Sunrise in Provence is a little different.

And the difference is… well… it is Provence! Low mountains. Sturdy stone buildings. Cyprus trees. Rows of dormant lavender. It is quiet except for the distant barking of hunting dogs eager to get on with their day. And it is 7:45 in the morning. An equation you just don’t have in front of you every day. Pinch me.
In the end a nice photograph in low morning light is the product of having an alarm clock, patience and a tripod. To put it in a more memorable fashion… it is the end result of executing the “The 6 P’s of Production.” Precise Planning Prevents Piss Poor Photographs.
Something to live by!


But honestly… photography that excites yourself and one who views it… can be executed anywhere… anytime. Just follow the “6 P’s”… and once in a while… get up early… you’ll have the world to yourself… except for those distant barking dogs.
Happy trails.


7 comments on “Sunrise in Provence is a little different.

  1. Jo Anne says:

    Another stellar shot, Gene. Have you noticed how, here in the Luberon valley, the western sky often takes on color as the sun rises in the east. It’s as if Mother Nature gets momentarily confused sunrise/sunset, or maybe it is just yet another one of those special things that seem to happen in this little corner of Provence. Thanks again!

  2. geneturner46 says:

    Jo Anne! Yes things are different here. Especially in the winter. I do hope the great weather with moderate temps continue so I can get out as much as possible and try to put some of this unique beauty on… well… I was going to say film… but that was yesterday. Ciao.

  3. Wow! Rendered me speechless! Now I want to visit it more than ever. Winter in Provence must be something very special. Thank you for posting!

  4. lulumiere says:

    Gorgeous! I can’t wait to go to Provence.

    • geneturner46 says:

      There really isn’t a bad time of year to be here… depending upon your views of winter.
      To me… the spring and fall are the best but then the best lavender is just before the harvest in late July.
      Living here would be a dream come true.

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