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2018/06 Hiking in the Haute Pyrénées

Mid june 2018 I spent a few days with some photographer friends in the Haute Pyrénées.  Each day we hiked in the mountains, starting at around 1400m, the highest you can normally take a vehicle, then following trails to around 1800/1900m.  Magnificent, but very tiring, in part due to carrying a ton of camera, several lenses and a tripod !  We ate in restaurants each evening, then an hour or two to sort the day's photos before an early night.  The weather was magnificent, between 25 et 30°C with a refreshing breeze.

One night we camped out at 1500m (just a sleeping bag, no tent) so as to see and photograph the sunrise.  Unhappily it was rather misty, but an unmissable experience just the same. 

 

 

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I started taking photographs at the age of 10, learning by my mistakes, and now, in retirement, I can at last dedicate the time I would like to my passion for photography.

In the countryside I'm inspired by the beauty of nature all around me here in Limousin and Dordogne : landscapes, yes, but principally the details, a leaf, an insect or even a still life composition.  In town architecture provides interesting subjects, but the most fascinating subjects are my fellow citizens, especially when captured in candid street photos, often in black and white.

David Keast 2016

 

Attention !  These photos are not copyright free, all rights are reserved, it is illegal to copy them.

Copyright photo intro : Isabelle Cave-Baudry