Back to an Iceland shot I worked up this morning.
This is one of the last ones I took in Iceland and I pinged it from the car at 90kmh!
Very Christian Fletcher…shooting from a car window I must say! 🙂
What attracted me to this shot is the glare coming off the winding road heading out to the Blue Lagoon, which is a famous Iceland attraction where you can swim in the thermal hot springs whilst it is near freezing outside.
The steam off in the distance is the Blue Lagoon and we spent a few hours there soaking our tired bodies after a solid 2 week shoot.
I wish I was there right now actually, I came out feeling 10 years younger!
As this part of our journey ends, we are on the road again tomorrow with a bit of a hell journey….but I am sure we are up for it!
Our final destination in Brittany was where we started, which was Messac and as it turned out, possibly one of the prettiest towns we have seen so far…go figure!
I managed to jag a shot of a 100 mph train scooting past us as a cross walk…man those things move!
In fact they go so fast that you can see through them with a slow shutter speed…very cool!
Here’s a couple for the ladies!
The pano is of one of the many locks we had to pass through and was one of the smarter ones for sure.
The lock masters took great care in maintaining their gardens whilst waiting for the next vessel to bring through the lock.
They were all built in the 1800s and still working very well.
Most have been converted to electric hydraulic now, but a few up in the far reaches were still gear and handle driven, both for the gates and for the gate valves.
The other shot is of a cat look out over a flower bed as a red headed lady rode through…thought the ladies might like that one as well!
A little bit rainy today, which was perfect for getting some cool shots of Autumn trees and also Street Art in a Skate board park.
And yes I even had Lee out in the rain…who would have thought!
The main subject of the post today is the little raincoat that Peta North sourced for me before my Iceland trip for my camera.
This is one of those items I have bought, where afterwards I have thought….’how did I ever do without it’!
In Iceland we were caught in some pretty heavy showers and this little camera raincoat saved the day every time.
It is design to have up to a 200mm lens and the design of the raincoat is such that it has a cool bit of vecro that wraps around the lens. The clear plastic is very pliable and does not crease or get hard to see through.
And the access points either side also work really well…all the while the camera is safely tucked away.
I would thoroughly recommend this to all photographers, but unfortunately I can’t recall the brand.
Peta or Paul North will be able to source one for you if you are interested:
You can find them at their website here.
For all those Docker fans looking for something to cheer you up, maybe this little gem of brightness will brighten your day up a bit!
I noce cheery Autumn shot from Brittany!
Yes indeed, this castle could be part of any scene in movies like the Knight’s Tale!
I have given all of these shots similar treatment to my last post as I feel the look is in keeping with the mood and history that surrounds such ancient buildings.
What stories the walls could tell if they could!
Just in case anyone hasn’t seen the movie Timeline, taken from the book written by Michael Criton,,,check it out. Timeline is up there with one of my favourite movies and is set in Medieval times with a time travel slant to it!
This Castle is situated in Joscelyn right on the canal banks.
The scene looked to me to be straight out of a medieval movie so I gave it some treatment to reflect the mood the scene was giving me when I captured the moment.
Another couple of images that represent the inherent beauty of Brittany!
To give you an example of what the French put into these scenes we even saw a guy at one of the Lockes today manicuring the lawn edges with scissors!
They are very proud of their gardens….and they do it very well!
There is certainly no lack of things to shoot in Brittany!
We passed through this old town somewhat quickly today, but will be staying the night there tomorrow.
We are killing a bit of time in Brittany at the moment cruising down the canals in Brittany between Renne and Josilyne.
Very pretty country side for sure and a photo around every corner.
Had some nice apéritifs last night with some cool French guys doing the same trip, but on their way back.
Here are the first couple from this journey.