The Little Country Stone Cottage

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Daily Photo – The Little Country Stone Cottage

This is where Marie Antoinette headed when she wanted to get away from it all, that is, while she was still headed.

This location is out in the gardens around Versailles. And it’s not just a little short walk to the main part of Versailles. I bet Marie had to jump into a horse and carriage to over and visit the rest of the family in the palace!

The Little Country Stone Cottage

The Little Country Stone Cottage

Photo Information

  • Date TakenJuly 20, 2011 at 6:22am
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/45
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Country Home in French Meadows

 

Drobos No More

I updated my Drobo review because I no longer really use them. There is nothing wrong with Drobos, I just fell in love with the speed of my new Thunderbolt Pegasus Promise drives. I bought two of those 12 TB drives, and they are so wonderfully fast — it is just like they are in my main computer.

Daily Photo - Country Home in French Meadow

This beautiful little country home sits in the meadows and gardens of Versailles. I’ve taken a few photos around this estate, and I really like this arch with the ivy.  It made me want to have an arch with ivy at my own house!

This was taken with the trusty old 14-24mm lens from Nikon. I tend to use this lens about 30% of the time I think. Most of the time nowadays, I use the 28-300mm with a few percentage points in there for the 50mm and 85mm prime.

Country Home in French MeadowThis beautiful little country home sits in the meadows and gardens of Versailles. I've taken a few photos around this estate, and I really like this arch with the ivy.  It made me want to have an arch with ivy at my own house!This was taken with the trusty old 14-24mm lens from Nikon. I tend to use this lens about 30% of the time I think. Most of the time nowadays, I use the 28-300mm with a few percentage points in there for the 50mm and 85mm prime.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of the entry at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Tree and Path and Little Tower in France

PhotoWalk in Los Angeles today with me and Tom Anderson!

The event is open to all skill levels.  Even bring your mobile phone camera!  And it’s also a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring your kids.  See you soon!

And, upcoming PhotoWalk in Austin during SXSW!

As usual, all skill levels are invited as is the whole family

  • Time/Date: Saturday, March 10 at 2 PM.
  • Location: The hidden G+ lot (TBA!)
  • RSVP on Google Schemer: http://goo.gl/LkaKO
  • Secret Google Schemer Invite link: goo.gl/RoxQg
  • No SXSW badge required!

We’ll have great prizes and more… stay tuned!

Daily Photo – Tree and Path and Little Tower in France

Walking across the country gardens of Versailles can make you feel as lazy and relaxed as royalty.  And that’s not a bad thing.  Well, unless you are a photographer, which means you can’t ever just stroll along and forget what you are seeing.  It’s a blessing and a curse… the need to always be “on” and taking hyper-notice of everything around you.  I’m glad for it though, really.

Tree and Path and Little Tower in France Walking across the country gardens of Versailles can make you feel as lazy and relaxed as royalty.  And that’s not a bad thing.  Well, unless you are a photographer, which means you can’t ever just stroll along and forget what you are seeing.  It’s a blessing and a curse… the need to always be “on” and taking hyper-notice of everything around you.  I’m glad for it though, really.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Tiny House in France

The Hameau de la Reine – Better than Disney World?

You know how Disney makes super-perfect versions of everything? How everything is too-good-to-be-true in a wonderful fantasy escapism kinda way? I was thinking this place below was better than anything the Disney Imagineers could do… and I was wondering if you all have found other little magical spots that are the same way.

Daily Photo – Tiny House in France

So, Versailles is a monstrously huge place. I’m not sure how you could see everything in a day. I chose to concentrate this trip out in the royal gardens, and a confusing walk got me into this place. It’s not exactly secret, but I didn’t know about it until I walked up upon it!

It is called “The Hameau de la Reine”, and is generally known as the Queen’s Hamlet. It was built for Marie Antoinette between 1785 and 1792. It is lovely, and this is only one of the many little places I captured there… more soon!

Tiny House in FranceSo, Versailles is a monstrously huge place.  I'm not sure how you could see everything in a day.  I chose to concentrate this trip out in the royal gardens, and a confusing walk got me into this place.  It's not exactly secret, but I didn't know about it until I walked up upon it!It is called "The Hameau de la Reine", and is generally known as the Queen's Hamlet.  It was built for Marie Antoinette between 1785 and 1792.  It is lovely, and this is only one of the many little places I captured there... more soon!- Trey RatcliffRead the rest of this entry here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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