#856. Charming Chantilly

#856. Charming Chantilly

Where to start about this small town about 30 minutes from Paris by train. This is what Wikipedia has to say about this lovely medieval town. “Chantilly is a commune in the Oise department in the valley of the Nonette in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Surrounded by Chantilly

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#854. A Camera for Paris!

#854. A Camera for Paris!

We’re going to Paris!  Well, next year, and probably in the Fall…so it’s a ways off. But we’re planning. What fun. ‘Trip of a lifetime’ to be sure. However, this will not be a photo-safari a la Pascal and his pals. I will not be photographing when and where I

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845. Losing Notre-Dame

845. Losing Notre-Dame

A fire in a heritage masterpiece and three personal views on loss.

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#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

#695. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, backstage.

  A quickie from Nice. France’s Miami. My wife is here for a 2-day conference so I decided to follow and work from the hotel. Fast WiFi and 5$ peanuts, what’s not to like ? 😉     Lunch time hunger. I leave the room in search of food with

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#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

#690. Monday Post (22 Jan 2018) – Photographing Sète (and welcoming a new contributor)

Our Monday Posts are dedicated to personal points of view and newsworthy facts. Today, we welcome a new contributor, Michel Pampaloni, who hails from France and photographs a lot during his professional travels. You can find Michel’s work on 500px and his first DS post below. It is all about

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#582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France

#582. Un-destination photography in Aigues-Mortes, France

We recently argued that lesser-known locations provide as much, if not more, opportunity for great photography than the iconic places of beauty many photographers rush to in the hope of creating masterpieces. This is our first attempts at proving out point. Philippe and I recently joined up for a 2

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#489. The OTUS (28) and the Architect (in Aix en Provence)

#489. The OTUS (28) and the Architect (in Aix en Provence)

You mention Aix-en-Provence, you mentally see this. Or this Or this And that’s what most of the old town is like. But modern architecture has recently invited itself into the heart of this Roman city turned student paradise. So, this is one of those posts where I serve you the

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#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

#487. A walk in the Provence vines with a big 28

So here’s a post almighty Google ain’t gonna like much. Not enough words, not enough keywords. No link strategy. No nothin’ SEO. Just plane-Jane photographs straight off the press after a quick walk (drive, actually) in the nearby country side. The truth is: writing a good review for a lens

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  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*
  • #485. A few cheeky yellows*

#485. A few cheeky yellows*

I guess we’ve all got a pet project, something we never work especially hard at, just collect images in the hope that one day, we’ll have enough for a Web gallery, or maybe even a gallery show.   I’ve had two such projects going for a while now. The first

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#483. Skulls and bones (Paris Catacombs)

#483. Skulls and bones (Paris Catacombs)

Sometimes photographers get lucky with the weather, and sometimes they don’t. For the first round of Ze Workshop, weather was really outstanding. But that doesn’t mean that Pascal and I didn’t have any plans in case that wasn’t so. And preparing for Ze Workshop – le Retour (Ze Workshop is

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