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.

Winter´s Return, Wallis, Switzerland

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Allalinhorn Charles Kenwright

The Hohlaubgrad and the Rimpfischorn
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Winter is never far away above 3000 meters. It had snowed in the night up at the Britannia Hut (3030m) and we awoke to see the rocks around the hut covered in snow. The day was cold, windy and seemed to have jumped a few months into the winter season. The strong winds, though, blew the clouds through at great speed which gave us  constantly changing views. This photograph shows the lower part of the Hohlaubgrat dropping down from the Allalinhorn and, behind that,  the lower part Rimpfischorn lit by the early morning sun.

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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Chosen! Ausgewählt!

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Frauenau Trinkwassertalsperre Charles Kenwright

Frauenau Trinkwassertalsperre, Bayerischer Wald, Germany
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I´m happy to write that my photograph, “Frauenau Trinkwassertalsperre”, has been selected by the jury to be displayed in the second annual exhibition at the Litvai Galerie für Fotografie in Landshut. The exhibition runs as part of the 9th Landshut Art Night.The jury comprised the Artist Stefanie Reiter, Jörg W. Ludwig, Galerist, LA Projects and Franz Schneider, Chairman Neue Galerie, Landshut. The Vernissage will take place at the gallery on Friday the 12th September from 8pm.

Es freut mich Ihnen mitzuteilen, dass mein Bild „Frauenau Trinkwassertalsperre“ von der Jury in die zweite Jahresausstellung der Litvai Galerie für Fotografie, im Rahmen der 9. Landshuter Kunstnacht, gewählt worden ist. Mitglieder der Jury waren Stefanie Reiter (Künstlerin), Jörg W. Ludwig (Galerist, LA Projects) sowie Franz Schneider (Vorsitzender Neue Galerie Landshut).

Die Vernissage findet am Freitag, 12. September ab 20. Uhr statt.

 

The Allalin Glacier, Wallis, Switzerland

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Allalin Glacier Charles Kenwright

The Allalin Glacier, Wallis, Switzerland
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Yesterday I posted the last couple of meters below the Strahlhorn summit; today it´s a general view taken from the Britannia hut (3030m) looking south. The large glacier is the Allalin Glacier. From left to right, the lower mountain is the Fluchthorn (3790m), behind that is the Strahlhorn (4190m) then comes the impressive Rimpfischhorn (4198m) and the Hohlaubgrad of the Allalinhorn (4027m).

Maybe from here one could ask why it took 6 hours to summit on the Strahlhorn, in fact it does´t look that far away. But what one can´t see from this vantage point is the dead ground which has to be crossed on the right of the picture into the Hohlaub Glacier and then across a couple of rocky ridges before the Allalin Glacier is even reached. In fact, from the hut, 200 valuable meters altitude are lost before the real ascent can begin.

Nearing the summit of the Strahlhorn (4190m) Wallis Alps, Switzerland

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Strahlhorn Charles Kenwright

Just under the summit of the Strahlhorn, Wallis Alps, Switzerland
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I´ve just got back from a week in the Wallis Alps in Switzerland. This shot was taken just below the summit of the Strahlhorn. Although only 190 meters over the magical 4000 meter level, it took us 6 long hot and sweaty (at least for me) hours to get to this point from the Britannia hut. This area of the Wallis Alps is near the Matterhorn and also goes under the name of Mischabel.

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.