Trip to Normandy and Bretagne, France

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.

Normandy

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 400 32mm f/8 5 seg. + ND

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 16mm f/9 1/320 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 22mm f/9 1/320 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 32mm f/9 1/125 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 16mm f/5 1/100 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 800 20mm f/13 1/100 seg.

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 ISO 50 80mm f/16 1/30 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 50 21mm f/22 247 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 50 19mm f/22 3 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 27mm f/9 1/80 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 50 21mm f/13 1 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 35mm. f/8 1/50 seg.

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 100 21mm f/16 64 seg. + ND

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Nikon 28mm f/1.4 ISO 100 f/5.6 77 seg. + ND

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 50 29mm f/22 147 seg. + ND

 

Bretagne

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 200 21mm f/16 106 seg. + ND

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 50 20mm f/22 60 seg. + ND

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Nikon 16-35mm f/4 ISO 1000 35mm f/5.6 1/15 seg.

By | 2017-02-03T09:03:16+00:00 October 15th, 2013|

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