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Posts tagged “France

One for the Francophiles

f/5.6 ISO 200 1/250 -0.67ev 18-200@200mm

 

Here is one for the Francophile followers. I find that one of the most creatively challenging aspects of my travel photography is capturing an image of a subject that has been “photographed to death”. I normally first attempt to take the requisite “scrapbook,  been there” type image, then try to get a little more creative or unique. This image was taken on a rainy and dreary weekend in Paris when it was best to stay indoors. We headed to the Pompidou Museum  (which if you have not seen is a MUST VISIT), and while walking through one of the outdoor glass tunnels , I spotted this view of the Tower hidden in the mist over the Parisian rooftops.

This shot is from late 2010, before I started shooting RAW, so this JPEG has had almost no adjustments. I hope to get back to Paris soon for some more great food/wine/photography!

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My Glass is Half Full…you?

f/18 ISO 200 1/40 -0.67 ev 18-200@200mm

Life is TOO SHORT to travel around with a half empty glass all you life.


Cassis, French Riviera

f/11 ISO 200 1/400 18-200@70mm

Another pic from the French village of  Cassis on the French Riviera.  Cassis is a village situated east of Marseille in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France. Read more about Cassis here.


Reflections of riches lost…

f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/640, -2ev, 18-200@95

This is another image of the Monte Carlo Casino, this time of the reflection in the fountain in the front of the building. I used Aperture to sharpen and enhance the colors in the reflection. I then subtly  desaturated the remaining image which was outside of the circular reflection  (except for the flowers) to really give it a little “pop” and crispness.


Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France

f/4.5, ISO 200 1/50 10-24mm@22

Please refer to the first “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” blog entry  for a description of this series.

This is another shot from Vaison-la Romaine, France. I edited it with Silver Efex Pro, then touched it up in Aperture.

This is the last of the images from the “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” blog entry series. I have additional images from these locations that don’t fit this category, so stay tuned for more. This is an absolutely stunning place to visit, and I would be glad to answer any travel  questions that you may have as well.


Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France

f/4 ISO 200 1/60 18-200@20f/5.6 ISO 200 1/800 10-24mm@15f/8 ISO 200 1/250 10-24mm@15

Please refer to the first “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” blog entry  for a description of this series.

This one is an HDR image from the Chateau de Cassis, high atop the cliffs in the French village of  Cassis on the French Riviera. It was captured as 3 handheld images and merged with Photomatix Pro, then touched up with Aperture. See my blog entry “Monday Blues, French Riviera style…” to see a shot taken from the patio of this Chateau.

Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France

f/6.3, ISO 200 1/160 18-200@34.

Please refer to the first “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” blog entry  for a description of this series.

This is another shot from Vaison-la Romaine, France. I edited it with Silver Efex Pro, then touched it up in Aperture.


Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France

f/6.3 ISO 200 1/400 10-24mm@24

Please refer to the first “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” blog entry  for a description of this series.

This one is an HDR image from the village of Gordes. It was captured as 3 handheld images and merged with Photomatix Pro, then touched up with Aperture.

Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France

f/11 ISO 160 4s 10-24mm@12

Please refer to the first “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” entry  for a description of this series.

This image is an HDR from Vaison-la Romaine. Three images bracketed by 2 f-stops were captured with the help of a tripod. They were merged with Photomatix and tuned in Aperture.

Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France

f/7.1 ISO 200 1/2200 18-200mm@30

Please refer to the first “Stones and Cobbles in Provence, France” blog entry  for a description of this series.

This image is from Vaison-la Romaine. Siver Efex Pro and Aperture made it what it is.