Showing posts with label natural parks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label natural parks. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The rural landscape around Bellecombe village

The rural landscape around Bellecombe village
The rural landscape around Bellecombe village

 

Bellecombe en Bauges is one of the numerous villages in Massif des Bauges Natural Park. It's located in the mountains of Savoie department but is also very close to Haute Savoie.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Steep forest in Massif des Bauges Natural Park

Steep forest in Massif des Bauges Natural Park
Steep forest in Massif des Bauges Natural Park

 

My last visit to Massif des Bauges Natural Park some weeks ago started with some rural landscapes near Bellecombe village, continued with some images of river Chéran and ended in this forest overhanging the river. It was a mixed forest with coniferous and decideous trees, the last ones providing the green background in this image.

All my images from Massif des Bauges Natural Park are here.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Massif des Bauges Natural Park

Massif des Bauges is a french natural park created in 1995.
It includes some parts of two departments Savoie and Haute Savoie.
It's mostly a mountains region with quaint villages, rural landscapes and rivers.

One of the main rivers is river Chéran which starts in Savoie mountains and goes to river Fier in Haute Savoie. It's known to carry some gold.

Farming and tourism are two important activities for local people.
The park is very appreciated by tourists in all seasons for skiing, hiking and local food.

 

Image of La Compôte in Massif des Bauges
La Compôte, a village in Massif des Bauges

 

Rural landscape in Massif des Bauges
Rural landscape in Massif des Bauges

 

Mountain forest in Massif des Bauges
Mountain forest in Massif des Bauges

 

River Chéran running through Massif des Bauges
River Chéran running through Massif des Bauges

 

Autumn waterfall in river Chéran
Autumn waterfall in river Chéran

 

Winter in the mountains of Massif des Bauges
Winter in the mountains of Massif des Bauges

 

Dusk light on Massif des Bauges
Dusk light on Massif des Bauges

 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Freshness in the forest

Freshness in Jura forest
Freshness in the forest of Haut Jura Natural Park

 

A forest image from last summer, while i was walking in Haut Jura Natural Park, back from Chalam mountain.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Saint Claude city in Jura mountains

Image of Saint Claude in Haut Jura Natural Park
Saint Claude city in Jura mountains

 

An image from yesterday.
Saint Claude is one of the main cities in Haut Jura Natural Park. It's crossed by river Bienne and known for its cathedral and craftwork on wood and stones.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Springtime greenery in the forest

Springtime greenery in the forest
Springtime greenery in the forest

 

From a recent visit to Massif des Bauges Natural Park in Savoie department.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Horse Tail waterfall, the upper part

The upper part of Horse Tail waterfall in Haut Jura Natural Park
Horse Tail waterfall, Haut Jura Natural Park

 

The upper part of the waterfall posted a few days ago.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Horse Tail waterall in Haut Jura Natural Park

Horse Tail waterall in Haut Jura Natural Park

 

Horse Tail waterfall, aka cascade de la Queue de Cheval is one of the highest in Haut Jura Natural Park and the image above only shows the lower part.
I went the for a first visit yesterday but i was a little disppointed because despite the big rains we had recently, water level was really low and the fall not impressive.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Coniferous trees and lush greens in Jura forest

Photo of coniferous trees and lush greens in Jura forest
Coniferous trees and lush greens in Jura forest

 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sainte Anne chapel in Belleydoux

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

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.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The village under the mountains

Landscape around the village of La Compote en Bauges
La Compôte en Bauges under the mountains
of Massif des Bauges Natural Park

 

Another view of La Compôte en Bauges.
The previous one was done with a longer lens and gave a closer view of the village but this one give a better idea of its environment.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Rural landscape with hay stacks in Massif des Bauges

Picture of a rural landscape with hay stacks in the mountains of Massif des Bauges
Rural landscape with hay stacks in Massif des Bauges mountains

 

One more image of this july afternoon in Massif des Bauges Natural Park.
This one was done just a very short time after i left my client, at the beginning of my long drive through the park.
I saw these hay stacks near the road when i was on a pass named Col des Prés. It was not the best time for photography but my stock was short of rural landscapes with hay stacks, so i stopped for a very few images.

I'll soon post more pictures from this day here but i've published the most interesting ones on my website a few days ago. You can have a look here.

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