Les Baux Medieval Festival

As part of a workshop in Provence in September of 2010, we went to Les Baux, France to attend a medieval festival and photograph the many sights.

 

Mine_adit

Les Baux is the site of the original bauxite mines which have become….

 

Bauxite_mine

Wine tasting cellars.

 

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The town was decked out in colorful banners and flags contrasting with the bright blue sky.  And the remains of the old castle formed the skyline.

 

Maidens_three

Many young maidens were enjoying the festivities

 

Archery_brigade

protected by a strong military presence; longbowmen

 

Crossbowman

and a crossbowman (with an anachronistic chronometer)

 

Ts_with_knight

who was the knight in shining armor for one of our photographers.

 

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Photographers, photographers everywhere!

 

Piper

Goat_man

Creature

A troupe of musicians and a dancer provided entertainment.

 

 

 

Yellowstone in Winter

On an early January foray into Yellowstone National Park, I had the opportunity to capture many images including portraits of several creatures coping with winter.


Snowy_peaks_wide

This image captures the feel of the environment.


Elk_rack

This regal elk kept his peace with the world.


Bison_portrait

 And this bison was more interested in eating than he was in us; thank you.


Vicky

 This red fox was begging to have her picture taken.

 

Big_horn

A big horn, keeping a watchful eye.

 

Wary_coyote

And a wary coyote keeping a watchful eye – on us.