Pont d'Avignon image was the last one I will post from the city of Avignon. When I was in Provence, I also had a chance to visit the ancient town of Les Baux. The next few entries will be images I captured while there.
Starting today: overview of Les Baux from the ruins of the castle, which sits on a large outcropping of rock. Today, Les Baux has a population of 22, which is a fraction of its peak population of 4,000 many years ago. It's a very popular tourist destination, and everything is expensive in this little town (I think I paid three euros for a Coca-Cola). And I definitely paid ten euros to have the privilege of climbing some stairs to get to this vantage point. At the top, most of what you see are the ruins of a castle and a few trebuchets. Probably not worth the admission price, but I convinced myself that once I was there, I should head to the top and try to capture a few photos. The image in today's entry came about after I realized that my tripod was useless in this situation (by 'this situation' I mean: using a wide angle lens wouldn't have worked, as I would have been able to capture only the thick wall of the castle and the blue sky), so I set up my camera on the outcropping of rock, put it on a timer, and captured three images which would then go into making the HDR image.
Do you ever feel like you go unnoticed or that you are undiscovered? As Zack Arias has mentioned in his brilliant video, Transform, some viewers of his video 'are the real top ten photographers' and they may not even know it...
Every bit of effort helps in bringing awareness for those deserving of more attention. That's what I am trying to do in the second half of this month - highlighting photographers who are doing amazing work, while the world hasn't yet discovered them. With that in mind, here's today's photographer to discover: Sarah Lee. She's only eighteen, but just take a look at her portfolio; it's filled with amazing, beautiful portraits. If you're on flickr, you should add her as a contact.
What will it take to discover the Susan Boyle of photography? I don't know, but I do have some ideas. I am still thinking about it.
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