Not that cold in France

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  1. stevegreen

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    Well, when i say not that cold I mean not as cold as in the UK apparently.

    We are still in Southern Brittany having had our LPG hose replaced by the dealers at Queven. Many thanks to Rob at Gaslow for sorting us out!

    Few pics from the travels so far:

    Welcome to Calais
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    Paked up at Plouha
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    Mont St. Michel
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    We are stopping in Port Louis at the moment and intend to move into the Pays de Loire tomorrow, head further south until we hit Spain and then carry on south until we hit the sea! All going well so far despite a few teething problems with the van.

    Read about it in my blog, linked below.
     
  2. dellwood33

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    Glad your'e having a good trip.
    Really good photos :Smile:
     
  3. hilldweller

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    Oh dear.

    J I M - make sure he's banned from the photo comp.
     
  4. TonyIsh UK

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    Don't feel left out, according to France24, the weather is on its way to you :thumb:

    Rgds
     
  5. Larrynwin

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    Hi Steve lucky devils wish we were on the road. Photos look good, did you fiddle with the one of the motorhome?
     
  6. stevegreen

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    I think you may well be right according to the local papers they have had some serious snow quite close to where we are but we have seen none if it, so far!!
     
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    The only thing I did with that one was to desaturate the yellows to get rid of the horrible yellow cast that the lights gave, I assume you noticed that from the strange looking rear number plate ;)
     
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    Yes , it looks to have increased the brightness of the motor home in relation to the remainder of the pic. The effect is good.
     
  9. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Get the bastard banned from the photo comp !!!

    I know of this young man.....He is / was a professional photographer !!!!
    and his wife is good looking too !!! enuff sed...ban him and ban him NOW !!!
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    Better have a Pro section especially for Steve. I only have a Digital Box Brownie, and thought Photoshop was where I got my Playboy mags :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Wow what wonderful photos steve,

    I know your a pro but why not give us all a little insight in to how you took these, ie camera and a few basic guides to get a good photo.

    The second one is tremendous. Its a shame that you have been banned from the photo comp, :cry:

    I just heard it on my pm. Apparantly its only open to people under the age of 42 with cameras costing less than £200, never mind maybe next year Jim will allow you in. :thumb:

    Have fun Steve we are on our way over in just 29 days.
     
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    Just had another look . The second photo is absolutely ace. Well done. That could be placed on any motor-home magazine.


    Do you sell these for money? if not you should do, that would make a great advert in the hymer catalogue.
     
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    Put it in the poto comp you are sure to win:thumb:
     
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    Now Now Stephen, stop stirring it up! I'm not nor have ever been a professional, I used to sell newspapers not take the photos for them :Smile:


    See above re: being a pro! :Wink:

    I use a Canon 5D and Canon lenses but thats incidental really, any camera can take shots like these you just need to know the manual settings, get it off the dreaded green AUTO and use the camera properly. If you want a good book on photography and you are a beginner then you could do a lot worse than [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Understanding-Exposure-Photographs-Digital-Camera/dp/0817463003/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263131334&sr=8-1]Understanding Exposure[/ame] by Bryan Peterson.

    Where are you heading?

    I wish! :Eeek:

    Banned before even trying by the looks of it :BigGrin:

    Anyway, i have updated my blog now thanks to a free wi-fi connection in Noirmoutier, on an aire that isn't in the Vicarious book! :Eek!:

    Thanks for all the comments on the photos, much appreciated.
     
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    A photo from today... in A wrecked boat against the sunset at L'Aiguillon Sur Mer in France.

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    Blog updated too :)
     
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    The Blog is great, really enjoying it :thumb:
     
  17. JockandRita

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    Hi Steve, smashing piccies.

    That was the result I was hoping for when I took photos of Le Mont, illuminated at night.

    It didn't "quite" turn out the same as your image though, and I think it is beyond anything "Photoshop" could ever do for it. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Have a great time,

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     

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    I know I am not what you might call an experienced motorhomer but after having read pretty much all the posts on fun for the last six months I feel I am qualified to say this.......

    may I suggest that you STOP slightly BEFORE you hit the sea ?
     
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    As a former editor, amongst other sins, I must say the photos are stunning - but in the same role, is 'Paked up' an acceptable typing error, or an excuse for racist jokes?

    Is the van full of paying illegal immigrants ready for the crossing, who'll think they've arrived in Britain? Watch it on your return, Steve, Immigration might be after you...
     
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    Just had an email from my friend who lives in the Lot area, Monquc, and he says the are deep in snow, just looks like the UK photos he has seen, also I see they are skiing on San Sebastion beach. Regards bri
     
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