A Day in the Napoleonic Era – Haras du Pin – France
Le Haras du Pin, located in Normandy, is one of the most prestigious stud farms in the country. It is often referred to as the ‘Le Versailles du cheval’ or ‘Versailles of the horse world’ due mostly to its stunning architecture. Le Haras du Pin was founded by Colbert in 1665 and approved by Louis XIV in 1715. In the summer of 2010 it became the stage for a three-day Napoleon camp reenactment.
Historical reenactment events are a wonderful opportunity for some great photography. Yet, it is often very tricky to isolate the subjects from the thousands of visitors gathered to watch the various scenarios. I used my beloved 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens exclusively that day. Here are some of my favorite photos of the event. I hope you enjoy them. Please share your thoughts by leaving a message! Thanks! Valérie