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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.


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.



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

Broken Frames

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.


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.

Mont Saint Michel #002

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 the Public Domain music collection site.