This is the start of a few short posts from Provence. We start back up next week with 4 and a half weeks of tours so the postings will be sparse.
Provence is absolutely beautiful! I’ve said it, it does not need to be said again. It is a photographers paradise, everywhere is amazing color, ancient architecture, blooming botanics and plenty of people. I brought as big a kit as I would on vacation, with the D70, the Nikon 18-135 3.5-4.6, Nikon 80-200 2.8 ED, Sigma 10-20 3.5-5.6, SB-600 for lighting and the Manfrotto for all of those tripod shots. A whole lot of gear and I didn’t see any of it! I left the 18-135 on the front and the rest of the stuff in the bag. I’ve come to the realization that when your not very good at the taking the pictures part of photography, you don’t need a bunch of gear, it’s neat but it’s too overwhelming. Composition, exposure, ISO, lighting, F-Stop are what I want to perfect, so down with you Nikon and all your toys, I’ll buy you later.
We drove down to a camping club outside of Remoulins which is right close to Uzes (ooz -es) and took our time on the drive. It’s about 500km from Patinges to Provence so we stopped to visit and take some photos along the way.
Roadside Ruins on the winding climby road down to Provence.
We stopped for lunch in the town of Florac and had a nice little wander around this beautiful town.
Thelma thought a drink of this water would be a good idea on a 33 degree day!
That’s it for day 1. I took quite a few photos of this leg and they’re on my gallery page if you care to see more of my photos. Check back for more soon!!!