I'm a sucker for classic black-and-white photography, but Provence just cries out to be photographed in color. I subscribe to the philosophy that a photograph should be presented in color when color adds something meaning to the image, rather than distracts from it.
A walk through the village reveals warm hues of ancient stonework and terra cotta tile, subtle greens of olive trees, grape vines and oaks, violet bundles of cut lavender and pale blue window shutters thrown open to an afternoon breeze. To this newcomer, color defines the experience of Provence. The light here brings out the something special in the pigment.
Today, as I wandered through the Monday market with my camera, I decided to pay special attention to the many shades of la couleur bleu.
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la couleur bleu = the color blue