Images of french Jura, done in Jura department and in Haut Jura Natural Park which covers parts of 3 departments Ain, Doubs and Jura.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Fortest path in Champfromier forest

Photo of Champfromier forest in Haut Jura Natural Park
Champfromier forest

 

Another view of Haut Jura Natural Park done a few weeks ago in the deep forest of Champfromier.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Green meadows and mountain forest in Valserine valley

Green meadows and mountain forest in Valserine valley

 

I'm just back from a short visit to some friends living in Valserine valley. This little trip in Haut Jura Natural Park was not photography oriented and i just took a very short time two days ago for a few images of the surrounding landscape. This one was done just near my friend's house and i think it gives a very nice view of the summer here. In winter these fields and coniferous trees are under tons of snow.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Jura from Chalam mountain

Landscape of Haut Jura Natural Park from Chalam mountain
Jura viewed from Crêt de Chalam

 

Crêt de Chalam is a mountain between Ain and Jura departments that i discovered about one month ago. It offers a very large and nice view on all the surroundings.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Springtime landscape in the mountains of Haut Jura Natural Park

Image of Haut Jura Natural Park around the village of Les Bouchoux
Springtime landscape around Les Bouchoux - Haut Jura Natural Park

 

An image from a june trip in the mountains of Haut Jura Natural Park.
It was a beautiful evening on the valley with sun and clouds in the sky. I really love that place, lost between mountains and forests.

Note 1 : I've posted this morning 16 images from this day on my website.

Note 2 : On friday, i discovered and climbed a little mountain behind the ones you can see here. The light was not so beautiful but the view on Jura department was truely amazing. Photos will come soon.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Light and shadow in the forest

Photo of the forest of Haut Jura Natural Park in France
Light and shadow in the forest

 

Beautiful springtime light on the forest of Haut Jura Natural Park.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Bouchoux village in Haut Jura natural park

Image from the village of Les Bouchoux in Haut Jura natural park
Bouchoux village in Haut Jura natural park

 

I had a long drive yesterday through the mountains of Haut Jura Natural Park.

My first idea was to explore the higher part of Semine river valley near Belleydoux.
Arrived there, i found a very dull light and a little rain. The valley here looks like to a deep canyon and i think it needs more exploration to find some very interesting points of vue. After a few images i went back to my car and drove deeper in the park.
It led me to the village of Les Bouchoux where i found a beautiful and warm light until the end of the day.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Autumn leaves in Valserine forest

Abstract image of autumn leaves in the forest
Autumn leaves in Valserine forest

 

I don't have posted any image of Valserine valley for a long time.
I was reviewing photos on my website and noticed this one which was never published here although it's one of my fav done with my camera-shake method.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Grande Rivière village in Haut Jura Natural Park

Picture of Grande Rivière village in Haut Jura Natural Park France
Grande Rivière village near Abbey lake

Monday, 3 September 2012

Spring water in Valserine forest

Photo of a springtime waterfall in Valserine forest
Spring water in Valserine forest

 

An image from May in Haut Jura Natural Park.
This mountain stream runs all over the year through the forest but spring is probably its most beautiful season.

A wider view of this place can be seen here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Summer landscape around Abbey lake

Summer landscape around Abbey lake
Summer landscape around Abbey lake - Haut Jura Natural Park

 

Another image from my first and only day around Abbey lake.

This one was done while looking for interesting points of view. I climbed a little mountain overhanging the lake, it was in the second half of the afternoon. Althought the light was not at its best, i did a little serie of images because i think they are a good illustration of the landscape in this part of Jura department.

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.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Chateau des Pres, village in Haut Jura Natural Park

Photograph of Chateau des Pres, rural village in Haut Jura Natural Park
Rural landscape around Château des Prés, Haut Jura Natural Park

 

This pretty place was along my road last week when i was driving to Abbey lake ...

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Afternoon light on Abbey lake

Photo of Abbey lake in Haut Jura Natural Park, France
Afternoon light on Abbey lake - Haut Jura Natural Park

 

One more image from monday.

This one was a little tricky to capture. I first had a few tries with my GND filters and after a look at the images on the camera LCD, i decided to also try 3 bracketed exposures for a future HDR work.
Back home, i first processed the filtered ones but i was not really happy with the results. So i took my 3 bracketed exposures and made my HDR processing with Picturenaut to get the image posted here.
The most difficult was to keep the reeds free of artifacts but my long experience of HDR landscapes gave me some tools to fix such problems :)

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.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Mist on the forest

Picture of Valserine forest in the autumn mist
Autumn mist on Valserine forest

 

An image from September 2011 with the first autumn mist rising on the mountain forest of Valserine valley.
I rarely process my photos in black and white but i had a good feeling with this one ...

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Endless stream in Valserine forest

Photo of a springtime stream running through the forest of Haut Jura Natural Park in France
Endless stream in Valserine forest

 

One more from these few days in Haut Jura Natural Park about one week ago.

I know this noname stream for about one year and after the really rainy springtime we had here, i thought conditions were good for a few pictures.
Arrived on the place a little soon in the afternoon, i went for a walk through the beautiful forest, waiting for the sun to be lower on the horizon and came back when the light started to be good.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Springtime in Valserine forest

Photo of Valserine forest at springtime in Haut Jura Natural Park, France
Springtime in Valserine forest - Haut Jura Natural Park

 

A few days old image from Haut Jura Natural Park.
The forest contains both deciduous and coniferous trees and this photo is a good illustration of how they blend and contrast.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Coniferous trees in Jura forest

Photo of some coniferous trees in the forest of Haut Jura Natural Park - France

 

An image from the first days of March when i was exploring the forests and mountains of Haut Jura Natural Park.
I'm always in search for this kind of photos to feed my stock and they sometimes bring some nice sales.

 

Note : You can check the following link to find all my images about coniferous trees.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

White landscape in Valserine valley

Photograph on Valserine valley under the snow in Haut Jura Natural Park - France
Snow on Valserine valley - Hau Jura Natural Park


An other image from the days i spent in Valserine valley at the end of 2011.

I returned a few days in Haut Jura Natural Park about one week ago. All the snow is now gone and springtime is rainy and cold. I mostly spent my time exploring some new places between Lajoux, Saint Claude and Longchaumois and i hope to be ready for some new images for the next decent weather period.

I'm currently working hard on some new features for my main website and i'm very late in processing and publishing new images but i found a short time to post 8 new photos of Nernier 2 days ago.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Mossy forest in Haut Jura Natural Park

Photograph of some trees covered by moss in the forest of Haut Jura Natural Park - France
Mossy forest in Haut Jura natural park


An image from the first days of march.
I was walking through the mountains of Haut Jura Natural Park to visit a new waterfall and i had to cross this special forest. I just stopped a few minutes for some photos.
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