A place to share a few of my photographs.

Archive for January, 2011

Trevou-Treguignec

Reflections on the Beach

We drove over to Trevou-Treguignec with Roger and had a bracing walk along the beach. No pictures of Roger yet as he never sits still long enough when we are outside!

Rocks and Pebbles

Going for a walk

Walk on By

Contours of a Rock

Beach path

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Paimpol Port

Reflections in Paimpol

The following pictures show a small representation of the wide varirty of boats that are moored in the Port at Paimpol.

Fishing Boat

Ropes

Detail

Reflections in the port of Lezardrieux


Sunrise on the Sillon

Restaurants on the Sillon

Up early to catch the sunrise on the Sillon de Talbert and l wasn’t disappointed. With nobody else about l could take my time getting the shots l wanted. Alas, it soon clouded over but l was happy with what l got.

Early clouds

The small lumps in the foreground are lugworm casts. Hundreds of them.

Close up of the lugworm casts.

These rocks make up part of the new sea defences to stop erosion of the fragile sand banks. Well, that's what l am assuming. Personally, l don't think these are necessary as they are not on the sea facing side. I'll try and find out.

My next walk on the Sillon will coincide with a high tide to show it at its best.


Cabbages & Turrets

A field of cabbages

I passed this field of cabbages on my travels yesterday. The light was fading and rain was coming in so it was a challenge to get the right shot. I think l will try again on a sunnier day to compare what shots. The field next to it was of Curly Kale. I have never seen so much being grown in one place before.

I love the textures on this cabbage. Nature’s art work.

A field of Kale

Cabbages

Turret

Had to include this which l saw on my way home. Again, l think l will try and capture this on a sunnier day. This, like many of my images, has been edited through Photomatix, a HDR software editing tool. It enables you to produce some incredible images but you must not over do it. I think it works well on architecture. This one needs a little more tweaking to get rid of the flare around the top of the turret.


Colour v B & W

Beach at low tide

 

I thought l would play about with photoshop for a while and try my hand at HDR colour and black & white and see how they compare. The images are, again, taken on our peninsula on a very low tide. It is incredible to see how large some of the rocks are out at sea and are submerged when the tide returns but not by much. Another reason why l don’t have a boat!

So, back to the colour v B & W thing. I love both but B & W has a timeless beauty to them. I remain sat on the fence for the time being.


Sillon de Talbert

Foot prints

The Sillon de Talbert is a natural spit of sand and shingle some 3 kilometres long. It never becomes completely submerged and is home to numerous seabirds. It is situated on our ‘Presqu’ile Sauvage’, the unspoilt peninsula only a few klms up the road. When we first arrived here and were looking for houses we stumbled upon the Sillon one Sunday afternoon. There were many people there walking their dogs, children playing and people flying kites. The national kite flying championships used to be staged here.

Yesterday l had it all to myself. Its a great place to go when you feel you really need to get away from everything and everybody and even better when there is a big high tide and the water is lapping either side of the path. You can almost imagine you are walking on water. More pics to follow over the coming months.

Looking Inland

Wonky fence


Three Little Piggies

One Little Piggy....

We came across these little chaps, Gloucester Old Spot’s, while we were walking with our friend, Jan, close to May Hill. They were beautiful pigs. I couldn’t rear them and kill them. They would end up as life-long pets l am sure.

Pig and His Mates

They wouldn’t stay still so it was hard to get a shot that wasn’t blurred.

Big Ears