Although I do enjoy writing travel journals, as the chapter draws towards the end, it often gets more tedious. Historically, Cynthia and I become more productive towards the end of a holiday. Perhaps we are more used to the holiday rhythm. Or perhaps since we often cover the cultural aspect of the trip before the scenic aspect, I end up having more photos to work on in the later part of the journey. I do not make a lot of micro adjustments to the photos, mainly to apply digital filters if necessary. White balancing is taken care of by the grey card we use in almost every composition, fortunately. The most time consuming activity is the addition of captions to each and every photo that I have selected for the album of the day. I have to cross reference my notes with the printed materials I have as well as the information available online. Also, as the days go by, the camera sensor and lens begin to get dirtier. And it takes time to zoom into each and every photo and to comb through the image (the sky especially) and remove those spots. Not that I am complaining. The end result is worth it, to the two of us that is.
Day 8, we have visited St-Tropez, a town by the sea. Ramatuelle. an ancient town with strange life size figures everywhere (see photo above). Cannes, another town by the sea and no, we did not manage to meet any celebrity. And St-Paul-de-Vence, another ancient town that has a very special personal memory: Never ever try to drive into an ancient town again.
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