Mont St Michel at Dusk (HDR)

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Two different versions of the same view of St Michael’s mount with Sheep at Dusk. One of the pictures is focused on the skies and one on the sheep and the grass. I ended up keeping both as I couldn’t choose between the two. HDR was purely and simply the only way for me to be able to see something on that picture because of the sheer contrast between light and shade. Mont St Michel Normandy. April 2014.

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Happy New Year from Paris, France (HDR)

I know I’ve done it already but there is no harm in sending you once more all my best wishes for the year to come with this night shot taken from the Cité Universitaire, a beautiful 1921-1935 Students’ housing programme designed by the French government with the help from benefactors from the States (Rockefeller) and the then newly-freed Alsace (Deutsch Delameurthe). I can’t tire from taking strolls in that beautiful park, a stone’s throw from where I live. So here’s to you again friends from all over the World, and thank you so much for stopping by this blog and making it worthwhile to work so hard on my pictures. See you soon in 2014!

The fortified farm of Méré

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A wee HDR shot for a perfect late morning October light.
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The entrance is grand and fort-like. Yet, this is a fortified farm, not a castle.
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Classic midday backlighting shot of the “keep”. The farm is located near Mantes La Jolie and La Roche Guyon, an hour west of Paris. October 2013

Room With A View (HDR)

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The room (little red brick builking) is nearly all that’s left of the Chateau neuf, a 16-17th century Royal residence which was dismantled after the revolution. This room is supposed to be the one where Louis XIV was born in 1638. In its place you now have a restaurant; the view over the river from the terrace, 340ft above sea-level, is compelling. May 2013. This is an HDR shot made of 3 different exposures of the same view.

Here’s a virtual reconstruction of the chateau

Sunflower Field (HDR)

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I love sunflowers, and as we passed that field near Mirepoix in the South West of France, I couldn’t resist the urge to take a few pictures, some of which will soon be used on my main blog (Visionary Marketing). This is an HDR shot made of 3 separate shots with different exposures.