Category : France

A light in a dark alley
10 months, 1 week ago 2
Posted in: France

New Journal 23 – In NYC Rain was falling heavily on the streets of New York that morning. We were moving quickly towards a Harlem subway station with all of our bags. The next task would be to find a luggage storage place near Times Square. We were drenched and hungry but once we could [...]

A Cemetery at Night
11 months, 1 week ago 1
Posted in: Blue Hour, France

New Journal Entry 4 – An Unwelcome Guest Wind lashed at our tent while rain continued to pour down, as it had done the previous 12 hours. We were alone in a Patagonian forest close to the enchanting, Laguna De Los Tres. It was midnight and I’d just been woken up by something crawling across [...]

Overlooking the graveyard
1 year ago 0
Posted in: France

No-Man’s-Lands Journal Day 6 (Travel Diary Day 270) The land of Argentina is calling. Our flights to Buenos Aires, if all goes according to plan, will be booked tonight for the 1st of May. Before that, however, we have a short adventure in the Scottish Highlands starting tomorrow morning for a couple of days. My [...]

The village rooftops
1 year ago 0
Posted in: France

Spanish Journal Day 1 (Travel Diary Day 256) Nat King Cole is playing out of the speakers in Burger King in Bilbao. We are here because I had a ravenous craving for an unhealthy burger and a dodgy coffee – both cravings have been satisfied. I burned some of those unwanted calories chasing a pigeon [...]

Chateau Chambord
1 year ago 1
Posted in: chateau, France

French Journal Day 175 (Travel Diary Day 255) Before checking into our strange hotel on Friday in Loire valley, we attempted to catch the remnants of a hopeful sunset at the incredible Chateau Chambord. The thinly layered clouds had been dominating the sky for most of our road trip from Northern France that day. The [...]

The Cemetery
1 year ago 0
Posted in: Blue Hour, Church, France

French Journal Day 172 (Travel Diary Day 252) It wasn’t until we rolled into the dimly lit car park of our motel that we realised why it was ‘reasonably’ priced. In front of us stood a box shaped building, as dark as its surrounding lot, more fitting of a bad-guys’ hideout found in some dystopian [...]

Le Mont Saint Michel
1 year ago 0
Posted in: Blue Hour, France

French Journal Day 171 (Travel Diary Day 251) “Yes, officer” I replied. 2 other police officers looked on while two more searched our bags. I looked over at the lowering sun and wondered if the GB sticker on our car was the reason we’d been pulled over. It was the second time that French police [...]

Down the stairs
1 year, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: France

French Journal Day 164 (Travel Diary Day 244) With the snow subsiding and the promise of a beautiful sunset, Rachel and I scaled the steps of the Arch de Triumph with a friend of ours, Wendy. Earlier we’d visited the grave of Jim Morrison. Although a tiny, unassuming grave amongst huge structures, this was clearly [...]

Canal St. Martin
1 year, 1 month ago 2
Posted in: Blue Hour, France, Paris

French Journal Day 157 (Travel Diary Day 237) I’ve spent day after day recently creating an advanced HDR photography course that will include 32 bit processing, luminosity/luminance masks, and getting the most out of ACR, amongst other things. I actually started designing it immediately after creating my beginner’s HDR tutorial. I also teach how to [...]

Fairground ride in Paris
1 year, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Blue Hour, France, Paris

French Journal Day 141 (Travel Diary Day 221) The streets were predictably busy. Thousands of tourists flocking to see one thing – the Eiffel Tower – we were no different. Until I came to Paris I’d pretty much avoided taking photos of monuments that have been captured literally millions of times. There’s little scope in [...]