Sarlat, Perigord

Sarlat, is the capital of the Perigord and it is located in the heart of a forest. It is a town on the Valley of the Dordogne river.

Sarlat is a very high architectural quality. It is a very medieval town and has a lot of very large, and little sunny squares, It is very lively on market days.
Since 1928, the cinema producers have found this authentic surroundings good for historical movies.

Sarlat is a very  charming medieval city with some Occitan overtones.

It was absolutely picturesque.



Controversy over the photo published by NY Post, taken by Ubbasi of Ki-Suck Han

I am having this discussion with other US photographers but would be interested in all opinion. As my blog followers and blog readers you are a good mix of foreign and Americans and I would like for you to take the time to answer this question: The photograph taken by staff photographer Ubbasi of the NY Post of Ki-Suck Han about to be hit by a subway train that was featured on the front page of newspaper, should the photojournalist helped or was he right to photograph?
My opinion:
I think everybody will focus on the photographer versus the rest of the people who did not do anything. At at least he tried something. He will be a very easy target to blame when in truth, he did what he does best: he recorded the fact that so many people on the platform ignore the scene. Did he convey the message? Isn’t his job with one photo to maybe be able to change the world, or to bring awareness to the problem?
I am sure I am going to get some heat here…but I am interested to see and hear your opinion..: So let me ask a question to all: What is the difference between what the photographer did here and the one in the middle east following the killings there. The photographer know he is there to photograph the killing, yet he will not try to stop it. Why isn’t that the same to people in the US? Is it because you rarely get to see the photos as a citizen, unless you subscribe to a photojournalist magazine or read military magazine. Why do most foreign people go get their news to BBC or foreign magazine? Isn’t it because we get to see it as it is in foreign countries? I was shock to hear “why would the paper run the photos?” Isn’t that the job of the newspaper in the first place? I think actually this is a very cultural discussion. The bomb in the “allee des Roses” years ago in Paris had some shocking photos of a photojournalist shooting there…nobody asked why didn’t he help…I am sure he would of saved many lives…Just interesting to see everybody point of view on the matter.

Here is the photo I am referring to :

I look forward to hear from you!

On the way to the gardens of Chaumont sur Loire

The roads that took us to Chaumont sur Loire were so pretty…

It was quiet and peaceful.

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Presqu’ile de la Caravelle, Martinique

The presqu’ile of la Caravelle in Martinique is located on the Atlantic side. It is beautiful with all the beaches and the natural mangrove swamps.

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