A few days ago I noticed that the moon was full in the morning sky, and so I threw my camera in the car and left for the morning réunion de covoiturage at the nearby rond-point with the hope of a little detour on the way home for a photo.
I turned off towards the small hamlet of Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols and saw the moon just setting behind this cluster of buildings. I barely had time to get the camera on a tripod and find a good vantage point before the moon had dipped out of sight.
réunion de covoiturage = carpool meeting
rond-point = roundabout (a circular intersection without stop signs popular in Europe)
The Dentelles are a range of mountains with sawtooth rock formations stretching west of Mont Ventoux. We see them almost daily on our morning and evening school run between Bédoin and Avignon. They are positioned perfectly to catch the dawn and sunset light. The other evening I decided to do a bit of wandering to see if I could find a nice vantage point for a photo, and I wound up on a beautiful little country road that twists through vineyards and olive orchards.
I could have spent hours shooting in this little hidden valley, but I only had about 15 minutes before the sun set. I'll definitely be back!