After spending a few days in the city of Paris, the wife and I decided to rent a car and visit the countryside of Normandy. Our plan was to wake up early and head out before sunrise to visit Mont Saint-Michel in the morning and drive back to Giverny that afternoon which is just outside of Paris to visit Claude Monet’s House. You can visit Claude Monet’s property and walk around the gardens and inside of his house(admission info here). I knew he was a famous French Impressionist painters that started the Impressionist Era and created some spectacular paints. Claude Monet is most notably known for his Water lilies paintings. So I wanted to create something that looked like one of his paintings but I could not prepare myself for what I was about to see. He built his own pond to paint the Water lilies and when we walked up to the pond edge, it looked just like his paintings. The calm surface of the water, the puffy white clouds, all the way down to the colors of the near by trees on the water surface. I really enjoyed my time here in Giverny photographing this beautiful landscape that Claude Monet stood at 100 years ago painting his famous Water lilies. This image was taken with a Sony A7R and a Canon 50 1.4 lens. If you have any questions about how I made this image, or anything about Claude Monet’s House, please ask me in the comments below.