media platforms pop up on the market
Located in Vancouver’s Chinatown, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first Chinese garden built outside of China. The garden holds a special place in my heart for two reasons. 1) I fell in love with photography there; and 2) it’s one of the most peaceful urban places on earth. The photos below date back to […]
After my first experiment with night sky photography, I decided to continue practicing, using my backyard and the local dog park as inspiration. Compared to last time, the improvement is clear. So far this summer, I have done four or five photo shoots and looked at many images from my favorite peers. Not only is the learning experience mind-opening, but I also get […]
This summer has been one of the wettest I have ever seen. Showers and storms are on the menu almost every week. Last night, there was a beautiful lightning show right in front of my house. The perfect opportunity for a practice photo session, if you ask me. Like the night sky, storm photography is completely new territory […]
Last month, I was in Kings Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Winnipeg. We had had rain daily and that Sunday seemed ready to go against the grain. Well, it didn’t. The clouds started gathering in the sky and within ten minutes, I experienced the biggest shower in my life. I just had […]
Below is an email exchange from a few years ago. “Bonjour Cendrine, Do you offer guest blogging services in French? I am looking for writer to write and publish articles about social media on related websites
For a long time this year, the weather didn’t allow me to go anywhere to take photos. So I used my backyard as a source of inspiration. Today’s photo didn’t look very good after initial processing. But, I remembered an extraordinary image I had seen in a forum. It took me a while to figure […]
A water lily in the pond of the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden… The print can be purchased here.
This week’s list includes content from B2B News Network, Moz, and Digital Giants, as well as two useful tools… Content Curation for B2B: 5 great examples (Cendrine Marrouat, B2B News Network) – I am happy to see that a majority