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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.

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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 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.

Monday Blues, French Riviera style…

It is Monday and I am at work. I can think of a few other places I would rather be right now….

This shot was taken on a warm fall evening from the patio of the Chateau de Cassis, high atop the cliffs in 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.

Cassis makes for a wonderful alternative or much needed break from the larger and more tourist infested Mediterranean coastal destinations of Marseille, Cannes, and Nice. In addition, it makes a PERFECT jumping off point for driving adventures in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southern France. Stay tuned for more pics form the coast and from deeper in the Provence region! Have a nice Monday…

 


Try breaking THIS bank…

…I couldn’t!

This is a picture of the Monte Carlo Casino. The casino is designed in the Neo-Baroque-inspired style, popular during the Beaux-Arts period in France, by the French architect Charles Garnier. Construction of the casino was completed in 1863.

I visited this casino back in 1976 with my family when we lived in Europe. My siblings and I were extremely disappointed to find out that children (us) were not allowed inside. From the steps I noticed that there was one slot machine that we could see from outside, so I asked my dad to go and play that one…and damned if he didn’t hit the jackpot on about the third coin! Lights were spinning..bells and whistles blaring..attendants even brought over a bucket to collect all the coins that were spewing from the mouth of the machine! Unfortunately, the layout of the casino has changed since 1976. The slots are no longer viewable from the outside, or surely history would have repeated itself when I visited this year with my family!

This shot is composed of three handheld bracketed images at 2-stop intervals. I processed HDR with Photomatix, and touched up with Aperture.