Evening Light, Ile D´Ouessant

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Lighthouse of nividic, pointe de pern, ile d ' Ouessant (Ushant), Brittany, France. copyright: charles kenwright/ www.openmind-images.com

Phare de Nividic, Ile D´Ouessant (Ushant), Brittany, France. copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

Evening Light

A few days later the storm, heralded by those cirrus clouds, hit the west coast of France. Fortunately by this time we had already left the island.

To the Lighthouse

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Phare de Nividic, Pointe de Pern, Ile D´Ouessant (Ushant), Brittany, France. copyright: charles kenwright/ www.openmind-images.com

Phare de Nividic, Pointe de Pern, Ile D´Ouessant (Ushant), Brittany, France. copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

Phare de Nividic, Pointe de Pern, Ile D´Ouessant (Ushant), Brittany, France. 

I´ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Brittany, France. During which I spent a week on the island of Ouessant or, as it is mentioned on the BBC shipping forecast, Ushant. The Bay of Biscay is well known for it´s treacherous weather and this island certainly has a very tricky coast for shipping! It can be reached by a roughly 2 hour ferry trip from Brest.

Late Evening, Pointe du Raz, South Finistère, Brittany, France

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Point du Raz Charles Kenwright

Pointe du Raz, South Finistère, Brittany, Bretagne
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This is the nautical radio communications centre at Pointe du Raz. It was another big coastal sky but this time coupled with a howling gale blowing in from the Atlantic. A scene both breathtaking in the visual as well as physical sense!

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Leaden Sky, Penmarch, South Finistère, Brittany, France

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Penmarch Charles Kenwright

Penmarch, South Finistère, Brittany, France
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Some of the most interesting landscapes, or in this seascape, are, at first look, the most gloomy. The remains of the concrete pier are, I have to admit, pretty ugly, the sky is one of those “is it going to pour down?” skies, but non the less, the place has a certain gravity – it fascinated me more than if it had had a blue sky and nice fluffy sheepy clouds. But there again, I do tend towards a certain gloom in my photography.

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Misty Sunrise, Rivière de Morlaix, North Finistère, Brittany, France

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Morlaix Charles Kenwright

Misty Sunrise, Rivière de Morlaix, North Finistère
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The tide was out, revealing the mud banks. The sun shone through the early morning mist giving the scene a ghostly feel. It was a wonderful 30 minutes or so until the mist was burnt off and the atmosphere was gone.

Folk Costume, Landerneau, North Finistère, Brittany, France #2

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Landerneau Charles Kenwright

Folk Costume, Landerneau, North Finistère, Brittany, France
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Here is a second photograph taken at the music festival in Landerneau. The complete picture gallery can now be seen online. Please feel free to click through the photographs.

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Folk Costume, Landerneau, North Finistère, Brittany, France

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Landerneau Charles Kenwright

Folk Costume, Landerneau, North Finistère, Brittany, France
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The Breton culture is strong and vibrant. These girls, dressed in their Breton costumes, were taking part in a music festival in Landerneau. It seems that nearly everyone in Brittany  plays an active part in keeping their culture alive.

It´s the small things that catch the Eye.

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Leaf Charles Kenwright

Leaf, Côtes d’Armor, Brittany, France
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It´s often the small things that catch my eye. I was wandering around the Côtes d’Armor in Brittany, looking at the amazing rock formations there, when I looked down into a small tidal pool. There I saw this leaf – the colours, the seaweed the slight movement all seemed to come together. 

 

Stained Glas Window, Chapelle St-Michel, Douranenez, South Finistère, Brittany, France

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Brittany Charles Kenwright

Stained Glass WIndow, Chapelle St-Michel, Douarnenez, South Finistère, Brittany, France
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This splendid abstract stained glass window in Chapelle St-Michel in Douarenez really caught my eye, I loved the light patterns on the church floor.