The River Tarn, at Albi

Two views of the River Tarn at Albi, taken from the walled garden of the Berbie Palace, home and fortress of the Bishops of Albi and a stone’s throw from the massive brick edifice of Albi Cathedral.

The challenge here, for the travel photographer, was twofold – to find a pleasing composition which could combine the high, angular walls of the palace, the formal garden, the river below and the town of Albi in the distance, and to manage the extreme contrast between the deep shadows cast by the castle walls and the dazzling sunlight.

I would not want to suggest that either of these images is art, but they are, I hope, reasonably successful examples of the kind of image you have to try and pull off when you are travelling, and lack the time and opportunity to linger, to find the right light, and explore different perspectives.

As always, click to enlarge.

Let me know what you think – comments and feedback are always welcome!

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