A view of the harbour featuring The Lieutenancy & carousel in the distance, Honfleur, France

Honfleur: Pictures from this beautiful town

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Honfleur is a favourite of ours

Honfleur’s cobbled streets are lined with galleries, shops and bars.  The restaurants here serve up fine regional cuisine.  Look out for the galette’s, and if it’s a tipple you’re after then it’s Calvados, that most distinctive apple brandy; you’re in Calvados country after all.

This old harbour has been captured many times by renowned artists such as Monet & Boudin, as a result aspiring students of the école de Honfleur flock to the town. The area has a relaxed feel to it and you will want to explore the narrow streets that lead away from the quayside.

This is also where the River Seine finally reaches the sea. That’s right, the river that runs through the centre of Paris completes it’s 483 mile (777km) journey.


Here’s my collection of shots from a short break in May 2007.

The technical bits

All images captured on my Canon EOS-1D Mark II N.   I limited myself to the EF16-35mm L series lens which can often be my preferred lens  in a town or city.   You can correct the ‘converged verticals’ in post-production, however I often leave them as is for effect.

All of the shots we captured in camera raw and imported into Adobe’s Lightroom.  A number of the images were tone-mapped using HDRSoft’s Photomatix to increase the impact.  The final clean-up of the images was performed in Adobe Photoshop, specifically dust removal and a final sharpening of the images.

As always, if a particular shot interests you or want to know more about my workflow just let me know.

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