This is from the Church of the Jacobins from Toulouse, France. In particular, it’s a view of a column in the sanctuary of the church. At the top of the column, it radiates out in a palm tree design to support the roof. The photo doesn’t really show the height of the ceiling and how light and airy it makes the room feel along with the huge stained glass panels. This is definitely a must see in Toulouse.
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This was taken on a recent trip to France. After presenting at a conference in Toulouse, I went to Marseille for a few days to explore. While it wasn’t my favorite city, I did get a few great pictures and got to see the Chateau d’If. The light was hard because it was the middle of the day so I converted to black and white to try to give it some drama.
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This was one of my favorite photos taken on a recent trip to France. This was the Chateau Fombrauge vineyard outside of Bordeaux that we saw on a tour with BodoVino.
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One of my favorite books is The Count of Monte Cristo. I might go so far as to say that it’s my favorite book not written by Isaac Asimov. If you’ve read this book you know that the first quarter or so takes place as the main character is in prison at the Chateau d’If in the Marseille harbor. One of my favorite moments of this trip was getting to go see the Chateau d’If and even read the book on my kindle while in the prison. This photo was taken as the boat left the island to return to the harbor.
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This photo was taken when visiting the small town of St. Emilion on a tour a several vineyards in the Bordeaux region (btw, I would highly recommend BordoVino Tours). This is a stitched pano made from 5 separate photos taken at 27mm equivalent focal length. In hindsight, I wish I had made it a double row pano at a larger focal length. But, it still turned out pretty well considering I didn’t have a tripod.
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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”