Nicholas Atkin Fine Art Photography

Europe 2011 - Fench Riviera

Nicholas Atkin - Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nearing the the end of this tour of Europe, we have arrived in the town of Antibes in the French Riviera.  The climate here on the northern edge of the Mediterranean is temperate, and it feels good to thaw out a little.

This part of France, well known for the glitz and glamour of Cannes, Nice and St Tropez, also boasts a beautiful coastline.  The road that links the towns along the coast twists and turns along the rocky coastline and constantly reveals new vistas that hold countless shooting opportunities.

We managed to capture some of the beauty of this region, and in particular, I had been itching to photograph an old rusty pier in Cannes that I remembered from a previous trip. 

The coastline around Antibes gave us the opportunity to spend a couple of mornings photographing the waves breaking against the rocky shoreline.  The light and water in the Mediterranean have a beautiful hue to them.  Below are a couple of digitals that we captured one morning.

European Roadtrip - Heading to Switzerland

Nicholas Atkin - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Heading east through France towards Strasbourg and then head south, slicing through Germany and into Switzerland.

The drive through France was quite remarkable.  We were forced to stick to the Péage due to the heavy European snow falls, but driving through France whist it is covered in a constant blanket of snow was captivating.  As we were entering the Alsace Province we ran into the an incredible frost fall.

We tried to get off the Péage but unfortunately most of the other roads were blocked or too dangerous to stop on to take the cameras out, we did however manage to find a service station were we able heat up with a good dose of Chocolat and take a few snaps of the frost festooned trees.

With another impending snow storm, we quickly got back on the road and headed on to Strasbourg.