Champagne as far as the eye can see…

The hills around the village of Ay are given over almost entirely to vines growing the grapes that will later be turned into (particularly good) champagne.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Field

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

In the cellars beneath Épernay, bottles of champagne lie maturing in racks.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

Thursday Doors: Epernay

Épernay is, after Reims, the principal town of the Champagne region of France – and well worth a visit. When we went, a couple of years ago, we stayed at a hotel that had been converted from a grand house that had probably once belonged to a wealthy wine merchant. This was the imposing entrance:


Thursday Doors 17 March 2016

Horizontal Lines

I have to saythat I’m completely in agreement with Cee when it comes not only to horizons but also other horizontal lines actually being horizontal; I use the Straighten Tool in Lightroom to correct my own errors – as far as possible.

Oradour-sur-Glane, with the Monts de Blond in the background.

Oradour-sur-Glane, with the Monts de Blond in the background.

Some other images featuring strong horizontal lines:

Finally, a couple of other images with multiple horizons:


Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Horizontal Lines and Horizon

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Against the background of a clear blue sky, rows of vines run up to the horizon near the village of Äy, in the Champagne region of France.



Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half