A reminder from June done during my very short visit to this waterfall.
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Monday, 3 September 2012
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.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
After a long time without visiting this lovely place under my home, i returned there a few days ago.
Arrived at the end of afternoon, i waited for the sun to be low enough but after some tries, the contrast was still a little high to give some files of a very good quality with a single exposure.
So, i went for HDR and the image above results of two photos blended and tonemapped with Picturenaut.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
One more image from this serie i did in the first week of May.
Once more, i used my Hoya ND 400 filter for the long exposure in full daylight.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
A new place discovered yesterday.
Dard waterfall or Cascade du Dard is on the Bronze river running through the mountains of Massif des Bornes in Haute Savoie department.
I arrived in the middle afternoon and the light was really too hard on the fall. So, i explored the narrow and underwood canyon lower on the river.
After a nice hike and a few images of the stream, i was back to the waterfall around 7 pm. The sun was still a bit high and i spent the last waiting time looking for the best point of views.
The image posted here was done under the very last sunrays. The contrast between dark trees and clear sky was really high and i thought that HDR could be one of the best solution for this view. So i took a serie of 5 exposures. Back home, i processed them with Picturenaut to obtain the result you can see here.
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
I've just posted on my french website all the images i've done last week around this waterfall.
After the detail published here a few days ago, i now share a wider view of the fall.
Friday, 8 June 2012
Glandieu waterfall is a famous and beautiful waterfall in Ain department.
Here, waters from Gland river makes a big jump (a little more than 30 meters i think) before their last run to meet the Rhône river.
I have recently discovered this waterfall on a map and went there yesterday in the late afternoon to make some photos before the dry season.
This image only shows a detail from the upper part of the fall and is the first i processed today.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
An image of a new place i've just discovered on monday morning.
Parnant river runs through the fields and forest near Arcine and go to the Rhône river. The ground on its last part is made of a kind of sandstone where the river had done a deep and sinuous canyon named the Tine (pronounced like teen) which starts with this little waterfall and ends to the Rhône river.More images to come soon.
Monday, 14 May 2012
In my first post about this place i wrote i couldn't find the name of the river running here. A more complete search with different maps told me it's the Castran river.
This image was also done during my first visit to the canyon. I returned there on last friday, the stream was still running nicely, the green forest was wonderfully lush but the waterfall was dry ...
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
That's a new place i discovered just the day before my departure to Paris.
We were hiking with my family in the forest close to our home and discovered a little stream running underwood. After about a one hour walk along the river, we heard the noise of this double waterfall. After a few more steps in the woods, we discovered this small canyon.
Back home, i had a look at the map, found the river and the waterfall but no name was given. A rapid look at the web didn't give more information.
I returned on the place with a camera in the evening for images of the waterfall and i expect to return in the next days for more photos of the stream under the springtime woods.
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
A six years old image of a place i loved when i was living in Provence and a few words to say i've uploaded this morning 30 new Provence images on my french website.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Saturday, 11 February 2012
I returned yesterday to Fornant river for another visit to the place i've discovered on monday.
The wind was crazy. I spent there just an hour according to the files times on my CF card but it seemed an eternity. The goal was to make some long exposure images of this little waterfall with my Hoya ND 400 filter, once done i went back home quickly.
Some weeks ago i've started to build a portfolio on Whytake.net.
Whytake.net is a community website for nature photographers. It's nicely done with some very good features and it's a nice place to show your nature images (nature only).
It's not a place for competition where photographers run after comments and fav but it includes a kind of blog where you can post updates in your portfolio and other things about nature photography. You can also follow other photographers you like.
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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
First and fav image from my monday at the Fornant river.
Done in a place i've recently discovered and that i still need to explore more. That won't be an easy hike but i feel i'll found some nice spots just lower on the river. Will i be wise enough to let the banks dry a little ...
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Last year we had some huge snow falls and big colds at the end of november but as i said in a recent post, this year we spend the end of autumn under a countinous rain.
Fortunately we had two days of nice weather during the last week end.
Nice weather but no stunning conditions for serious landscape photography. No leaves on the trees, deep mud in the fields and forests and no beautiful white snow on the surrounding mountains.
So i decided to take once more the way to Fornant river running in the forest under my home.
After all that rain the water was running strongly. I spent a short time walking the muddy path along the river just looking at the stream. From the top of a little rock i devined a kind of passage going through dead trees and drift woods to a little canyon i had never explored before. So i left the path and walked to the canyon entrance where i had to go in the water to make 2 or 3 images possibly interesting.
After that refreshing stop, i went back to the path and walked to its end : at Barbennaz waterfall.
I first went just near the waterfall but was imedaitely soaked by the water spray. So i moved back to the place you can see on the image where i spent about half an hour before darkness, trying different compositions and different shutter speeds.
The photo posted here was the last i did there. For people interested in technical details, exposure time was around 3 seconds and i used a 2 stops soft GND filter to protect the upper part of the waterfall from over exposure. I also did the same image image without any filter but i really prefer this one. Last try : i took five bracketed exposure for a future HDR processing but they are still waiting.