I am in Provence, France, right now spending a couple of days scouting before my photo tour begins here. This is peak time for the stunning fields of lavender, and I want to make sure I find the best fields because things can change every year. The ideal is to photograph the flowers when the plants are mature and cover most of the ground. If the rows of lavender are not mature enough, too much of the dirt will show and, in my opinion, that's not optimal. I found this ruins of a stone farmhouse in a beautiful lavender field, but the rows of flowers were going across the scene and not toward the ruins. So, I photographed the field from another angle and the put the two pictures together to make the kind of picture I wanted. I made a little improvement in the sky, too. My settings for both the farmhouse and the flowers were 1/160, f/22, 200 ISO, and I used a 24-105mm lens.