Posts Tagged ‘France’

Château de Chenonceau, France - Forgotten Postcard

Château de Chenonceau, France – Forgotten Postcard

The Château de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley of France is a popular travel destination. This iconic castle sits partly over the Cher River. On still mornings you can see the Château reflected in the river below. For me, Chenonceau had a fairytale feeling that I tried to recreate with this Forgotten Postcard. The square … more

Mont Saint Michel, France - Forgotten Postcard

Mont Saint Michel, France – Forgotten Postcard

If you’ve ever visited Mont Saint Michel, you know the view of this imposing island fortress on a misty morning is unlike any other. Although these days, Mont Saint Michel spends most of its time as a tourist hotspot, I wanted this image to hearken back to the island’s darker and quieter times. I hope you like … more

Sacré-Cœur, Paris - Forgotten Postcard

Sacré-Cœur, Paris – Forgotten Postcard

Paris, France has such an iconic skyline, it’s hard to create a piece of art that is original and does the scene justice. I hope this Forgotten Postcard is a step in that direction. The view is Sacré-Cœur, and Montmartre as seen from the roof of the Pompidou Modern Art Gallery.


Photographing the Chateau Villandry

Photographing the Chateau Villandry

The Loire Valley in France is a magical destination for photographers. It is famous for its magnificent castles and chateaus, never-ending vineyards, and beautiful river-side landscapes. You can point your camera just about anywhere and capture a beautiful scene. For garden photographers, the Loire Valley is a paradise. Many of the chateaus have stunning gardens. … more

The Best of France Photo Gallery

The Best of France Photo Gallery

France is a dream destination for many people and a country that I love. It is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. The following are a few of my favourite photos that I have combined in a Best of France gallery. Click the thumbnail to view a larger photo with captions.  

The Pyrenees Mountains in July Photo Gallery

The Pyrenees Mountains in July Photo Gallery

In July last year, I spent an amazing day in the Pyrenees Mountains that run along the boarder of France and Spain. My husband and I took the Petit train d’Artouste, a narrow gage tourist railway that leaves from the Artouste-Fabrèges ski area. The train travels 10 km along the mountains high above the valley … more


Making Jurancon Wine

Making Jurancon Wine

Since I moved to Europe, I’ve become fascinated with the wine-making process. I was fortunate enough to be able to frequently visit the region of south west France where Jurançon wine is made. I photographed this process over a period of several seasons. The vast majority of these images are from Domaine Nigri, located outside the village … more

French Vineyard - Forgotten Postcard

French Vineyard – Forgotten Postcard

Despite my recent busy spurt, I decided to create a new Forgotten Postcard. This one was inspired by the Jurancon wine vineyards of Monein, in the Béarn region of southwest France. If you like this image please pay a visit to my Forgotten Postcards Gallery for all of the works in this series.

Pont-du-Gard, France - Forgotten Postcard

Pont-du-Gard, France – Forgotten Postcard

I needed to do something a little more creative today after days of editing my California images, so I decided to take another crack at the Forgotten Postcards series. This image was taken at the Pont du Gard aqueduct in Southern France. I’ve been to this location 3 times now, and it never ceases to amaze … more

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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian photographer living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She specialises in garden and travel lifestyle stock photography. In addition, she is a Photoshop professional and produces digital artwork as fine art prints. Alison is available for assignment work and commissions on request.

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