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Holiday Photos France May 2016

I have now edited some raw versions of our holiday snaps. You can see them below.


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Playing in Grimaud and St Tropez


Yesterday we went to book a horse riding trip for Thursday and on the way back we stopped in Grimaud for lunch. We had a saunter round and wandered up to the old chateau that tops the hill. It is a lovely place to spend a few hours exploring.


Lunch was lovely. Norwegian salad for me and an omelette for Peanut washed down with a glass of white wine each. A lot of Harley bikers were there making the restaurant busy. 

We had planned to go to the beach but the strength of the sun had waned so we went to St Tropez for a mooch instead. 


We parked in the centre at place des Lices and then headed to the port to grab a few photos of the yachts.


A lot of the more traditional yachts were in the port which to us are more interesting to see. Contrasting with these were the Harleys parked along the quayside. Peanut grabbed this photo. The reddy background is from the seats of one of the more famous cafes that surround the port. I loved this image that P shot.


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Walkabout in Port Cogolin


The morning rain had cleared but left ominous dark clouds in the sky. We took the opportunity to walk around Port Cogolin as we always find something to photograph.


I love to capture detail shots from around the port and there are always flowers to be found too.


Interesting cars are always showing up. This Jeep lives here and I just love this vehicle, it just looks so full of purpose.


When you see a 2CV you know you are going to photograph that too.


A cat and a bird are again prime targets for the camera


Next we have an assortment of other interesting things we came across.


And finally a walk around Port Cogolin is not complete if I don’t grab a photo of the crane. I love this crane.


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A Wet Morning in Port Cogolin


Brilliant sunshine streamed through the narrow gap in our window shutters to wake us with the promise of a beautiful day. However in the time it takes to drink a cup of tea in bed the weather had changed and dark, heavy clouds promised  a downpour. 


And down it came, marooning us in our apartment. Only one thing to do – take some photos.


First I grabbed the landscape pictures above using the 27mm pancake lens and the I turned to the big zoom lens for some detail shots.


It’s amazing what you can find to photograph on the patio. I loved this shot of water droplets clinging to the leaves. I played around with the image and rather liked the black and white version.


Then I amazed myself by just how much I liked this photo of pegs on a clothes drier. Now my first rule of photography is “If you want to take a good photograph, stand in front of something good.”

I’m not sure that this adheres to rule number one, but nonetheless I love this photo.


Next I grabbed a close up of the copper roof on the band stand below us.


Later the rain stopped and we went on a walkabout. I’ll share those pictures later but I’ll leave you with this one of The Pouncho, which will take you across the Gulf of St Tropez to the famous fishing village.