Entries from 'France'

Weekly Facebook Cover Photo: Blue Hour on Mont Boron Skyline, Nice, France

For this week’s facebook cover photo, we are travelling all the way to south of France, in the French Riviera to one of the sunniest cities of Europe, Nice. Nice is the fifth largest city of France and became part of the country definitively only in 1860. It was known as Nicaea oppidum as early as the first…

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Weekly Facebook Cover Photo: Tour EDF, La Défense, Paris

So for this week’s facebook cover picture we’re going directly west of Paris at La Defense financial district in Puteaux. Built in 2001 by architects Pei Cobb Freed & Partners,Roger Saubot and Jean Rouit, EDF building iconic skyscraper of 24 stories one of the highest of La Defense at  a 165m high. To capture this scene, A Nikon…

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Weekly Facebook Cover Photo: Fontaine Medicis, Paris

A hidden gem located in the Luxembourg gardens in Paris, the unique perspective of the Medicis Fountain makes for a perfect facebook cover picture of the week. This landmark, previously known as the Luxembourg grotto, the Medicis Fountain was ordered by Marie de Medicis, widow of Henri IV around 1630 to engineer Thomas Francine. Since…

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Exploring Paris: The romantic terraces of Montmartre at night

Even though I’ve lived in Paris for 3 years back in the 2000s, I take even more pleasure capturing the city now that I don’t live there anymore. Maintaining a fresh eye and a unique perspective is easier that way. So, for this episode of Exploring Paris, we will spend a delightful evening in the…

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Exploring Paris: Cours du commerce Saint-André , Saint-Germain des Prés

This week article features the first of several “secret” places in Paris I want all of you to discover. Photos were taken in 2007 and 2010 with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D300 and a Sigma 10-20mm F/4.5-5.6. Some photos are HDR or DRI, but not all of them, find out which ones! Located…

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Discover Brittany: A walk in the village of Locronan

It has been 3 years already that I visited what I think is one of the most beautiful little towns in the world, Locronan. This little jewel is located in the region of Brittany, Finistère, France and 15km to the north-east Quimper. Built at the foot of a hill, the village was granted town status…

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Landscape Photography :Top 10 Photos of 2009

Each year brings new challenges and 2009 was no exception. Here is the top 10 photos published on my photostream on Flickr in 2009: Ranked 10 | The hilly Streets of San-Francisco II | HDR/RAW Ranked 9 |  Classic Seattle Skyline,  Washington, USA Ranked 8 | Spooky Evening in Bodie, California, USA | RAW Ranked…

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Merry Christmas 2009!!!

To all the readers and friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!   David Giral is a published Montreal/Toronto based editorial and commercial professional photographer specialized in architecture, interiors, portrait and travel photography. Blog | Flickr | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | LinkedIn | Email Text, photographs, and other media are © Copyright David Giral (or others when indicated) and are not in the public domain and may not be used on websites, blogs,…

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