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Le Mont: Flamboyant or Subdued?

Lately I’ve been meddling in saturation – enhancing the colors in many of my photographs with, on average, fairly positive results. I’ve learned many photographs don’t need saturation, since their original quality has a certain charm to it. Photographs such as Charlemagne: Notre Dame de Paris or The Blazing Hues already embody their own personality and don’t really need any enhancement.

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Here is one such photograph with which I have meddled. It certainly has a much more dramatic quality than it's original, with profound rather than subdued colors. Although I must say I rather prefer the subdued in many cases.

 

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The original, unaltered photograph and another of my "on the move" compositions, captured in a moving vehicle (growing ever closer to the renowned Saint Michel).

Enjoy the View

After finding my way around iMovie and getting a feel for things, I’ve decided to undergo a compilation project of all (or at least, a vast majority) of the photographs and footage I captured while in France. Here’s two of the photographs I’ll probably be using for the project – a beautiful view from atop the Mont Saint Michel.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

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The first of many un-posted "Adventure Writer Bloopers." - Mont Saint Michel -

DP Photo Journal: Wildlife

When I went to France last October we hit all the tourist destinations in Paris – including the Mont Saint Michel. This “Mount Saint Michael” is quite the tourist hotspot and you may find a plethora of shops and vendors around the premises, as well as historical guides… for a price. Now how does this relate to wildlife? While there, a companion of mine happened upon a ladybug – and *SNAP!* we have the picture below – the French LadyBug of Mont Saint Michel.

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An exquisite inhabitant of the Mont Saint Michel!



DP Photo Journal: Shadows

While in Normandy, France I had the chance to take many pictures of the Mont Saint Michel, many of which are of it’s interiors – long, winding, and shadowy corridors that seem to go on and on forever.

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Look at that architecture! Because if you're visiting the Mont Saint Michel, you'll have to get used to it.

 

Le Chant des Parisiens (The Song of Parisians)

Our first video-blog post!

Composed below is a collection of photographs captured around various regions of France and mouse-clicked for this video. The accompanying music is The Bells of St. Anne de Beaupre, performed by Paul Pitman from Musopen.org: the Public Domain music collection site.