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2018-11-15   FOOD COURT IN BORDEAUX

By | 2018-11-14T20:07:49+00:00 November 15th, 2018|France|

The food court in Bordeaux, which I present on the photo above, offered high quality, exquisite food, and tastings. Combined with fine wine from the region was an unforgettable impression which I brought home from France. Sandwiches with excellent toppings like lobster and French cheese, ham and tasty oil and spices were an enjoyment. Outside we looked after a seat and had some red Bordeaux-wine.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

2018-11-11   SUNSET IN SAINT-TROPEZ

By | 2018-11-11T09:28:40+00:00 November 11th, 2018|France|

The photo shows my first impression of the famous Quai Suffren in Saint-Tropez. After getting a parking lot only 200 meters away, which is big luck, my wife Karin and I took the way to the pier. It lives up to its reputation, fancy bars and restaurants on the city-side, big yachts at the sea-side. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/282s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 50

2018-11-03   BUILDING ENTRANCE IN MONACO

By | 2018-11-02T20:18:53+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|France|

My wife, my daughter Cara and I rented an electric car in Nice and took the ride to Monaco. We spent there about half a day and did a city-round-trip-Picasso-museum-botanical-garden-tour. The city, buildings, street are high level; as a sample, I shot that house entrance on the photo, luxury and well designed.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/10s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-10-31   BLUE GRAPES IN THE MEDOC

By | 2018-10-29T20:02:03+00:00 October 31st, 2018|France|

The grapes were hanging very near to the ground. One of the secrets of the world-famous Bordeaux wines? I asked Alain, the owner of the littlest winery in the Medoc. The vines and their placement and the style of binding and growing get practiced since generations, he told me. However, I am happy that they understand their craft, the output is fabulous wine.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 80

2018-10-08   ALLEY IN SAINT TROPEZ

By | 2018-10-07T16:08:05+00:00 October 7th, 2018|France|

In Europe the city Saint Tropez got its famous name from the actors Brigitte Bardot and Louis de Funes, nowadays these names are more or less forgotten. On my Tour de France, I gave the city a try. There is a walking promenade with many yachts and high prices. It’s ok for a 1 to 2-day trip. I can recommend an Indian restaurant named “Gandhi”, excellent food and courteous service. 

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop

  • Camera: Pixel 2 XL
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/161s
  • Focal length: 4.459mm
  • ISO: 50

2018-09-28   AIX-EN-PROVENCE CENTRE VILLE

By | 2018-09-26T19:32:14+00:00 September 27th, 2018|France|

On Saturday a very crowded city, it lies in the heart of the Provence. Aix-en-Provence is the home of the great painter Paul Cezanne. The buildings and places represent a style, which is perfect for artists and writers. Also, photographers will find their motifs to bring French feeling to live.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: DSC-RX1R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 200

2017-03-18 JAPANESE GARDEN IN MONACO

By | 2017-03-14T21:13:57+00:00 March 18th, 2017|France|

At my visit in Monaco I discovered that beautiful Japanese Garden, it was near the Grimaldi Forum where a Picasso exhibition took place. This garden was neat, with a lot of attention to details, varied in plants and trees and with the standard accessories like tea house, little bridges and a pond with gold fishes.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-11-14 PALAIS DE JUSTICE IN NICE

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:21+00:00 November 14th, 2016|France|

The nightly walking tour in Nice brought me to many buildings with magnificent illumination, as here the Palais de Justice. Although the Leica X2 may not be the best low light camera, here the Leica did a good job.

palais-de-justice-size

  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 3200

2016-09-24 SURPRISE IN MONACO

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:24+00:00 September 24th, 2016|France|

Walking through the Japanese Garden in Monaco brought me to this exhibition centre called Grimaldi Forum. It is a really fascinating building, outside and inside. This day meant it good with me because there was a Picasso exhibition in this building, my favorite painter. And outside sunny weather  🙂

monaco-museum-size

monaco-museum-inside-size

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-07-18 THE BLUEST SEA I EVER SAW

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:26+00:00 July 18th, 2016|France|

I have heard and read many stories and gossips about Monaco and it is really nice. I took a bus tour where I could explore nearly the whole city, because it’s not really big. It has only 4.4 km land border and 4.1 kilometer sea border. It was the bluest sea I ever saw.

Monaco Sea size

  • Camera: SLT-A77V
  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100

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