Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol

Sunset Over A Summer Lavender Field In Provence



Views

6920

Likes

Awards

Legendary Award
Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1
Contest Finalist in Summer Adventures Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Art in Nature Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Four Seasons Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 500 Colors Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Freshmen 2015 Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in 1K Edited Shots Photo Contest
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
Superb Composition
Top Choice
ElizePrinsloo chuckmyer lindashields_6403 MaxRastello Forrest_Imagery dlr85 Sarahhpp +98
Outstanding Creativity
KrProductions_13 Sambhu Tavern16 roberthenry Lunasaffire Kruvi florencekennedybulthuis +35
Magnificent Capture
Slipstream nikoncameraman pk641 Shawn1007 keithhempfleng lulubecdubois Cainey1958 +35
All Star
ResQgeek Stellasview dianelochala Heidi777 countryside Reebee teetee1852 +19
Superior Skill
stephenbraunginn mcluck traceymcdonald shutternerd89 bambajka sallyG11 Kcable +8
Love it
StefCarle Wrench dfrancis2 Albert-Serra-Photography
Genius
NoDem PeggyAnn1953
Virtuoso
bud82520

Emotions

Impressed
patchyonion FergalBrady Cruiser48 chuckmyer Marcin_Wozniak davewx donnigislason +1

Top ClassTM

My Incredible Landscape Photo ContestTop 20 class
My Incredible Landscape Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol6Top 30 class
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol6Top 20 class week 1
The Colors Of Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Of Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wish I Was There Photo ContestTop 20 class
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
From Above Photo Contest get inspired magazineTop 20 class
From Above Photo Contest get inspired magazineTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class week 1
Around The World Photo Contest Digital Camera WorldTop 10 class
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Game Of Flares Photo ContestTop 20 class
Game Of Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Creative Visions Photo ContestTop 20 class
Creative Visions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Favorite Travel Memory Photo ContestTop 10 class
Favorite Travel Memory Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Favorite Travel Memory Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Colors Of The Rainbow Photo ContestTop 10 class
Colors Of The Rainbow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Flowers And More Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class
Celebrating Earth Day Photo Contest 2019Top 10 class
Celebrating Earth Day Photo Contest 2019Top 10 class week 1
Flowers And More Flowers Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class
The Swag ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 10 class
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
Shades Of Purple ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Escape Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Escape Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
My Escape Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Our Amazing Planet Photo Contest xpozerTop 10 class
Unique Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our Amazing Planet Photo Contest xpozerTop 10 class week 1
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 2
Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 1
We Love The Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class
We Love The Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Colorful And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class
Colorful And Bright Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 30 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 20 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 10 class week 1
Flares And Glitter Photo ContestTop 20 class
Flares And Glitter Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
Sunrise Or Sunset Photo ContestTop 30 class
Sunrise Or Sunset Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Flares 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Flares 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 3
Our Natural Planet Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural Planet Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 20 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 20 class week 3
Compositions 101 Photo Contest vol4Top 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 10 class week 2
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 20 class
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v3Top 20 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Long Exposure In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Grasslands And Meadows Photo ContestTop 10 class
Grasslands And Meadows Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 2
The Color Purple Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Color Purple Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 1
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Golden Hour Photo ContestTop 10 class
Multicolored Photo ContestTop 20 class
Multicolored Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 10 class
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Parks And Gardens Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fairytale Moments Photo ContestTop 20 class
Fairytale Moments Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Flares In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fairytale Moments Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Flares In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDR Beautiful Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDR Beautiful Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wide Angle In Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 class week 1
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Colorful Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sweeping Landscapes Photo ContestTop 30 class
Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestTop 20 class
City or Country Photo ContestTop 10 class
City or Country Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
City or Country Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 2
Summer Adventures Photo ContestTop 20 class
Summer Adventures Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 1Top 10 class week 1
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 20 class
Summer Adventures Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Layers and Rule Of Thirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Wide Angle Photo Contest Capture Life to The FullestTop 30 class
Composing with the Horizon Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Golden Moment Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Composing with the Horizon Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Composing with the Horizon Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
HDR Colors Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 10 class
Worldscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
HDR Colors Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 10 class week 2
HDR Colors Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 10 class week 1
Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Art in Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Bright And Colorful Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDR Landscapes Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 10 class
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Bright And Colorful Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
HDR Landscapes Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 10 class week 2
The Battle Of Advanced Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
HDR Landscapes Photo Contest Explore SeriesTop 10 class week 1
Beautiful Weather Photo ContestTop 10 class
Beautiful Weather Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Lens Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class
Lens Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Four Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Using Filters Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Discover Europe Photo ContestTop 20 class
Discover Europe Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
HDR Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class
HDR Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
In Front Of The Sun Photo ContestTop 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 20 class
In Front Of The Sun Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Essentials Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color Games Photo ContestTop 20 class
500 Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class
500 Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Alluring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 30 class
Sunny Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Sunny Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 3
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 20 class week 2
Image of the Year Photo Contest by SnapfishTop 10 class week 1
Light Through The Clouds Photo ContestTop 20 class
Light Through The Clouds Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Landscapes 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Landscapes 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sunrises vs Sunsets Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Amazing Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class
Lost In The Field Photo ContestTop 20 class
Amazing Sceneries Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Lost In The Field Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Bright Flowers Photo ContestTop 30 class
Creating Mood With Lights Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creating Mood With Lights Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Places Photo ContestTop 10 class
Peaceful Sunsets Photo ContestTop 20 class
Inspiring Places Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Peaceful Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 class month 1
Peaceful Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Peaceful Sunsets Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Peaceful Sunsets Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Your Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class
Your Summer Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Beauty Of Nature Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Amateurs Vol 6 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
My Evening Walk Photo ContestTop 20 class
My Evening Walk Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
My Evening Walk Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Infinity Photo ContestTop 20 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Summer 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Summer 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Freshmen 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Summer 2015 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Infinity Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Infinity Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 11Top 10 class week 1
1K Edited Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
1K Edited Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 20 class
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 30 class week 1
HDR Only Photo ContestTop 10 class
HDR Only Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Sun Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fascinating Landscapes Photo ContestTop 30 class
Pushing Limits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Sun Flares Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 10 class
Celebrating Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Layers and Composition Photo ContestTop 10 class
Inspiring Shots Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Layers and Composition Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 10Top 10 class
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 10Top 10 class week 2
Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 10Top 10 class week 1
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class
Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest With KelbyOneTop 30 class
Jaw Dropping Landscapes Photo Contest With KelbyOneTop 10 class week 1
Best Shot Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Foto Digital Volume 4 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 10 class
Foto Digital Volume 4 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Nature In HDR Photo ContestTop 10 class
Low Angle Perspectives Photo ContestTop 30 class
Photos With Filters Photo ContestTop 20 class
Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 2Top 30 class week 1
Color Experiments Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Photos With Filters Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug HQ Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photos With Filters Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Creative Traveler Photo ContestTop 10 class
Creative Traveler Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Photos With Filters Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

Categories


18 Comments | Report
Remraf
 
Remraf April 20, 2015
Fantastic and welcome to VB!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol April 20, 2015
Thank you!
leslie57
 
leslie57 April 21, 2015
beautiful colour and image
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol April 22, 2015
Thank you!
Jhunt PRO+
 
Jhunt April 24, 2015
Gorgeous. Spectacular sunset you captured. Welcome to VB. I enjoy your images.
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol May 07, 2015
Thank you!
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira April 26, 2015
Superb. Thanks for participating in my challenge.
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol May 07, 2015
Thank you!
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira May 15, 2015
Voted. Excellent
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol May 15, 2015
Thank you!
EverydayLivingMoments
 
EverydayLivingMoments August 11, 2015
Breathtaking!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol August 16, 2015
Thank you!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb September 13, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Freshmen 2015 Photo Contest!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol September 14, 2015
Thank you!
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 27, 2016
Wow lovely colors
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol September 29, 2016
Thank you!
Parallel
 
