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Loire Valley châteaux

On the 17th and 20th May 2017 I went to two of the most well known châteaux in the Loire Valley as well as the small village of Chédigny. Chenonceau is known for straddling the river Cher and such historical figures as Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. During the 1st World War it was used as a hospital and during the 2nd World War was the border between free and occupied France. Chédigny is known for its rose […]

A failed shoot in Langeais

Langeais is very close to my home in the Loire Valley being just a short 15 minute drive away. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot overlooking the city to the château and the second was to capture the suspension bridge that crosses the Loire. Unfortunately, the predicted weather didn’t happen and I was left having to pack up my things and head back home. As a travel photographer, weather is something that I rely […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou – Montsoreau addendum

  On Friday 24th February 2017 my photography took me to the Beaux Village de France of Montsoreau in the Pays de la Loire. This mini vlog is an addendum to Vlog 07 where I visited the banks of the Loire to shoot the village but the light was too harsh. Dawn was in the vineyards above the village but what looked to be promising light just afterwards was soon to be gone thanks to a bank of cloud. Although […]

Loire Valley châteaux around Anjou

On Sunday 19th February 2017 my photography took me to the Pays de la Loire and Indre-et-Loire in central France. I had two targets in mind. The first was a dawn shoot at Saumur to capture the château reflecting in the river Loire. The second target was to capture the château at Chinon at sunset. In the middle of the day I do a number of recce shoots for the future when the light will be at its optimum. Join […]

Loire Valley châteaux and basilica

On Thursday 2nd February 2017 my photography took me to the being of the Loire Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site at Sully-sur-Loire which is famous for its beautiful chateau. But the weather closes in before the end of the day forcing me inside the amazing basilica at Clery Saint André, resting place of King Louis XI. You’ll see some of the gear that I use in this vlog as well as some of the thinking behind the composition of the […]