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.

Solutré Pouilly, Bergundy, France

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Solutré Pouilly, Bergundy, France. copyright: charles kenwright/ www.openmind-images.com

Solutré Pouilly, Bergundy, France. copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

The myth has it that prehistoric man drove wild horses and reindeer from the summit. But the archeological proof shows they didn´t.

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
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

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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