Parallel October 25, 2016
Helen, my congratulations!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol October 26, 2016
Thanks!
cyndimccoun PRO
 
cyndimccoun March 26, 2017
voted....
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol April 18, 2017
Thanks!
joepurvis_9485
 
joepurvis_9485 March 28, 2017
Fab photo!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol April 18, 2017
Thanks!
DonArsenault PRO
 
DonArsenault May 21, 2017
Nice lighting and colors. Well captured!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol May 24, 2017
Thank you!
Blossom_Girl
 
Blossom_Girl May 22, 2017
Welcome to ViewBug! This photo took my breathe away! Keep up the great work
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol May 24, 2017
Thank you! Glade you like it!
Niemann
 
Niemann October 29, 2017
Beautiful shot!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol November 08, 2017
Thank you!
John256 PRO
 
John256 March 07, 2018
Beautiful!
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol June 28, 2018
Thank you!
marilynyoungdoherty
 
marilynyoungdoherty June 27, 2018
Lovely
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol June 28, 2018
Thank you!
Forrest_Imagery
 
Forrest_Imagery August 09, 2018
A wonderful scene !
The rich, vibrant colors are spectacular. I particularly like how the layers of flowers, lead to layers of trees, then hills, then clouds and, finally to the warm intensity of the glowing sun.
Congratulations on the tremendous amount of recognition you have received; it is, well-deserved and, you should be very proud ! For this is a splendid photograph, indeed.
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol August 09, 2018
Thank you! It was one of most gorgeous sunsets in my life!
leitins
 
leitins March 18, 2019
Love it
Helen_Mountaniol PRO
Helen_Mountaniol March 19, 2019
Thank you!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at France, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. There are many lavender fields, because they grow there lavender and lavandin for sale. I traveled over there especially in the Summer to enjoy the lavender fields. It was my dream for many years.
Time
This photo was taken on Sunset, and this was one of the most beautiful Sunsets I have seen in my life - and I have seen plenty of them around the world.
Lighting
I intended to be there during the Sunset to capture, so I spent almost the whole day on the lavender fields waiting this time.
Equipment
The camera used to take this picture was Nikon D7000 with a wide lens. During evening period I always use a tripod, even that sometimes the tripod becomes too heavy. It's especially important to use it for capturing an HDR photo like this one.
Inspiration
My husband and I walked there, amongst the colorful fields, the buzzing bees and fabulous views of the Alps. During this period of Summer many photographers come to Alps to take a picture of the beautiful nature. So it was so amazing suddenly to find the peopleless field! The astonishing beauty of the Alps, the scent of the lavender, and the beauty of the Sunset inspired me taking this picture.
Editing
This picture was made from six jpeg photos, by merging them in Photomatix. Also, I like to use NIK Color Efex Pro plug-in for the finishing color editing.
In my camera bag
My usual set in the bug consists of: - Camera Nikon (today I use Nikon D750). - Two lens, one of them is always a wide lens for landscapes. That time, one year ago, I was using 18-200 Nikkor. This is a great lens for a traveler if you can not carry on too much equipment. - Polarizing filters. - A tripod and a remote control.
Feedback
It is important to plan your travel and the shooting time to capture the perfect light. Check all your equipment several times before you go to the field. Once I run out of battery during a capturing an amazing sunset. Always check the camera settings after you gave the camera to a lab for matrix cleaning - these guys may alter your settings! For example, this picture merged from six JPEG file exactly because they changed the format settings and I shooted long time in JPEG format instead of RAW. Always mount the camera on a tripod and use a remote control for the landscape shooting. Don't fix it in a single position, rather play with the angle of the camera and height of the tripod. Don't be lazy, do try different heights! Extend and shorten the tripod legs. When you use wide lens, even a minor change of the angle strongly affects the composition of the whole picture. And have fun!

See more amazing photos, follow Helen_Mountaniol