Relaxing in the South of France

Photos from the Paris PhotoWalk

There should be a bunch of photos now flowing into the Paris PhotoWalk Event page. You can use this as an opportunity to find a few new people to circle up as well!

Daily Photo – Relaxing in the South of France

When I visited my friend (and website designer) Fabien, he invited me over to his home in the country. It was amazing! We had a picnic outside on with a view of the rolling hills and vines of the wine country. This little hammock hung under a tree near where we ate. One of the best things about it was that instead of grass, there was a field of mint underneath us. So, whenever you stepped, it sent up a fresh bouquet of scent into the air… basically, everything you imagine to be the case in the south of France is true!

Hammock France Colorful

Relaxing in the South of France

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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier

The best part of Montpellier

This city was different than any other than I visited in France. It had an amazing public electric train system that had the awesome feature of running across grass. It was very cool to look down and see yourself floating across grass…

Daily Photo – Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier

We passed this amazing cathedral a few times while walking around Montpellier. It looked great from almost any angle, and I really liked the lines and shapes. That was part of the reason I decided to go with this treatment.

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier

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  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
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Is this France or Spain?

My memory fails

I think my memory is most excellent, except for the times I forget things, and I generally forget about those too, so that makes this whole objective analysis impossible.

Daily Photo Mystery – Is this France or Spain?

Okay you guys… help me out here. I just can’t remember where this is. I know I have France tags in the photo, but that may have been a mistake. Part of me things it was Spain. I was sick while I was there, but I was still out shooting all the time, running my body into the ground. I think this is one of the reasons my memory is failing me… or something.

Is this France or Spain? Okay you guys… help me out here. I just can’t remember where this is. I know I have France tags in the photo, but that may have been a mistake. Part of me things it was Spain. I was sick while I was there, but I was still out shooting all the time, running my body into the ground. I think this is one of the reasons my memory is failing me… or something.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

The Keyhole to the Old City

Travel Planning

Are you much of a travel planner?  I kind of am… I think I’m accidentally kind of an expert on this… people always ask me these questions and I should write a little ebook or something.  I have one loosely planned… maybe 2013 or something!  But I do have a title… it’s a quote from Buddha:  “It’s better to travel well than to arrive.”

Daily Photo – The Keyhole to the Old City

This is the second photo I have posted from Montpellier.  I have a lot more to process… it’s a beautiful town!

We were staying with a very nice older couple and had spent the evening in the city.  Before leaving, we were not quite sure how to get back to their home.  After asking, we got one of those very quick but complex set of directions.  They are the sort of directions people give when they have lived somewhere their entire life…  They mention landmarks that they are quite sure we have already seen and give dire warnings about going down the wrong fork in, oh, you know the place….so on and so forth… and then we were thrust out into the cruel city… not really having any sure way of finding our way home…  but, I figured, as long as we were lost, we would take photos along the way.  That is when I saw this…

The Keyhole to the Old CityThis is the second photo I have posted from Montpellier.  I have a lot more to process... it's a beautiful town!We were staying with a very nice older couple and had spent the evening in the city.  Before leaving, we were not quite sure how to get back to their home.  After asking, we got one of those very quick but complex set of directions.  They are the sort of directions people give when they have lived somewhere their entire life...  They mention landmarks that they are quite sure we have already seen and give dire warnings about going down the wrong fork in, oh, you know the place....so on and so forth... and then we were thrust out into the cruel city... not really having any sure way of finding our way home...  but, I figured, as long as we were lost, we would take photos along the way.  That is when I saw this...- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

A Dusk Walk in Montpellier

Free HDR Tutorial

I’ve updated the free HDR Tutorial with a bit of new information.  I also updated the link to the un-free HDR Video Tutorial that has the same sort of thing… just on video…  We now have over five languages and even more in the works for the free version… stay tuned!

Daily Photo – A Dusk Walk in Montpellier

We headed out on an evening walk with our wonderful hosts in Montpellier, France.  They’ve done a few nice things to the city to minimize car traffic. There is a lot of public transport on light rails, and that tended to keep congestion down.  You don’t really realize it until you compare it to someplace like Milan or Daegu, but there just aren’t a lot of cars driving around all the most interesting places.

Taking the “back way” to dinner, we stopped at this perfect little intersection so I could take a quick photo.  It was a highly recommended spot by my friend Jacques.  This is the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier an elegant and unique cathedral that has a castle-like feel to the facade.  Since I always get excited when I see a castle, this got a big thumbs up!

A Dusk Walk in MontpellierWe headed out on an evening walk with our wonderful hosts in Montpellier, France.  They've done a few nice things to the city to minimize car traffic. There is a lot of public transport on light rails, and that tended to keep congestion down.  You don't really realize it until you compare it to someplace like Milan or Daegu, but there just aren't a lot of cars driving around all the most interesting places.Taking the "back way" to dinner, we stopped at this perfect little intersection so I could take a quick photo.  It was a highly recommended spot by my friend Jacques.  This is the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Montpellier an elegant and unique cathedral that has a castle-like feel to the facade.  Since I always get excited when I see a castle, this got a big thumbs up!- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

 

 

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