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I fear it’s far from being an unusual view from Gordes because every postcard I saw in Provence was taken about this place. And to tell the truth, when one drives up to the village, you can see about one third of the cars stopping close to this spot to take a picture of the village.

Still, from this spot, I have to admit the view is always breathtaking, especially in the afternoon when the sun makes the stones more vivid. Even if it’s one of the wealthiest place of Luberon, it’s quite typical of the topography of this area of Provence. Because this region was historically subject to many invasions, most of the villages were hung in the heights so as to anticipate as much as possible the coming invaders. Most of them are protected by high walls, with narrow streets leading to the top place were the church and a kind of castle is usually to be found. From this kind of village, one can have a large view on the beautiful landscape, especially at spring or early summer because one can find wonderful flowers or plants. My suggestion for you is to go there mi-june when fields of lavenders provide amazing purple colours which, together with the blue sky and the golden stones are simply unforgettable.

I slightly cropped the original framing, added a small framing, adjusted a little the colours to warmer tones and applied an USM at 60% for enhancing details. During this week-end, I tried to apply some advices like avoiding using the DOF at its maximum possibility so as to prevent colour and shape distortions. Hope you like.

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