Views from Mont Ventoux

Monte Ventoux from St Didier

Mont Ventoux is about 45 minutes drive east from Avignon, deep in the centre of Provence on the south east corner of France. The mountain dominates the surrounding countryside, with its distinctive white top that looks like snow from the distance, although from close-up it’s a huge area of white stone.

The dawn pictures here were taken within about 90 minutes of each 0ther. It was so cold that I thought the camera battery would die. The daylight pictures were from other visits. I’ve returned many times, but never again found that early morning light.


  • Sunrise, Sept 1994
  • Daytime, Nov 1996

Technical info:

  • Bronica GS-1 6×7 rollfilm (55mm  x 69mm)
  • Bronica GS 65 mm, 100 mm and 150 mm
  • Agfachrome RS 50P for frame 1, RS100P for frame 5
  • Kodachrome 64 for frames 8, 12, 14, 15
  • Fujichrome RVP for frames 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13
  • Scanned on Epson V700 Photo at 2400 bpi 64-bit colour (250 Mb images)

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  • Mont Ventoux, Haut Alpes, Provence, France
  • Sunrise, panorama, views from Ventoux, rocks, rockscape

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