zondag 2 november 2014

Left to rot and desintegrate...

I went to France a few weeks ago, in first instance to photograph decaying naval ships awaiting their final destination cfr the scrapyard. See my previous post " Final destination" for this :

But France has more to offer of course and has also a few ship cemetaries where ships are left to rot and desintegrate. A lust for the photographic eye if you are into decay, water and clouds...

Anyhow, being there I visited 3 such cemetaries : Le Fret, Rostellec and Camaret-sur-mer. In Le Fret only a few carcasses, in Camaret-sur-mer the ships a placed in such a place to be considered as a touristic attraction and then we have Rostellec that is the most photogenic place of the 3 with the biggest choice of decay. As I later saw, it was forbidden to go near the wrecks ... but my French isn't that good so I didn't understand the sign ;)

For the more adventurous "infiltration" of the Navy ships I opted for my Fuji X-E1 coupled with only the 18-55mm kitlens and my choice was just the same here, my Nikon D600 remaining in the car as merely backup it often does or not to say always these days.

So much for the little story, now on to the pictures...


Le Fret


7 opmerkingen:

  1. prachtige foto,s heb je van dit scheepskerkhof kunnen maken/

    1. Bedankt Bas, het fotogenieke weer droeg die dag ook wel zijn steentje bij :)

  2. Alain, mij heeft eens iemand gezegd "als je een mooie foto wil maken neem je een hele mooie persoon of een hele oude of lelijke persoon" ! Deze reeks is wat hij bedoelde , het resultaat is buitengewoon schitterend ,proficiat mijn vriend !

    1. Bedankt Leonke voor je blijvende steun en lovende woorden :)

  3. indrukwekkende beelden, knappe serie Alain