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Castle Chambord on the Loire

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 14:54

What happens when camera technology advances? One would prefer to visit all former photo motifs again to take technically better photos. Well, that played a role in the second photo trip to the Loire castles in France. After we had recorded the first series on Fuji film with a Nikon F90x in 1996 and later digitized it with a Nikon Coolscan V-scanner,  we went along the river Loire  in spring 2017 again, now equipped with with a Nikon D810 and a Nikkor 24-20mm /f2.8 lenses.

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Clouds above Castle Chambord

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:51

Chambord Castle is the largest castle in the Loire Valley. It was built in the first half of the 16th century under King Franz I as a ceremonial and hunting castle near Chambord and is considered the most magnificent of all Loire castles. (Wikipedia). In 1996 we took the first photo trip along the Loire - without a smartphone, Booking.com, Google-Maps, Google-earth etc. - and without booked accommodations. So it was always adventurous whether and where we would get accommodation at the travel destinations.

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Ouessant - Island at the end of the world

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 12/21/2019 - 15:59

Through the Iroise, the part of the Celtic Sea declared off the Breton coast by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, it goes at the End of the World (Finis Terrae, the tip of the Breton peninsula and today's Department of Finistère) through the passage of fear to Ouessant, the westernmost French island.

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