Montagne de Lure

Distance: 57.5 miles. Elevation: 5154 ft.

Col de St-Robert | Pas de la Graille

High5 Zero Sports
Fig Roll

6 Replies to “Montagne de Lure”

  1. Bonjour Vince, très belle ascension que je n’ai pas encore faite. Je vois que tu es comme moi, tu n’aimes pas les nuages pour les photos ! Mais même avec, tes photos sont très réussies !

    1. Bonjour Joris! Merci pour votre commentaire. Je ne peux pas croire qu’il y a une montagne que tu n’as pas faite ! Toutes les ascensions de ma “bucket list” que vous avez déjà faites. Parpaillon, Mont Vial, Moutière, L’Authion, etc, etc. Et pourtant il y a des similitudes – Sauze, Villeplane, etc. J’ai beaucoup de rattrapage à faire ! Bon courage pour ton vélo. Je te verrai peut-être là-bas un jour !

  2. Hello from Canada Vince. I’m so glad to have to discovered your treasure chest of adventures and look forward to perhaps following in one or two of your tire tracks one day soon. Your photos are spectacular and I wondered if you could tell us what equipment you are using to capture your images? Thanks again for generously sharing your time and talents. Cheers

    1. Hello Martin. Thank you for your kind comments.

      I use a Sony RX100 MkIV compact camera. (Except for selfies – they’re usually taken on my phone). It has a 24-70mm (equiv) lens which gives a nice wide-angle. That’s useful because most of my shots are of landscapes. It also has an excellent pop-up electronic viewfinder which is very useful when taking shots in bright sunlight (when it’s difficult to use the rear screen). I also do post-processing of the images. The most important part of this is cropping. Often when I stop on my bike for a photo, I just point the camera in the general direction of the amazing view, make some general checks (focus, exposure (no sky blow-out)), take the shot and then get on with my ride, all the time knowing I’ll crop the image for a better composition afterwards.

      When photographing a scene where there is a huge difference in brightness levels, I’ll take 2 shots, one exposed for the sky and one for the dark bits (tunnels, etc), then combine the two in Photoshop afterwards.

      I hope you do get to ride some of the wonderful roads I’ve covered, and equally I’m sure you must have some amazing roads in Canada. Wherever you ride, good luck and keep the rubber side down!


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