Watching the Sunset

I feel like this image is a bit of a departure for me. However, I don’t normally have the chance to shoot at sunset, and when traveling through Normandy I was presented with a unique opportunity.

The building in the distance is the towers of Mont Saint-Michel, an island commune of the coast of France. It houses a monastery at the very top, which was a common pilgrimage spot in early history since the island was only accessible during low tide. It was one of the few places during the 100 years war that was never conquered, and now is popular tourist spot. It was truly a beautiful site, and unlike anything I had ever seen before. However, a huge wave of tourists made parts of it difficult to shoot. This picture captures the majesty of the abby against the skyline in a quiet and strong way.

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T4i

Lens: 18-135 mm IS STM

Date: November 2013

Location: Normandy, France


“All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton


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