Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pic(k) of the week 44: Back in time, Cordes-sur-Ciel

Last month I managed to visit the medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel near Toulouse, France. This fortified town on top of a small hill was built in 1222 by Raimon VII, the count of Toulouse.

A steep hike rewards one with great views on the surrounding vineyards. Even though it can be quite touristy at times, there are plenty of photo opportunities for the travel photographer.

2012 Pic(k) of the week 44: Back in time, Cordes-sur-Ciel

The image above of two very old doors, takes one back in time and gives a good impression of what the village looks like!

To me this is an image screaming to be converted to Black and White...

Image details:
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70 2.8
ISO400, 38mm, f5.6, 1/80s
RAW development in Lightroom 4.2
SilverEfex 2 for Black and White conversion

More of images of the region can be found in my new "Toulouse" gallery.

Remember, " The past is never dead, it is not even past" - Gavin Stevens

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