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One day I'll get to the top of that sodding mountain... but not today

  • Posted March 20, 2011 by Stefan Fletcher Viewed 3976 times

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Vauvenargues again - the last home Picasso bought, the scenery Cézanne painted, the bloody mountain that I tried to climb again and failed - on the first day of spring.

This time it was my friend's fault. No honest. Actually, we were both knackered. Another time maybe.

I took a compact with me because I had to carry everything and I remembered the last time. This hideous blue behind Picasso's château is a typical example of “compact sky”. The B&W is an attempt to circumvent it. Nothing doing.

Yukky compact blue sky

It was more like this.

What I love about this rude sign is that it feels as if the owner had been interrupted all day and then got up to paint it.

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    • # Olga Helys

      "Faut pas insister " dit-il !
      Donc à quand le musée ...
      Merci pour cette magnifique balade :)

      2011.03.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Oscar

      Love #1......wonderful set and of course, belated birthday wishes Stefan!! :)

      2011.03.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Helen

      LOL, perhaps it'll be third time lucky?! Does your compact do RAW? That would solve the sky problem!

      2011.03.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Roger

      Added the first shot to my favs, so many cool tree posts today
      great set of shots

      2011.03.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Karman

      What a beautiful set. Adore the first one. :) I too could live in that house~as long as I did not have to clean it. :)

      2011.03.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Eric J H Joyce

      You often here it's the photographer not the camera that captures great photos. I know you are a great photographer, so the camera does make a big difference. I was using a Sony Cybershot all last summer, did not even want to post alot of my images.
      Great post.

      2011.03.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sadhya Rippon

      Why does a compact do this to a perfectly lovely blue sky? I'm sure you are the man with the answer.
      I love the first shot, in fact I felt compelled to put it into my favourites, (well I have just had a rather large G&T) but I am confident that I will still love it in the morning.

      2011.03.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Karenbeslay

      alors là je te le fairais payer la prochaine fois non mais et parce que je sais que tu aimes ça je te dis lol !!!!!

      2011.03.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kate

      Like the first one particularly...and the view and sky in #4 is fabulous. The sign made me laugh...in the uk we clearly do as we are told without explanation...and we are clearly not headed for Paris

      2011.03.20 Edited Reply Cancel