Canon 5DII + 16-35 mm f/2.8 L Mk II. Three RAW captures post-processed in Photomatix and LR4. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, May 2012. Much better bigger.

I remember being driven through France as a kid in the 70s by my parents on holiday. My father, a real Brit, disliked paying motorway tolls, so we trundled down countless miles of routes nationales, all lined with wind-breaking poplars and plane trees.

I have driven my daughter – who’s as French as they come – along the same routes nationales, but this is the one I would have liked to see as a child.

Oh, and the title is an echo of what is being spouted out of every politician’s mouth these days. Right now, it’s almost plausible.


5dii, provence

Amateur photographer living in Provence. Middle-aged, middle-income, too much of a middle.

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    La domaine de notre Vincent van Gogh (Et la ville de Caroline de Monaco + Nostradamus ) :-)
    Bravo Stefan.. Tres tres joliet .. avec une sauce de impressionism

  • Thank you, John. Vincent Van G did not spend much time in Provence in the end and I wish Caroline de M had spent even less… :-)

    – Revenant

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 2 years ago

    Awesome shot..

  • Thanks.

    – Revenant

  • Brian Gaynor
    Brian Gaynorover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Stefan!

  • Cheers, Brian.

    – Revenant

  • Marilyn Grimble
    Marilyn Grimbleover 2 years ago

    Awesome !!!! Who said that??
    Wotta mistaka to maka!
    Splendid lines and colour!

  • Shhh. I’m on my best behaviour in the bubble.

    – Revenant

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    With fantastic views such as this? definitely vive la France !!

  • As with many things in France, much of it is artifice…

    – Revenant

  • Aase
    Aaseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful scene and flowers.

  • Thank you.

    – Revenant

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifover 2 years ago

    The image, right time, right place, right point of view and composition! Idyllic to the Nth degree. Better than Chamber of Commerce, picture post card perfect.

  • Thanks. Mine are available for sale as postcards…

    – Revenant

  • Alex Cassels
    Alex Casselsover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image, very impressed!

  • Thank you. Don’t be.

    – Revenant

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 2 years ago

    just stunning , i LOVE this , faved over & over if i could!

  • Very kind of you.

    – Revenant

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    Wonderful scene,!

  • Thank you.

    – Revenant

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