Mediterranean, 2010

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The numbers refer to the full set of 55 images.

1.  

Bay of Biscay sunrise from our balcony on Grand Princess.

2.  

Sunrise at sea, approaching Gibraltar.

3.  

Sunrise at sea, approaching Gibraltar.

4.  

Another similar cruise ship going the other way.

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.

6.  

Iris with her camera, Mijas, Spain.

7.  

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

8.  

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

9.  

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.

10.  

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

11.  

Dawn off the coast near Monte Carlo, Monaco.

12.  

Monte Carlo watersports.

13.  

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

14.  

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

15.  

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

16.  

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

17.  

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.

18.  

A massive high-tech carabinieri motorcycle by BMW.

19.  

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

20.  

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

21.  

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

22.  

Dolphins in Gibraltar harbour, taken from a small boat.

23.  

Under the water; dolphins in Gibraltar Harbour.

24.  

Over the water; dolphins in Gibraltar Harbour.

25.  

Out of the water; dolphin in Gibraltar Harbour.

26.  

Out of the water; dolphin in Gibraltar Harbour.

27.  

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

28.  

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

29.  

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

30.  

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

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.

32.  

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

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.

34.  

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

35.  

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

36.  

The church spire dominating the village.

37.  

Religious statue.

38.  

Tutors and participants in our photography course.

39.  

The church spire dominating the village.

40.  

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

41.  

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

42.  

Another decorative grape vine.

43.  

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

44.  

A village by the River Lot, Languedoc, France.

45.  

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

46.  

Village stonework, Languedoc, France.

47.  

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

48.  

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

49.  

No parking in this tiny alleyway?.

50.  

Iris relaxing while I explored an old chateau.

51.  

A market stall-holder in the Prayssac village market.

52.  

A market stall-holder in the Prayssac village market.

53.  

At the Prayssac village market.

54.  

A market stall-holder in the Prayssac village market.

55.  

The Dordogne region of France, north of Languedoc.


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