Poppy Field in the Somme (Picardy). We saw this field from afar and decided to make a detour and take pictures. In those fields, boys from Britain and France died while doing their duty in the battle of Albert (July 1916). And now one minute of silence in their memory.
A great classic, I hadn't taken pictures of the Arch of Triumph (Arc de Triomphe) since at least 1987 or 8. This is an HDR shot made of 3 bracketed shots taken in a fraction of a second; dodging the passing cars was a bit of a challenge. The lens is my fixed manual Nikkor... Continue Reading →
Parisians are used to calling the Eiffel Tower, the Iron Lady, but as Britain mourned (or not) another Iron Lady recently, we might as well call it the Old Iron Lady. This HDR shot is made of 3 different exposures of the same photo.
With this picture, I used HDR to enhance the clouds of that Arcachon Seascape. The orange boat was there as a magnet, I couldn't resist the shot at Pointe de l'Aiguillon, a fisherman's spot further out of town. So, this is HDR with 3 different pictures put together, but I endeavoured to keep it simple... Continue Reading →
3 views of the same seascape in Arcachon, near Bordeaux. I'm torn on that issue. Should I use the portrait or landscape format? Should I keep the HDR or non HDR shots? I have decided to let you make that difficult decision on my behalf ... if you agree to vote. 7am CET update on... Continue Reading →
OK! I love that place so much I couldn't resist showing you another HDR shot of the terrace in Saint Germain. Notice the white flowers on the right-hand side, you could almost count them all! I can tell you that mountain biking along those walls is pure bliss! and the view over Paris is a... Continue Reading →