While I was on the Ultimate Train Challenge, I got to make my first stop in Bordeaux, France, home to one of the best wine regions in the world. And as you know… I do like my wine. The city is really beautiful and will be certainly in the crosshairs of my camera many more times in the future.
This is a shot of one of the massive Catholic Churches in town, a little tweeked out with some HDR, but I hope you like it. The blown out part above the church is actually the sun — I was shooting this directly back into the sun, which is a bit of an unusual method, but I like it anyway.
Speaking of the Ultimate Train Challenge… the voting is on to determine the winner of the Scavenger Hunt (click on that link there to go to the voting post). It would be great if you could take a few seconds and review that post and vote for one of us. Thanks for your support of that fun and amazing trek.
I will be writing a LOT more about the UTC in the coming weeks, but want to thank our sponsors yet again, since they were so amazing to work with. Many thanks to: HostelBookers, Eurail.com, Real Russia, and China Odyssey Tours.