While most of France has been suffering from truly wintry conditions when it should be spring, here on the French Riviera we’ve been enjoying fairly balmy weather. Well, that was until two nights ago when the “Mistral” started blowing and the sky dumped a bucket-load of rain on us. But one thing about rain is that it clears the air – my allergies haven’t been nearly as bad since, and the sky was perfect for photographs.
I’m staying in a little village called Grimaud, which overlooks the Gulf of St. Tropez. As soon as the rain stopped and the sun broke through the clouds, I went out for a short walk with my 70-200mm lens and 1.7x converter. I’m loving the long lens, but still can’t seem to find the right f/stop to give me anything resembling sharp photos with the converter attached. Herewith the results: a small corner of the French Riviera after the rain.