Showing posts with label closeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label closeup. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

White water in Vézéronce river

Image of water running through the rocks of the river bed
White water in Vézéronce river


I don't know the upper part of Vézéronce river but from Pain de Sucre waterfall to the junction with the Rhône, the river bed is large and the water runs on a kind of limestone rock.

On my first visit in April, i was surprised by the low water level despite the unstopping rain we have here for months.
The water was running quietly and sometimes falling in such little "cracks" in the tender rocks.
I thought this closeup composition could be interesting and just had to set up my tripod over the "crack". The limestone was very slippery and I wasn't in the most comfortable position while making this image but i'm very happy with the result.

It was very late in the afternonn and light was low enough to give this silky water effect without any ND filter.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Springtime greenery after the rain

Closeup image of some green springtime plants affter the rain
Springtime greenery after the rain


When i woke up this morning, the rain had miraculously stopped and i went to the garden for a short coffee walk.
In the wet atmosphere and under the soft light filtered by the grey clouds, all the greens had a wonderful look. These leaves are protected by a big tree and were not damaged by the strong rain.

Monday, 22 April 2013

They also beleive springtime would come

Closeup photo of Primula Veris flower
Primula Veris aka Coucou


About one week ago, after an endless winter, we thought springtime would come. We had sunny and hot weather and all the vegetation started to bloom. In the garden, iris propably grew of more than 20 cm in a few days.

But after a few days, cold and rain are back, we even had a little snow on the mountains all around ...

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Springtime flowers

Primroses flowers


An image from a few days ago while it was not raining. Usually we have a lot of primroses here in march but the cold and rany springtime made them late and i just found a few of them during a long walk in the countryside.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


An old mossy tree stump in the forest


Detail of an old and mossy tree stump in the forest surrounding the castle in Menthon Saint Bernard.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Pieces of ice, one new gallery


I've just added one new and very short photo gallery to my RedBubble site. It contains a very few of my favorite icy details caught during winter in the french rivers.
Click here to visit.

Friday, 29 March 2013

One more rainy day, an abstract version

Abstract image of hazel tree flowers by a rainy day
Hazel tree flowers in the rain


Another image from yesterday still about the same subject : These hazel tree flowers hanging in the rain.
The motion blur is really due to vertical panning applied to the camera during the exposure.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

One more rainy day

branches and flowers of an hazel tree in the rain
One more rainy day ...



First post here for more than 3 months ...
2012 has been an amazing year on the business side. Many and many projects for different clients and some still needed all my time in the first 2013 quarter. That's a very good thing, good but tiring and i really had no free time for personnal photographic projects. I'm still very busy but things seem to go better and better and i hope it will continue ...

The image above was done about one hour ago and is a closeup view of the tree in front of my kitchen. It gives a good idea of what the beginning of spring looks like here this year ...

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Autumn leaves

Closeup image of autumn leaves on the forest ground
Autumn leaves


Friday, 9 November 2012

Frosted green leaves

Closeup photo of some green leaves frosted by an autumn morning
Frosted green leaves


An other one from the little serie done by a frosty autumn morning in my garden.
Nights are less cold now and i can't continue that work as expected but low temperatures will certainly be back under a short time ...

Friday, 2 November 2012

Autumn frost on the grass

Closeup view of the grass frosted by an autumn morning
Autumn frost on the grass


One more from the few time i spent in my frosted gardern some days ago.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Autumn leaves

Photo of some autumn leaves on the ground
Autumn leaves


Some beautiful autumn leaves i found yesterday morning in my garden.
When my wife saw the picture, she thought i had arranged the scene myself, but no, the leaves were really like that.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Morning frost in the garden

Closeup photo of some frosted atumn leaves
Morning frost in the garden


It looks like that this autumn will be a cold one here in France. For some times we have temperatures around 0 celsius, strong wind and often rain.
This morning i took my camera for a fresh walk in the garden and caught a few closeups of the frosted vegetation.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Autumn foliage in Hautes Alpes forest

Photograph of the autumn foliage in Hautes Alpes forest
Autumn foliage in Hautes Alpes forest

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Apple tree flowers

Closeup image of some apple tree flowers at springtime
Apple tree flowers


The first month of spring was really rainy here and i had too much office work for some long trips. But between two showers i took some time to make images of the beauties in the garden.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Springtime on the forest

Photo of a french forest at springtime
Springtime on the forest


An image from yesterday evening when the rain was kind enough to stop a little.
Done around Musièges village.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Icy bells in Valserine river

Ice stalactites on Valserine river in Haut Jura Natural Park
Icy bells in Valserine river

Another view of these beautiful ice stalactites hanging hover the cold water of Valserine river.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Wood detail

Detail of a colorful and textured piece of wood
Detail of a colorful and textured piece of wood

From a piece of wood i was about to burn in the stove this morning before i had a closer look at its colours and texture. The image makes me think to the sandstone of some american canyons.

I think i have to work a little more on that wood before it heats us :)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Icy bells in Valserine river

Photo of some nicely shaped ice stalactites in Valserine river
Icy bells in Valserine river

Last year, i did many images of ice stalactites in Fornant river just near my home.
As this year the winter is not cold enough for such photos here, i went yesterday to Valserine valley in Haut Jura Natural Park. That's a very cold place and i spent there the afternoon until late dusk. I could make many images of the cold and powerful river including landscapes and a few closeups like this one.

These closeups where done with the tripod head really low over the water surface and while i was preparing all the stuff for a good composition, my remote shutter release had a little bath and stopped working. I was able to continue my work with the camera integrated self timer but i was a little worry for the next hours because the self timer is really not the solution for very long exposures. Fortunately, about one hour later my shutter release was dry and worked perfectly again.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Springtime greenery in the forest

Closeup of green plants growing on forest ground at springtime
Springtime greenery in the forest

An image from about 6 months ago when i was exploring the forest along Chéran river.
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