Lonely Planet Writer

Beauty of the sun as it lights up landscapes around the world, is snapped in mesmerising colour

A French landscape photographer has spent the last three years travelling the world and capturing amazing destinations – from Iceland to Australia –lit up by the sun.

Lavender fields in Provence, France.
Lavender fields in Provence, France. Image by Julien Grondin – Beboy Photography

Julien Grondin, who goes by Beboy on social media, said while photography started out as a hobby while he worked as a graphic designer, he came to enjoy it so much he began working as a photographer full-time.

Meteora in Greece.
Meteora in Greece. Image by Julien Grondin – Beboy Photography

Julien told Lonely Planet that he has always travelled a lot, but for the last three years has been traveling around the world full-time and taking photographs of beautiful places, many of which focus on sunrises and sunsets, which he says creates unique and tricky lighting.

Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia.
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. Image by Julien Grondin – Beboy Photography

“People usually try to avoid this sort of situation because it’s hard to get a photo properly exposed with the sun in the frame but when you manage to get a nice shot with the sun in the frame, I think that the picture gets a totally new aspect”.

The Twelve Apostles in Australia.
The Twelve Apostles in Australia. Image by Julien Grondin – Beboy Photography

His selection of sunset and sunrise photographs cover Iceland, Greece, Croatia, the USA, Australia, France and many more destinations.

While Julien is able to work as a travelling photographer, he says it much more than just a job, it’s a passion.

Iceland.
Iceland. Image by Julien Grondin – Beboy Photography

After having been to so many beautiful places, picking a favourite destination isn’t easy. But Julien says that if he had to pick a place for landscape lovers, it would be Norway, saying it still has “pure and wide” landscapes and many opportunities for people who like to photograph the world’s natural beauty.

Yosemite National Park in the USA.
Yosemite National Park in the USA. Image by Julien Grondin – Beboy Photography

As for what’s next, Julien plans to explore more of Europe’s Nordic counties soon.

See more of his photography on his website, Facebook page and on Instagram.