The Ocher Staircase by taffy

The Ocher Staircase

Rousillion has to be one of the most intriguing places geographically that I've seen. The color reminded me of the high desert in the U.S. southwest but these were cliffs overlooking a valley that went on forever, with the village sitting at the top of the cliffs. It was visually stunning and impossible to do it justice in a single photograph.

I'm hopelessly behind on commenting, and so appreciate your commenting despite my lack of participation. I'm trying to keep up with a post a day so I don't flood the thread when I get back. Today's our last day in Provence, then on to Barcelona tomorrow. SAD to leave!!
Wow, what amazing color. This looks like a wonderful place.
May 23rd, 2014  
Gorgeous light and wonderful color. Love the lines and curves of the cliffs.
May 23rd, 2014  
What a beautiful scene - stunning
May 23rd, 2014  
Amazing capture...love the colour.
May 23rd, 2014  
Beautifully captured and fabulous colour and light.
May 23rd, 2014  
Beautiful capture. Love the deep rich colors of the landscape. Great sense of scale and depth with the distant hikers. Almost looks like they're ascending into Heaven with that dramatic sky.
May 23rd, 2014  
omg you're in France! sorry I'm a little bit late! hope you're having a great time. tour pic is fabulous, it really shows the landscape and it's fab colors
May 23rd, 2014  
While you are on a tour of France I don't think anyone could be upset with a lack of comments. I find it amazing you are able to still upload and edit your shots. By the way, this shot is awesome. Big fave!!
May 23rd, 2014  
ahhh Rousillon! One of my favourite places! Here's one of my pictures of it from my visit a couple of years ago: http://365project.org/smevvy/365/2012-08-04

Your photo of the steps is absolutely stunning!
May 23rd, 2014  
Wow, great perspective!
May 23rd, 2014  
Overwhelming nature. So well captured. Love the colors and threatening sky!
May 23rd, 2014  
Wonderful colour and such phenomenal light
May 23rd, 2014  
@smevvy I'm thanking Heather here for the wide angle perspective of this place, and OMG, Taffy, I can see why you can't capture it all! You CAN certainly do justice to (and have) the portion yu took, but it boggles the mind what might need to be traversed to get to town! I can't believe your travels are going by so quickly...(Mine, too, as we head back home after being up the coast for almost a week.) I can't wait to see what you photograph in Barcelona! My finger is poised to make them all my favorites!
May 23rd, 2014  
Great shot, stunning scene
May 23rd, 2014  
Awesome colours. Beautiful scene
May 23rd, 2014  
This is stunning Taffy, it's a place I don't know but shall have to visit.
May 23rd, 2014  
Wonderful lighting and colours. Fav.
May 23rd, 2014  
Been there. Lovely place.
Fantastic shot. I'll catch up on your others soon but I've been busy working away. :)
May 23rd, 2014  
Love the leading lines and color great capture
May 23rd, 2014  
Absolutely enormous FAV! stunning picture.
May 23rd, 2014  
...sad to leave, but perhaps even better to come! No problem re the commenting...I enjoy travelling with you and your company so much, I don't care! Thanx for sharing on a daily basis.

