Daily Photo – The Modern Paris
The modern business area of Paris is certainly worth a trip! It’s not long on the metro to emerge into this area. Initially I never really wanted to go down here, even though I kept hearing good things about it. To me, it wasn’t really Paris, you know… modern buildings and all. But, once I got down here, I was very pleasantly surprised. There are a ton of cool buildings and a thousand great compositions waiting to be had!
Daily Photo – Exploring the Mont at Night
I think if you ever go to Mont Saint-Michel that you should really try to stay up on the island. Hotel space is extremely limited, but it gives you the chance to walk around the old walled town deep into the night. All the tourists are gone, and the only people around are the supposed 30 people that live there, according to Google.
Daily Photo – A Carousel in France
It was just past 10 PM on the wet streets of Paris as I was getting lost on purpose around the streets near the Church of the Sacred Heart. I bobbed and weaved through various little alleys, streets, and tiny bakeries (where I would just have to stop for a moment), before finding my way to this little faire. There was a small carousel spinning away with tiny little French children screaming wonderful things…
Daily Photo – Sunflowers at Sunset
This photo was much harder to take than it might seem!
First of all, these sunflowers are tall – and I mean tall! They must be between 6 and 7 feet in the air. I was on the ground with them, so, of course, I was looking UP at them. No one wants to see a shot like that…
So, I put the camera on the tripod, set the timer to 5 seconds, extended the legs, set the manual settings correctly, then jacked the whole thing in the air, holding it rock steady while it took the exposure. Getting a steady horizon while holding the camera 12 feet in the air is not easy… and after a number of takes, my shoulders were just about spent for the rest of the night.
Daily Photo – A Sunset After the Bullfight in Nimes
Who would have thought some of the best Roman ruins were in Nimes, France? Not me! But they are. I find them generally better preserved than the ruins in Rome itself! I’ve always been a fan of Roman history, so I geek out when I see this stuff. In this same arena, the following night, I saw Sting perform, which was a most wonderful anachronism.
Daily Photo – The Cemetery in the Monastery Castle
I know that purists tend to call this place more of a monastery, but I call it more of a castle! To me, after all, it just looks like an almighty castle (said in Bob-Ross-voice), doesn’t it?
For this one, I got down pretty low with the Nikon 14-24 lens. I had the engines pushed to Warp 10 at 14mm! The rest of the EXIF is ISO 100, f/8, 15 seconds for one of the exposures.
Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France