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
Picture 1 is a non HDR saturated B&W shot (a wee bit grainy) Shot no.2 is a black and white HDR picture made of 3 different shots. Damville is a village in upper Normandy.
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 →
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 →
You've probably noticed by now, that I like HDR photography ... that is, as long as it's not done to death. These things require nuance and savoir-faire to use a French expression. The following shots are taken from the seashore at Arcachon (a famous Oyster spot) and show some decayed oyster racks and very impressive... Continue Reading →