Photo Friday – St. Emilion Church

This photo is from St. Emilion, a famous wine growing region just outside of Bordeaux in France.  I loved the way the sun was shining through the tree and the great texture in the church tower and the sky.  This shot has so much dynamic range that the camera couldn’t capture it all so the highlights are blown out and the tower was deep in shadow.  I fixed it as much as possible but the sky still wasn’t working for me – black and white to the rescue!

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Photo Friday – Institut de France

Here’s an old favorite of mine from when I was just starting with photography.  This is a photo of the Institut de France (home of the Académie Française), which sits across the Seine from the Louvre. Continue reading “Photo Friday – Institut de France”