Tresco is probably my favourite island amongst the Isles of Scilly. Especially on a beautiful day like this one. A combination of country and maritime landscapes. Above the country. And the seashore with Cromwell's castle.
A few shots taken at dusk at Ouistreham (Sword Beach). August 2014. The picture above is an HDR shot
So beautiful and so peaceful now; imagine that beach on June 6th, 1944, some 70 years ago, with “an invasion fleet from eight different navies, comprising 6,939 vessels: 1,213 warships, 4,126 landing craft of various types, 736 ancillary craft, and 864 merchant vessels. There were 195,700 naval personnel involved”. Their sacrifice shall be remembered. Sword... Continue Reading →
The weather was bleak on that day. And I took pleasure in doing just what one should never do: i.e. split a landscape in 2. And it worked. I’m not unhappy with that shot. Normandy. Sword Beach (Riva Bella). Easter 2014.
With this picture, I used HDR to enhance the clouds of that Arcachon Seascape. The orange boat was there as a magnet, I couldn't resist the shot at Pointe de l'Aiguillon, a fisherman's spot further out of town. So, this is HDR with 3 different pictures put together, but I endeavoured to keep it simple... Continue Reading →
3 views of the same seascape in Arcachon, near Bordeaux. I'm torn on that issue. Should I use the portrait or landscape format? Should I keep the HDR or non HDR shots? I have decided to let you make that difficult decision on my behalf ... if you agree to vote. 7am CET update on... Continue Reading →
You've probably noticed by now, that I like HDR photography ... that is, as long as it's not done to death. These things require nuance and savoir-faire to use a French expression. The following shots are taken from the seashore at Arcachon (a famous Oyster spot) and show some decayed oyster racks and very impressive... Continue Reading →