Below I enclose some pictures of the interesting trip to Normandy and Brittany, France recently I made.
The region is worth a visit, as its historical legacy in the final outcome of World War II and the variety of museums devoted to this topic so requires.
The photographic opportunities are numerous, with its beautiful scenery, variegated shores and clear waters.
Another highlight photogenic subject, due to the accident of the coast are the many lighthouses that stand over and on nearby islands.
While we were in Normandy the weather was splendid, but in the final part of Bretagne, rainy and cloudy weather made it difficult to photograph the scheduled lighthouses. Overall, a good first trip that I will sure have to get back to develop more in depth.
On this trip I was testing the zoom lens Nikon 16-35mm. f/4, which provided very satisfactory results. Good sharpness (including corners) from f/8 on, moderate vignetting, low distortion and active stabilization VR useful for the handheld video.
Cons for this lens to me are that I do not like his so plastic looking appearance. I also find the range somewhat short and makes owning a Nikon 24-70mm. f/2.8 quite a must. I personally prefer middle range zooms and primes for wide and super wide angles.
Camera Nikon D800, processed in Lightroom.