The Tour of France 2015 – Photo Report

Col de Peyresourde,France- July 23, 2014: Upper view of the peloton climbing the road to Col de Peyresourde in Pyrenees Mountains during the stage 17 of  Le Tour de France on 23 July 2014.

Citeste in romaneste 2015 represented my 5th participation as a photographer at the biggest cycling competition, the Tour of France. The first two Editions (2011-2012) have been the result of some random crosses of my touristic trips with the roads of the Tour. Starting with the 2013 edition, which was … Continue reading

The Vegetable Market in Chartres – Night View

The vegetable market in Chartres, France in a delightful summer night

Citeste in romana This is the Vegetable Market from the city center of Chartres placed in the center of France. The market house was built in 1899 and hosts every week the market of natural products specific for Beauce area, which is also called “The Agricultural Heart of France”. Occasionally, … Continue reading

Freedom

Paraglider flying over the volcanic mountains in the Massif Central, France in a beautiful autumn evening.

Citeste in romana Most of the times I get my favorites photos in two determined moments of a photographic session. It is either at the beginning when I take the first photos (in the adaptation phase) when I am not yet very well familiarized with the subject and I’m still … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

People walking and riding bicycles under the beautifully illuminated and decorated entrance in the old part of Strasbourg city during the winter holidays. During December in Strasbourg are 12 Christmas Markets which make this city a real Christmas Capital. I wish you all a Merry Christmas You can buy royalty … Continue reading

Aerial Night View of Paris

From the top of The Eiffel Tower one can see breathtaking views of Paris. Here is an example of a beautiful image of the big city and the boulevard Champs Elysees. You can buy royalty free license for this image on www.dreamstime.comCome and discover visual suggestions for your visit in … Continue reading

Scottish Warriors

Two medieval Scottish warriors fighting in front of the audience during the “Week-end de L’ascension-Grand Fête médiévale” in Nogent le Rotrou in France.This was a historical reenactment festival around the Saint Jean Castle. This image is an invitation to browse my interesting collection of Medieval Characters. You can see with … Continue reading

Sunset Over Etretat, France

Image at the sunset of Etretat a commune in the Haute-Normandie region of France. The place is wellknown for its cliffs and wild landscapes which attracted important painters like Monet. You can buy rights managed license for this image on www.radurazvan.com You can discover more images from Etretat in my … Continue reading

Portrait of Cows

Portrait of cows located at high altitude in The Alps with The Mont Blanc Massif in the background. You can buy royalty free license for this image on Dreamstime You can discover more images from The French Alps in my travel images archive

Saint Malo

Image during the low tide time of the walled port city of Saint Malo,in Brittany in northwestern France on English Channel. Saint Malo is one of the most visited place in Brittany. In the past here was the home of the corsairs. Here was born Jacques Cartier who discovered, between … Continue reading

Publicity Caravan in Pyrenees Mountains

Port de Pialheres, France- 6 July, 2013: Row of Cochonou vehicles driving on the road to Col de Pailheres (Pyrenees Mountains), during the passing of the publicity caravan before the apparition of the peloton during the stage 8 of the 100 edition of Le Tour de France on July 6 … Continue reading

Story of “Le Tour de France” 2013

Col de Manse, France- July 16, 2013: Three cyclists Richie Porte (front), Christopher Froome (Yellow Jersey) and Alberto Contador (behind) riding fast on a plain road after the ascension to Col de Manse during the stage 16 of 100th edition of Le Tour de France 2013. During the 2013 edition … Continue reading

Le Tour de France Action

Le Pont Landais,France-July 10, 2013: The Yellow Jersey ( Chris Froome, Great Britain) pass through a group of excited spectators in front of the Mont Saint Michel monastery, during the stage 11 of the edition 100 of Le Tour de France 2013, a time trial between Avranches and Mont Saint … Continue reading

The Peloton in Mountains

Col de Pailheres,France- July 06 2013: The peloton climbing the road to Col de Pailheres in Pyrenees Mountains during the stage 8 of the 100 edition of Le Tour de France on 6 July 2013. To shoot this image I spent about 5 hours before the peloton arrived at this … Continue reading

Medieval Entertainers

A couple disguised as cave-people performing for entertaining the spectators, during a historic reenactment close to the fortress walls in Rodemack,France. It was bad weather there. It was cold and snowing slightly.The temperature was below 0 Celsius degree. However the performers decided to start the show.Their decision stimulated me to … Continue reading

Portrait of a Blacksmith

Portrait of a blacksmith working near the fire during a reenactment festival in Nogent le Rotrou , France. You can buy royalty free license for this image on www.istockphoto.com Come and discover the magic world of Medieval Europe.

Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris located on the Ile de la Cite is one of the most famous Gothic Cathedral in the world. Discover more images from Paris

Sunset at the End of the World

Beautiful sunset at Pen-Hir Cape in Brittany. I will try in the next period to make a collection of images with all famous and wild rocky capes on the Brittany Coast in North-West of France. This is the first and it is located on the Crozon peninsula on the west … Continue reading

La Plage de la Palue in Brittany

After hiking for few hours on rocky pathways, fighting a strong and chilly wind on the Atlantic Coast, it is such a happiness to discover from the distance the beauty of the powerful ocean’s waves on a peaceful remote beach. It is La Plage de la Palue in Finistere, Brittany,France. … Continue reading

The Peloton

Image of the peloton riding fast, during the first stage of the famous road bicycle race Paris-Nice, on March 4, 2013 in Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours. Their speed is about 70-80 km/h. If you are not fast enough you can loose any picture. You can buy editorial royalty free license for this image … Continue reading

Portrait of a Cyclist in Action

This year I attended for the first time few stages in one of the most famous one week stage races Paris- Nice known as “The Race to the Sun”.This image shows an environmental portrait of the Belgian cyclist Debusschere Jens from Lotto-Belisol team, riding during the prologue of the 2013 … Continue reading

Blue Mistery

Environmental portrait of an unidentified person disguised in a beautiful blue costume in Annecy, France, during a Venetian Carnival, which is held yearly, to celebrate the beauty of the real Venice. You can buy royalty free license for this image on Shutterstock More images from this festival in Annecy

Reflections in Strasbourg

Citeste in limba romana Beautiful reflections at the sunset of traditional buildings in a water canal in Strasbourg in Eastern France. You can buy royalty free license for this image on Shutterstock More images from Strasbourg

Tractor

Citeste in limba romana Do you know that France is the leading agricultural producer and exporter in Europe? This is an image of a tractor spreading substances in the early spring in a field in Central Region of France.Between the Seine and Loire rivers is a natural region called Beauce, … Continue reading

Adaptability Generates Inspiration

Citeste in limba romana        This is a photo that reflects in a perfect way the atmosphere of streets in Paris on the night between 2012 and 2013.        When we decided to spend that night in the streets of Paris, I started preparing very thoroughly … Continue reading

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is a place full of light and luxury, where you can understand why the sophisticated Paris is….Paris. Keep coming back to my website to see more stunning images from this place during the following days. I wish you all a Merry Christmas !!!

Strasbourg- The Christmas Capital

People and cars passing under the beautifully illuminated and decorated entrance in the old part of Strasbourg city during the winter holidays. In December, in Strasbourg are 12 Christmas Markets, which make this city a real Christmas Capital. You can buy royalty free license for this image on www.dreamstime.comCome and … Continue reading

Digital Crowd

Image of a crowd of people using various digital devices to photograph important paintings (Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci) in The Louvre Museum in Paris. The new technologies change the way we perceive the big masterpieces of the humanity, they change our life profoundly. You can buy royalty free … Continue reading

Paris at Dusk- Aerial View

From the top of The Eiffel Tower one can see breathtaking views of Paris. Here is an example of a beautiful image  of the big city and the river Seine at sunset. You can buy royalty free license for this image on www.dreamstime.comCome and discover visual suggestions for your visit … Continue reading

Paris at Night-Aerial View

Aerial view of the Arch of Triumph area in Paris at night. This very famous monument of Europe is located at an intersection of 12 roads in the big city. I photographed this image from one of the “tops of the world”- the last floor of the famous Eiffel Tower. … Continue reading

Medieval Parade

Parade of medieval characters with a traditional old style band marching near the Saint Jean Castle in Nogent le Rotrou,France, during a historical reenactment festival. You can buy editorial royalty free license for this image on 123rf  I organize an original collection of images with various Beauce and one with … Continue reading

Sunset Over the Field

Citeste in limba romana Beautiful sunset over a field with bales of hay in the Beauce region of Central France. This is the main agricultural region in France and it is a real ocean of fields. In this region lived and worked a big writer  : Marcel Proust . Inspired by … Continue reading

Allos Lake (Lac D’Allos)

Citeste in limba romana Image of Lac D’Allos (2228 m) during a windy day with sunlight reflections on the rippled water surface. This lake is the largest natural lake (54 ha) in Europe at this altitude.It is in The Southern Alps (Alpes de Haute Provence) in The Mercantour National Park … Continue reading

