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.

New Year In Paris

Nicholas Atkin - Monday, January 03, 2011

Paris is an amazing place!  We have been several times and stayed to see the New Year in, back in 2008, capturing some great images.

This year we returned and were not disappointed.  New Year in Paris consists of a constant flow of Moet champagne and the cheers of Bonne Année on the banks of the Seine.

Our days were spent scouting and our evenings and mornings photographing.  I love to capture cities like Paris after dark.  Night photography is usually carried out during the twilight hours, but I find that the the street lights of Paris, illuminate the buildings and architecture well into the evening and early hours of the morning. 

Waiting until the early hours of the morning produces images that are saturated with atmosphere.

On several occasions,  I have tried to capture the glory of Notre Dame and do it justice. I hope you like it as much as I do.

We have added some of the photos form this trip to the New Releases category of the photography section.