The Provence region of southern France has an astounding variety of landscapes, but it is probably most famous for the endless fields of lavender dotting the area. We visited in July when the purple blooms were at their peak. I loved driving our rental car into the countryside and just 'getting lost' on the winding back roads, all the while keeping an eye out for scenes such as the one shown here. Entire fields of vibrant yellow sunflowers were often scattered among equally colorful fields of lavender. And very often, both colors were gorgeous foreground material for quaint hill towns that almost begged to be explored. If you ever get a chance to visit this area, Anya and I heartily recommend it.
For this shot I wanted nothing but lavender and one lone tree below a perfectly blue sky. I had to position my camera carefully to avoid electric lines and other distractions. Shot with a Canon 6D camera and Tamron 28-300mm lens.
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