Besançon Last Weekend

Last weekend I made a visit to Besançon. The softlit backlight on the part of Besançon designed by Vauban (Louis XIVth‘s architect) was my only exposure of the weekend. In past years I would carry a smaller camera on my travels. Today I carry either a full-frame Canon or a Leica M8.

Besançon Jet du Minautore

The photograph was taken with a Canon 5D classic and Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 lens.

The British Are Back

The British have an history of invading France. It is a good thing today otherwise special sites like this would be in jeopardy. Long live the Romantic spirit.

One of the Burgundy Castles

The photograph was taken with a canon 5D Mark II and a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 lens.

Mowing the Back Yard

First, of course, that is not me on the tractor. I’m taking the picture. And this is not our property. But it is our backyard. Our village is surrounded by hillside pasturland for the Charolais cattle.

Pasture on the hillside

The photo was taken with a canon SD Mark II and a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 lens.

Fall Leaves on the Doubs

For many years I lived very close to the Doubs River in Besançon. I took thousands of photographs on its banks. Last fall on one of my occasional returns I caught some fall leaves backlit on its banks. In eastern France we have cold winters. And I do not look forward to it. Nonetheless, fall is certainly my favorite. It seems to be natures way of compensation.

Fall Leaves on the Doubs

The photograph was taken with a canon SD Mark II and a Zeiss 85 mm f1.4 lens.