Mediterranean, 2010

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1.  

Bay of Biscay sunrise from our balcony on Grand Princess.

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2.  

Sunrise at sea, approaching Gibraltar.

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3.  

Sunrise at sea, approaching Gibraltar.

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4.  

Another similar cruise ship going the other way.

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5.  

View of the Costa del Sol, Spain, from Mijas. Mijas is a white-washed village in the mountains of the Costa del Sol. We walked through the village on a shore excursion.

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6.  

Iris with her camera, Mijas, Spain.

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Pottery for sale in the village of Mijas, Costa del Sol, Spain.

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8.  

Our balcony on Grand Princess, off the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

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Cathedral, designed by Gaudi, under construction in Barcelona, Spain, reflected in the pool in front of the building. I think the reflection emphasizes the organic nature of Gaudi's plans.

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Cathedral, designed by Gaudi, under construction in Barcelona, Spain.

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Dawn off the coast near Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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12.  

Monte Carlo watersports.

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13.  

Man overboard; these two young men fell off the yellow raft.

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Lake Bracchiano, Italy. We visited this lake on a shore excursion from Civitavecchia.

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Hostess at a winery near Civitavecchia, Italy. She poured wine for us on one of the ship's shore excursions.

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Naples, Italy, a short walk from where Grand Princess was docked.

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We walked past two carabinieri, not far from where Grand Princess was docked in Naples, Italy. I asked if I could photograph them. I think they were bored and quite happy for a diversion.

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A massive high-tech carabinieri motorcycle by BMW.

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19.  

The stern of our cruise ship, Grand Princess, docked in Naples, Italy.

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20.  

The staircase in a remote restaurant plus bed-and-breakfast where the main hiking trail and the road across Corsica intersect.

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21.  

Harry, taken by Iris, outside our lunch stop on a shore excursion to the interior of Corsica.

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22.  

Dolphins in Gibraltar harbour, taken from a small boat.

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23.  

Under the water; dolphins in Gibraltar Harbour.

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24.  

Over the water; dolphins in Gibraltar Harbour.

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25.  

Out of the water; dolphin in Gibraltar Harbour.

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26.  

Out of the water; dolphin in Gibraltar Harbour.

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27.  

Miles, the Pyrenean mountain dog at the bed-and-breakfast where we stayed in Prayssac, France.

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Miles, the Pyrenean mountain dog at the bed-and-breakfast where we stayed in Prayssac, France.

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Miles, the Pyrenean mountain dog at the bed-and-breakfast where we stayed in Prayssac, France.

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Miles, the Pyrenean mountain dog at the bed-and-breakfast where we stayed in Prayssac, France.

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31.  

Two other participants in our photography course, in the village of Prayssac, France. This image is a collage of three images combined using the HDR technique; the contrast in this midday shot was too great for a single exposure to handle.

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32.  

Iris with her camera in the village of Prayssac, France.

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33.  

Statue and church in the village of Prayssac, France. This image is a collage of three images combined using the HDR technique; the contrast in this midday shot was too great for a single exposure to handle.

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34.  

Roses flowering among the rooftops in a village not far from Prayssac, France.

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35.  

Typical shutters and window boxes in these small villages along the Lot river.

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36.  

The church spire dominating the village.

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37.  

Religious statue.

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38.  

Tutors and participants in our photography course.

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39.  

The church spire dominating the village.

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40.  

This nectar-sucking insect moved very fast; the exposure time was 1/1250 sec at a focal length of 300mm.

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41.  

Grape vines do very well in the Languedoc, both for wine and for decoration.

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42.  

Another decorative grape vine.

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43.  

View of the River Lot in Languedoc, France, at dawn.

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44.  

A village by the River Lot, Languedoc, France.

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45.  

I came across this enigmatic scene during a photo shoot in one of the delighful villages along the Lot River in Languedoc, France.

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46.  

Village stonework, Languedoc, France.

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47.  

Harry, photographed by Iris, in the town of Cahors, France.

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48.  

People-watching in the narrow streets of Cahors, France.

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49.  

No parking in this tiny alleyway?.

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50.  

Iris relaxing while I explored an old chateau.

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51.  

A market stall-holder in the Prayssac village market.

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52.  

A market stall-holder in the Prayssac village market.

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53.  

At the Prayssac village market.

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54.  

A market stall-holder in the Prayssac village market.

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55.  

The Dordogne region of France, north of Languedoc.

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