I know, it´s in black and white and it does´t look at all pink! But the place lends itself to black and white, I´ve also got colour, so I´ll put one up soon too. I took this with an exposure of 5 seconds.
On the way back from Brittany we broke the drive in Courtenay in the Loiret. One of the advantages of taking pot luck like that is that you end up in odd places. The town was very much run down, the hotel too – but with plenty of photographic interest!
I´ve just got back after three wonderful weeks in Brittany, France. I took this shot, ok, a corny sunset shot, of the Île Vierge Lighthouse at Lilia on the North Finistère coast. The lighthouse was built in 1902 and with 82,5 meters is the highest in Europe. It was a wonderful sunset though – we sat on the coastal rocks chilling out and watching the sun sinking, as Bob Dylan sang, like a ship behind the horizon.
I´d just got my D800 back from the cleaners and what did I stumble across in the old town? Yes, a lost shoe! The first one for a while and therefore, even more welcome!
Another shot of the Zillertal Alps. This one was taken from the ski area above Mayerhofen looking across the valley. By and large I find alpine skiing bad news, in summer the piste areas look like building sites and with the ever increasing use of snow canons in winter, the environmental impact is getting bigger and bigger.
I´ve just got back from four days in the Zillertal Alps in Austria. This view is from the Greizer Hut looking roughly north along the cloud shrouded Floite Valley.
This is the new Palace built by the Elector, Max Emanuel between 1701 and 1704. He expected the imperial crown and built this Baroque palace in the expectation, which, sadly for him, proved not to be the case, in fact he lost Bavaria for a while in the War of Spanish Succession. Such is life and as Mick Jagger sang, “You can´t always get what you want”.