Fields of Valensole

This year, I had the privilege to go to the lavender heaven, Plateau de Valensole in Provence. I was a bit late, though. Harvesting was already started when we have arrived and some of my favourite locations for shooting have already been harvested. I found this location in a sunrise time just before the villagers started harvesting the lavender. Same sunrise, I had the opportunity to shoot this incredible landscape and witness (and smell) the whole process. To smell the lavenders being cut was an absolutely thrilling experience.

Bordeaux Palais de la Bourse

Place de la Bourse is part of the Port of the Moon, Bordeaux, which has been listed by UNESCO as World Heritage since 2007. The royal square is a fine example of the outstanding urban ensemble that was built in the 18th century, during the reign of King Louis XV. The spectacular setting of Place de la Bourse on the edge of the Garonne River shows a monumental succession of identical buildings that form a continuous and balanced building curtain.

 

NIKON D800
16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
18mm/ƒ/8/180s/ISO 100