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.
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The limestone of the Totenkirchl has been weathered over millions of years and, to me, bears a strange resemblance to one of those anatomical diagrams showing hand and foot joints, or a many hundreds of meters high whale skeleton. This is appropriate because the name “Totenkirchl” roughly translates as “Church of the Dead”, at least that´s my translation.
Last Friday I walked up to the Stripsenjoch Hut in the Kaiser Mountains. The sun is sinking behind the Brandenberg Alps, more commonly known as the Rofan Mountain Massif and the Karwendel Mountain Range. Between my camera tripod and the mountains lies the Kaiser Valley and the River Inn.
The limestone Kaisergebirge and particularly the Wilder Kaiser are of seminal importance in the history of mountaineering and rock climbing. It is here that, for over one hundred years, climbers have pushed the limits of what was considered possible. And the mountain refuge hut on the Stripsenjoch ( joch = pass or col) is right next to classic rock climbing mountains like the Predigstuhl, Fleischbank und Totenkirchl.
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.
Back over to the bizarre rock formations of the Pink Granite Coast – again they seem to work well in black & white.
Dolmen is another Breton word and means stone table. They were usually graves. I´ve processed some of these shots of Carnac in colour but the place seems to cry out BLACK & WHITE!!!