The bird perch (perchoir in French) is the name of an outdoor café on top of a building in Menilmontant. October 2014.
The River Marne is very scenic. It used to be home to the “guinguettes”, 19th-early 20th century riverside cafés where people could drink the “guinguet” a cheap local wine, which no longer exists. Its quality may not have stood today’s tests I believe.
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... Continue Reading →
A wee HDR shot for a perfect late morning October light. The entrance is grand and fort-like. Yet, this is a fortified farm, not a castle. 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
This is neither Cornwall, nor Devon, nor Brittany … but the briar and moor in Milly la Forêt near Fontainebleau, South of Paris. HDR shot with the “natural” antimuseum filter September 2013
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... Continue Reading →