This really looks like an interesting place and quite a long and steep climb! Hope we can see more of it in future posts!
May 23rd, 2014  
Fabulous coloured earth and lighting.
May 23rd, 2014  
Awesome capture
May 23rd, 2014  
Very beautiful, but Barcelona is great too. Lucky thing! Enjoy...
May 23rd, 2014  
This looks so lovely. A great shot!
May 23rd, 2014  
Love the lighting and pov Taffy! Quite the staircase!
Fav
May 23rd, 2014  
Fab image, and great light too.
May 23rd, 2014  
Stunning.
May 23rd, 2014  
Wow...fab shot!
May 23rd, 2014  
Instant FAV! Beautiful color!
May 23rd, 2014  
fantastic shot
May 23rd, 2014  
Spectacular shot! Can't wait to see where we go next!
May 23rd, 2014  
Beautiful. Awesome pov
May 23rd, 2014  
This is gorgeous .
May 23rd, 2014  
wow -love, love the colors in this shot and your POV is to die for cool.
May 23rd, 2014  
I thought you were in Bryce Canyon, Utah by this photo!
May 23rd, 2014  
What a wonderful place love the colours and the winding footpath.
May 23rd, 2014  
Stunning Taffy! I really like the dramatic lighting and the walkway leading the viewer through the photo. nicely done! Fav!
May 23rd, 2014  
Fabulous light and colours, stunning shot
May 23rd, 2014  
Stunning perspective and color. Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
May 23rd, 2014  
This is absolutely stunning... and an instant fav for me.
May 23rd, 2014  
Great composition and the colours and lighting are superb.
May 23rd, 2014  
Incredible colour, looks like a fascinating place. It has been lovely following you, photographically speaking, on your travels. Fav
May 23rd, 2014  
Lovely shot, beautiful light and colours on the rocks, the staircase works well as a "leading line"
May 23rd, 2014  
I'm amazed that's in France. The rocks and staircase are really fascinating.
May 23rd, 2014  
Gorgeous warm tones,a super landscape capture!! Fav!!
May 23rd, 2014  
Stunning capture! Love the colors, shadows and lighting.
May 23rd, 2014  
Wow... the colours are amazing!
May 23rd, 2014  
Very nice capture!
May 23rd, 2014  
Stunningly beautiful :)
May 23rd, 2014  
Wonderful colour and lighting
May 23rd, 2014  
Great light and colour, then a strong lead in from the pathway with figures for the eye to rest on.
May 23rd, 2014  
A super shot. Fav
May 23rd, 2014  
Sweet shot. Love the contrast with the sky as well!
May 23rd, 2014  
Gorgeous place and shot! Fav!
May 23rd, 2014  
Roussillon, a triumph of ocres and reds and incredible palette! I remember this stunning explosion of colours especially at sunset!!!!
Is it the season when lavander is in full bloom? That's another fond memory of Provence.
Thanks for making me relive those emotions!
May 24th, 2014  
@mara19500 We're a few weeks short of the lavender blooming, unfortunately, but it has otherwise been a perfect time. We leave in the morning, with such wonderful memories!
May 24th, 2014  
You are visiting such a gorgeous region and sharing amazing pictures. Glad you are enjoying it. And now enjoy beautiful Barcelona. FAV.
May 24th, 2014  
You are correct! Amazing colors here. Great shot
May 24th, 2014  
Wow what a stunning image Taffy! Fabulous colours! Fav!
May 24th, 2014  
Amazing colours and geographic formations. I'm surprised to see this in Provence which only points to my ignorance. :) Fav
May 24th, 2014  
Wow, Taffy! This is a fantastic shot. Love the speckled lighting and the dramatic colors. The stairway is fabulous. Super FAV!
May 24th, 2014  
Amazing capture and fabulous colour. FAV.
May 24th, 2014  
Wow, what wonderful light. I like the use of the figures to give the scene a sense of scale..
May 24th, 2014  
WOW!
May 24th, 2014  
wonderful shot
May 24th, 2014  
Love the composition of this shot! Great colours too! Fav
May 24th, 2014  
This does look like it was taken in the South West U.S. not Provence. Love the color of the rock and your POV! I have a similar shot taken in Bryce Canyon Utah that is a close duplicate - interesting
May 24th, 2014  
Totally amazing capture. I have never heard of this place but would so love to visit there! Really lovely Taffy! Huge FAV
May 25th, 2014  
Really cool shot Taffy. Hows it going? I see you're on an adventure!
May 25th, 2014  
Beautiful color and composition. Looks like an amazing place to visit.
May 25th, 2014  
Wow, I have missed so many of your photos. This is fab. Fav
May 26th, 2014  
This is so fab, like another planet. Omg (as our youngsters would say), Barcelona is the best! So enjoying seeing your amazing photographic skills on our continent.
May 26th, 2014  
What a fabulous place! Great capture, love the line of the steps and the amazing colour of the rock.
May 26th, 2014  
Wonderful capture of the stairs and the tones are so interesting against the dramatic and less saturated sky!
May 27th, 2014  
What a wild shot.....really does look like the southwest, but with a twist! I cannot wait to see your take on Barcelona....such a great city!!
May 28th, 2014  
This is so beautiful, Taffy. I love your photo, the colors and detail that you captured. I hope you post a lot more when you get home. FAV
May 28th, 2014  
Unbelievable! This is amazing as it is! Can't imagine how much more spectacular it could be. Fav!
May 28th, 2014  
this is fantabulous... there is just something so wonderfully mysterious and atmospheric about this image... wonderfully composed and such excellent use of the light... at least you have a glorious excuse for being behind :)
May 30th, 2014  
and yet another FAV -- so spectacularly captured. Oh, yes, and everything that @northy said. She's so perceptive in her comments!
June 1st, 2014  
Great colours...loving your wide angles recently...!
June 17th, 2014  
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