I hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure did! I had a couple nice long inspirational bike rides through the foothills of Colorado. I do my best thinking out on the bike. I call it endorphin induced creativity. I have been doing a lot of that lately. I get on the bike, load my favorite playlist, hit the first hard effort and just let the emotions, dreams, and ideas wash over me. Once they are all in order, I hope to share them with you. They are just too fragile and ephemeral right now to share.
Here in today’s photo, we are watching the moon as it rises over the Pyrenees in a little town called La Mongie. In the winter it is a renowned French ski town. In the summer it occasionally hosts stages of the Tour de France. Lance Armstrong won an decisive stage here in 2002. The town also boasts the incredible observatory, Pic du Midi. As much as it pains me to say it, due to poor weather conditions, I missed the opportunity to visit the summit. I find comfort in the fact that I will return again someday. It is such a beautiful place to ride your bike, I have to return. My favorite road in the world, D26, traverses the base of these mountains. More about that on a later date. You will find some footage of La Mongie in my most recent movie ‘Chasing The Tour’.
Exposure 1/5000 sec
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias -5/3 EV
Capture – 1 image
Photomatix 4 -HDR/Tonemapping
Adobe Camera Raw
Nik Define 2.0 – Noise Reduction
Nik Color Efex Pro – Glamour Glow
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