Showing posts with label church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label church. Show all posts

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Visitation basilica in autumn light

Visitation basilica in autumn light
Visitation basilica in autumn light

 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Evening light on Musieges village

Evening light on Musieges village
Evening light on Musieges village

 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Morning light on Musièges village

Morning light on Musièges village
Morning light on Musièges village

 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Verne monastery in Provence

Picture of Verne monastery in Massif des Maures
Verne monastery in Provence

 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Tiles and bells in Provence

Tiles and bells in Provence
Tiles and bells in Provence

 

A closeup view of Salagon priory near Mane village in Alpes de Haute Provence department.
All my images of this monument are here.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Cathedral and old houses in Saint Claude

Cathedral and old houses in Saint Claude
Cathedral and old houses in Saint Claude

 

A closer view of Saint Claude with its cathedral and some old houses.
The cathedral is more than 8 centuries old and has a very long name : Cathédrale Saint Pierre, Saint Paul et Saint André.
The Maison du Peuple that you can see in the foreground is also an old building used today as a cinema. You can read more (in french) about its history here.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sainte Anne chapel in Belleydoux

Picture of Sainte Anne chapel in Belleydoux
Sainte Anne chapel in Belleydoux

Monday, 10 June 2013

Belltower and roofs of Chaumont village

View of the church and roofs of Chaumont village in Haute Savoie department
Belltower and roofs of Chaumont village

 

One of the 12 images about this village i've uploaded yesterday on my website.
A classic composition using the trees as a natural frame for the village.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Light and clouds on Chaumont village

Photograph of Chaumont village in France, Haute Savoie department.
Light and clouds on Chaumont village

 

An image of the rural landscape around my home, done in the first weeks of may.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Springtime around Chaumont village

Photo of the rural landscape around Chaumont village in Haute Savoie
Springtime around Chaumont village

 

I first noticed this view with the church framed by the trees of the beautiful hedgerow during a walk with my daughter. I just returned yesterday after the rain with a camera.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Franclens church illuminated at dusk

Photo of Franclens church illuminated at dusk
Franclens church illuminated at dusk

 

Yesterday, i spent a part of the afternoon exploring the Rhône valley between Ain and Haute-Savoie departments. I was lucky enough to be able to make a few images under a correct light between rain showers.

In the late dusk, i was driving back home and crossed Franclens village when i saw the church illuminated. I stopped for a few shots before the night became too dark.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Grande Riviere church near Abbey lake

Image of Grande Rivière church near Abbey lake in Haut Jura Natural Park
Grande Riviere church near Abbey lake - Haut Jura Natural Park

 

I left this blog during some long days because i had to work for some clients in Provence and i'm just back home since this night.
Before this little trip, i expected to find a few free time for some new seascapes but in fact i had absolutely no time for some personal photography.

I share today this other composition around the beautiful church of Grande Rivière from my last visit to Haut Jura Natural Park a few weeks ago.

I've also posted some images from Massif des Bornes on my french website.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The church near the lake

Image of Grande Riviere church near Abbaye Lake in Jura department
Grande Rivière church near Abbaye lake - Haut Jura Natural Park

 

I had a long drive yesterday through Haut Jura Natural Park to explore some new places around Abbaye Lake.
I noticed this lake one year ago while i was driving back from Hérisson waterfalls under a pouring rain. It's one of the most important lake in Jura department and the surrounding looked really wild in the storm.

It took one year before i had the opportunity to come back with a decent weather. I arrived there in the afternoon, walked along the lake, drove around the lake, climbed some hills but interesting points of view were rare and difficult to find.
In the evening, when the light started to be nice, i finally had 2 or 3 interesting spots in mind, this image of the church was done from the first one.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Weekly commented photo #5 - Visitation basilica by night in Annecy

Visitation basilica by night in Annecy
Visitation basilica by night in Annecy


I've to say the truth : i've never liked this monument. But when i arrived back in Annecy in july i saw it by night and thought it could make a beautiful photo.

I love night images but that's not what i'm doing most. I usually prefer the special lights of dawn or dusk. So that's only in january that i decided to try this image.
One afternoon i went to the lake for some dusk shots on the Imperial beach and took a long lens with me for the basilica.
When the night started to fall, i left the beach and walked along the lake until i found a nice point of view.
After one first test, exposing the shot for the highlights on the bell tower, i was sure that HDR would give a relly better image.
Keeping in one single exposure all the details in the highlights would give dark shadows on all the left part of the church. So i did 5 shots at f11 from 4 to more than 80 seconds.
As the evening was a little windy, i weighted my tripod with my bag and as usual i used mirror lockup plus a remote shutter release for each exposure. Getting sharp images with long exposures while using a long lens in the wind can be a little tricky but this night, i was lucky.
After this 5 shots, i walked deeper in the city to make images of some other monuments and also to warm me up.

I processed the raw files 2 or 3 days after with silkypix and Photomatix, trying to keep the tonemapping at a soft level.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Saint Jean chapel illuminated at night

Saint Jean chapel illuminated at night
Saint Jean chapel illuminated at night


I stopped last night in front of this little chapel. The sky seemed to be black but as usual, i was surprised to see the light a one minute long exposure could reveal.

Of course if one minute was perfect for the sky, it was also really too long for the snow ...
So i did a bunch of exposures from 2 to 60 seconds. Once in the "darkroom" i choose 4 and processed them with Photomatix.

Note : There is a road just near and the people driving there last night seemed surprised to see a crazy man with a tripod and a camera standing out in the cold :)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Annecy - Autumn colors on the city

Annecy - Autumn colors on the city
Annecy - Autumn colors on the city


An image from a few weeks ago, when the trees still had some colorful leaves.
The big church is the Visitation Basilica and was built in 1909 to 1930. I think the monastery on its left is really older but i'm not sure :)

Today in the evening, we had the first snowfall just around the house. I hope a nice view tomorrow morning ...

Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Verne monastery in Provence hills

The Verne monastery in Provence
The Chartreuse de la Verne in Provence


If you use the search box of this blog, you will probably find some other images of this monastery. As you can devine from its name, it's located in the hills above the valley of the Verne river i show in many previous posts.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Notre Dame de Pitié

Notre Dame de Pitié at Collobrières in Provence
Notre Dame de Pitié at Collobrières in Provence


This little chapel is about 100 meters far from my home.
I've ever posted another HDR view of its interior some years ago, this one is really more quiet :)

For people interested in the technical side of photography, the final image was obtained by tonemapping the same HDR file once with Photomatix and once with Picturenaut. The 2 resulting TIF files were then blended.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Snow falls in Provence

Snow on Collobrières roofs
Snow on Collobrières roofs


A view from my bathroom's window this morning.
It was just a short snow fall but that's unusual enough to deserve a photo.

HDR from 3 exposures, tonemapped with Photomatix.

Some will ask why to use HDR when the scene doesn't need a large dynamic range.
Just because i was sure at shooting time, to love the effect of tonemapping on this image and a tonemapped image is always cleaner when done from multiple exposures instead of a single one.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Saint Isidore church - another HDR interpretation

Saint Isidore church
Saint Isidore church


A little more fun than the previous one.

Done from 5 exposures, with Silkypix and Photomatix.
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