Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Très Occupé

It has been a very busy month, not that I am complaining, I love being on the road with a camera in hand. 

Across the wheat fields to Les Alpilles

We have still been traveling Provence and the Côte d'Azur, we have had the privilege of visiting some spectacular places and meeting some wonderful characters in the process. Hopefully my images will visually show you a taste of Provençal life; but when you close you eyes and imagine the warmth of the air as the soft breeze passes your face, the smell of the freshly cut wheat fields, the buzz of the markets and the deafening but totally relaxing sound of the cicadas, you will then be absorbed by the wonder of Provence.

 Lavender at dawn, Sault

From quaint hilltop villages to more populated seaside towns, at this time of the year the South of France is a hive of activity, it can sometimes be challenging to capture the perfect image through the crowds of tourists; thankfully my patience in photography pays off, not only with photographing animals, but also with waiting for the right time to capture the image.

Three wonderful characters we met while lunching in Grasse

Early morning café, Aix en Provence

The picturesque hilltop village of Gourdon

Mouth watering market produce

Escape from the sun
Crillion le Brave

The vines are vivid amongst the dry landscape

Vintage wine from a cellar of over 50,000 bottles

Early morning calm, Marseille Marina

Château de la Chevre d'Or, Eze

The view from Eze

Sunflowers in Roussillon

1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Rachael, Andrew and Charlize. I have just bought your book The French Cat and love it! I also have 101 Salivations which is priceless! I am so glad you have found a way to live in France and make a living with your photography. I am an expat Kiwi from north of Auckland but currently live in Toowoomba, Queensland. Bon chance!