Travel Photography has always been a love of mine. Since I was young and traveled with my parents, I loved to make photos of the places we visited here in the U.S. Many of you may know that I took some time off from my usual work of Wedding and Portrait Photography and went to Europe on a personal trip. I went with my family to five countries over the course of 3 weeks. I do not consider myself a Landscape artist, but I love making photographs of anything and anywhere. I actually ditched my professional photo gear for those 3 weeks and brought a relatively inexpensive mirrorless camera with me. We decided to travel light with backpacks only which was a great decision. I picked up Lumix G85 with a 12-35 lens (the mirrorless equivalent to a 24-70mm lens). I was happy I did, though I did miss the amazing quality of my Nikon camera and lenses. I took it as a challenge to make the best images I could with what I had.
I absolutely fell in love with France some years ago and have been back twice now. I also took time to learn some french which made this trip the best ever. Highly recommended for a better experience in a foreign country. I will begin with the little town of Honfleur which sits on the coast of Normandy where the Seine meets the English Channel.
This area is famous for Cider and we drank plenty of it. My son is an Orchardist and makes his own cider, so he researched the best places to go. Within a mile of town we found this Cider House called Manor d’Apreval. (www.apreval.com) The owner is Agathe Letelier. Her family has been there for many generations making this earthy and delicious cider.
She only uses organic methods passed down through the generations. The cows graze among the apple trees to feed the soil. I have never tasted anything as delicious and unique than the cider we had there. An experience I will not soon forget. Plus, we went early in the season in May, so no tourists were there, just us!
I will continue to share my travel photography from this adventure, so check back soon for more of France images . Up next will be Mont St. Michel, the amazing World Heritage Site.
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