I’ve been on holiday. I love going on holiday, but not because it’s relaxing. I really don’t think that holidays are or can be. I love going on holiday because I love having a break from home, from the usual routines and from my to do list.
One of the things I love to do most when I’m on holiday is take photos. I’ve been in Brittany (Bretagne to the locals) which is a beautiful part of the world. Very photogenic which was nice for me!
I’m going to share some of my photos with you:
I liked the combination of the church and the chimneys in this picture.
As you can see, this viaduct is enormous. It overshadowed the whole town, but not in an unfriendly way.
Towns in Brittany are full of these old Tudor-like style houses. I guess that’s what more of England would look like if we hadn’t been bombed.
I loved the pattern that these arches make.
These stones make a burial cairn that has been dated between 4,500 and 3,900 BC. It blew my mind to be standing there in front of a 6000 year old structure.
The old and the new meet at a train station.
Along with flowers, I think boats are my favourite photography subject. The evening that we were here in Paimpol was absolutely beautiful and the light was so perfect for photos.
Much of the north Brittany coast is made up of pink granite, which looks beautiful matched with the blue sea.
We went swimming here, and it felt so invigorating and intoxicatingly beautiful.
As I said, I love photographing flowers. I am told that this is a passion flower.
The flag of Bretagne.
More boats at Paimpol.
I love the reflections in the water.
More boats to finish.
When I was taking a module on photography and pictures from South America for my degree, I came across a quote, and unfortunately I have no idea who said it. But it’s something that has stayed with me and that I think about with interest when I’m out with my camera:
“An painter chooses what to put in his creations. A photographer chooses what to leave out.”