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Old Jul 10th, 2020, 06:52 AM
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As a fan of both the Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux de Provence and the Atelier des Lumières in Paris, this week I went to Bordeaux to see the Bassins de Lumières at the old German submarine base in Bordeaux. Here is the little video that I made:


I have not finished the whole report yet, but I am also making one in addition the video. It is not finished yet, but it should be within a day or two.

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Old Jul 10th, 2020, 04:30 PM
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Kerouac, this is mesmerizing. I've seen your other photo reports of the Atelier des Lumières in Paris and loved seeing the colors wash across the walls. It must be a wonderful thing to experience, though no chairs would be a problem for me. Does the presence of silhouettes of the other visitors interfere with your enjoyment of what's on the walls?

That submarine bunker was built to last. The building has found a better use now.
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Old Jul 11th, 2020, 03:03 AM
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Wonderful!

I think I'll time a visit there for next fall, when I have to go to Bordeaux for cataract surgery. Then I'll be able to see it better!

Coquelicot, in Paris they'll give you a folding chair to sit on if you want one.
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Old Jul 11th, 2020, 03:19 AM
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At the Bassins de Lumières, there are a few seats in the entrance section and also a large bleacher zone where people relax. And for those who really need to relax there is "la citerne" -- a huge circular tank area with cushions and mattresses on the floor. You can see the whole show from any of these places but without the advantage of the different architectural perspectives that you get when you wander.
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Old Jul 13th, 2020, 07:01 AM
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Agree completely. Sorry this was meant to follow the picture of the Marchel Foch tomb at the Invalides. I too, think it much more touching and engaging than Napolean's tomb.

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St. Agnes 'biblioteque': take a book, leave a book.

Young Parisian art shop manager on the Left Bank.

Fisherman's nets in Menton.

Colmar reflections.

Shadows in Nice.

Hunawihr, a sleepy wine village.

This shot was taken at Kaysersburg cemetery, several years before the late, great Anthony Bourdain spent his final moments in that same village.

Restaurant sign in Eguisheim.

Cafe on the Left Bank. Arf!

Ile de Honorat, off of Cannes.

One of three lavoirs in Saorge. Teens apparently prefer this one to soak in during heat waves. The mayor does not approve.

Sir Studley Woodman, captain of Team Wales during the 2012 Nice Regatta.

His biggest admirer, Chantel.

Stone residence in Saorge.

Vineyards on outskirts of Eguisheim.

My heroes, Barack and Michelle. And some French politician guy. Calme-toi.

Montmartre artist and subject.

Nice sculpture.

S'il vous plait mes amis Fodorite, feel free to take one.

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Tastevin cups in Meursault (alt. mix by Fodorite DJ Ben Around).
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Old Jul 18th, 2020, 07:53 PM
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Wow again, zebec.
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Wonderful!
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Old Jul 19th, 2020, 09:55 AM
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Mr Z, your photos make me smile and dream. Thank you.
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Great pics again, Zebec. Les viennoiseries are worthy of a cookbook.
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Thx again Coq, Ssander, Treesa and Gooster. Looking forward to seeing more of our fellow Fodorite's works here--can't get enough travel photography. Je repete: you may wanna check out some of the drone footage available either on TV or the Interwank. Channels that offer Zen imagery or time-lapse and like that, can offer a wide variety. When atmospheric music and/or natural sounds are added to the mix (i.e. seagulls and waves), the effect can be quite calming. Instant drop in BP.

On the aforementioned channels, we've seen northern Norway, the Cinque Terre, Maui, Bolivia, the Tetons, DR, the Philippines, Big Sur and the Canadian Rockies. We are struck by the number of A-list sites that seldom appear on dronage. Guessing that some countries have stricter drone laws than others.

Will continue to try to install our inherited Nikon scanner (current software probs) and then get some older shots up here. That'll take some time. My India fotos are probably my best work.
Gooster, someone took all the viennoiseries. Can't help but notice the crumbs on yer face.

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Wow, this was a fun tour to say the least..... happy to see photos of La Turbie, often overlooked for Monaco's harbor shots, the calanques at Cassis, the restaurant photographed by every tourist in Montmartre: Le Consulat, Etretat, La Roque Gageac, great silhouette of Beynac, the Med from Cap Ferrat. We shall return, yet again.
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So this is a post about cheating, but I thought I'd share a couple of manipulations using a new software package I recently bought called Luminar. It allows you to replace skies, add objects, and make various modifications using very simple one-click (or maybe three or four) steps. I used a base image of Mont Saint-Michel then tweaked it with some different skies. I think the results are fairly fun and interesting, but YMMV.

Base image:



New sky 1:



New sky 2


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Fascinating Gardyloo. I actually quite like all the skies, new and old. They each have their own appeal.


I am done. The Cokin addict.
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Wow Gardyloo, that’s amazing, all three pictures are spectacular!
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Cliche...but still cool!
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Uzes
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Ile-sur-la-sorgue...in case we didn't know where we were.
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