Wonderful Bits of France

Merry Christmas!

Well a big merry Christmas to you! I hope you all are having a good holiday week!

We’ll continue with our country-by-country week o’ photos. Today… let’s do… France! It’s a good one, oui?

I’ll begin today with a new photo from Montpellier, in the south of France. We stayed there with a wonderful family (my friends Jacques and Marie) and had an amazing time. One evening, they took us out for dinner at a perfect little place on a quiet side-street. Along the way, Jacques, who is also a photographer, took me to this amazing castle-cathedral. He said, “I think this is probably a good area for photography.” He said this with eyebrows raised and a serious expression. He didn’t need to say any more than that!

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The rest of these photos are some of my favorites from around this beautiful country. Enjoy!

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  • Merry Christmas to you and your family, Trey!

  • Great shots, Trey. I especially like the one shot down the alley with Sacre Coeur in the background, and the last one as well. France is a wonderful place for photography and I can’t wait to return.

    But I also hope you take some time to just hookup with family and take a breather. Unplug and live in the moment. It’s OK, we’ll wait.

    Best Christmas tidings to you and your family,

  • Z

    Lovely shots

  • Merry Christmas everyone!

  • thanks Trey, a merry christmas to you and your family too!

    And thanks for posting these pictures today, because each and everyone of those shows exactly why you are THE master of HDR, being able to capture all those wonderful lights and light levels. You complete our imperfect memories…

  • Merry Christmas Trey and family!

    Hope you have a good day, Great shots as always.

    I got your ‘A world in HDR’ book for Christmas 😀

  • Dan Henderson

    Merry Christmas Trey, family, and all at Stuck In Customs. Santa brought the best present of all (no, not a d3x) A World In HDR – for those who haven’t already got it- go order it- it’s awesome!!!

  • I enjoy waking up to see what photo you’ve left from the night before. So you kind of make it like Christmas for me everyday. I hope you and your family have a wonderful one.

  • Gail in Montana

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Trey. And Merry Christmas to all my fellow StuckInCustoms fans!!!! Now I have all of the France photos saved, Trey. When I get back home, I’ll have to go through my Trey Ratcliff file and take out the duplicats. But better to have them twice than not at all!!!! Hope you all have a wonderful day! Christian, Jew, whatever, doesn’t matter. We all worship the same God/Allah, for those of you who believe like I do. Not preaching, lol.
    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us, Trey, through the years. Not sure how many years i have been viewing and posting now, but I know it’s more than 2, I think. All the best to everyone. Can you tell I’m in a Christmas mood ;-)!! And where our son is, Christmas is already over. We are missing him, but he will call us all today. Love to all from Montana and Washington!!!

  • Gail in Montana

    I agree with Cliff, Trey makes everyday Christmas with his special gift of a photo or two or more everyday without fail. Thanks, Trey!!!

  • Dad’s Dad

    Boom-This has got to be one of your best collections. I am beginning to understand the difference in the light levels. Love-Dad

  • Dad’s Dad

    My comments are now spam?

  • casusan

    Wonderful shots of France Trey! Merry Christmas to you and the family!!

  • Peggy Ivey

    This are awesome photos Trey! I have been a fan for several years now and you never cease to inspire me! Thanks for sharing your huge talent. Peggy

  • Thanks everyone! Dad’s Dad – sometimes my auto-spam filter makes mistakes! hehe

  • Beautiful and amazing images Trey! You have inspired us all to “practice makes perfect”! Merry Christmas to you and your family; we look forward to your adventures in 2011!

  • Some of my favorites! I see your images and I yearn for the road. (Yearn….who uses that word….geeez!)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Trey!

  • Some superb shots there Trey, the detail inside the Cathedral/Church shot is superb !
    Hope you had a good Christmas !

  • Patrick Ahles

    Wow, what a beautiful set of pictures, Trey!

  • Vicki Wilson

    wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Awesome images, looking at them on my iPad. Thanks for sending such a cool newsletter, lots of great stuff!

  • Great shots! Just loved it 😉

  • pascal roger

    mon pays regorge de trésors magnifiques et j’adore tes photos. grand merci et “joyeux noël” everyone around the world

  • Tres bien, j’adore 🙂

  • Very beautiful images!

  • Peggy

    Magnificent!! Breath taking!!

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