Surfers Admiring the Sunset

Citeste in limba romana Image of the silhouettes of three surfers admiring the sunset on the coastline in Plouharnel, in western France, in Brittany. If you are passionate about surfing, these places are worth visiting. You can buy royalty free license for this image on Shutterstock  See other natural wonders … Continue reading

High Speed Cycling

Citeste in limba romana The time trial stage between Bonneval and Chartres was the third stage of TDF attended by me this year. The weather was very good with exceptional lighting conditions, a sunny day with few clouds which acted as very useful natural soft-boxes. The stage was close to … Continue reading

The Peloton

Citeste in limba romana The second stage of TDF attended by me this year was the 12th stage during the climbing of the category I ascent to Col du Granier. My intention was to capture images of the peloton, including many cyclists during this climb. This is a good image … Continue reading

Sunset in Brittany

Citeste in limba romana Beautiful sunset over the rocks of  The Pink Granite Coast in Brittany, in the northwestern part of France. You can buy editorial royalty free license for this image on www.istockphoto.comFollow the development of the gallery containing amazing landscape images from The Pink Granite Coast on my … Continue reading

La Défense

Citeste in limba romana Image of the famous business district La Défense at sunset. La Defense is in the western part of Paris. You can buy editorial royalty free license for this image on DreamstimeFollow the development of the gallery from the modern business district in Paris on my website.

Technological Contrast

Citeste in limba romana Image of a traditional windmill close to a modern eolian turbine in a cereal field. I am very passionate about this type of old machinery: the wooden windmill. I like very much to discover it in various places. Very often they are in windy fields in … Continue reading

Eiffel Tower by Night

Citeste in limba romana Night image in Paris of the illuminated Eiffel Tower, the Seine River and a part of a specific ship. In this picture I enjoyed very much to use the various elements I saw to compose the image. The most attractive for me was that old wooden … Continue reading

Parisian Towers

Citeste in limba romana Late and cloudy winter sunrise over  Paris.  You can see a part of the very famous Eiffel Tower in the foreground. In the distance is the disputed Montparnasse Tower which is the second highest office building in the city. You can buy license for this image … Continue reading

Night Image of the Mont Saint Michel

Citeste in limba romana Beautiful night reflection of the monastery from Mont Saint Michel in northern France. Located at the mouth of Cuesnon river this is one of the most visited place in France. You can buy license for this image on Shutterstock Don’t forget to visit regularly RazvanPhotography’s website … Continue reading

Best images 2011

Watch on Best images of January 2011       Medieval Troubadour Read the post The Fight Between Dark and Light Read the post Lights and Shadows Read the post Flute Performance Abstract Read the post   Best images of February 2011       Upper Normandy Coast Read the post La Falasise d’Amont-Etretat Read the … Continue reading

Paris- The city of light

Citeste in limba romana In this image you can see why Paris is known as “The City of Light”.I took this image in a night walk in the city at about 1 am. You can buy license for this image on Dreamstime This year I will start to present an … Continue reading

Business District

Citeste in limba romana Night image of skyscrapers in the famous business district, La Defense,in the western part of Paris. You can buy license for this image here Discover France here

Dusk in the mountains

Citeste in limba romana Dusk image in Pyrenees mountains on the Ossau Valley in the South of France. The Ossau Valley is a preserved green valley, attached to its ancestral traditions: the moving of livestock called “transhumance”, traditional songs and dances. Intact agriculture characterizes the valley and many delights await … Continue reading

Herd of cattle at sunset

Citeste in limba romana Herd of cattle grazing at high altitude in The Central Massif in Auvergne region of France. You can buy license for this image here Visit RazvanPhotography.

Chartres illumination

Citeste in limba romana Image of the South side of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres during the “Festival of Lights”. This festival lasts yearly from April to September. During this period many important old buildings from the city are colourfully illuminated and discrete acompanied by music.It is an … Continue reading

The Central Massif

Citeste in limba romana Beautiful image of the Central Massif,located in the south-central France.Here is the the largest concentration of extinct volcanoes in the world with approximately 450 volcanoes. You can buy this image here Images from The Central Massive.

Yellow jersey

Citeste in limba romana Image of a group of cyclists including The Yellow Jersey (Thomas Voeckler-Team Europecar) climbing the category H mountain pass Aubisque in the 13th stage of the 2011 edition of “Le Tour de France”, the biggest cycling race in the world. This year I had the opportunity … Continue reading