Off-season, Carteret, France April 2012
Off-season, Carteret, France April 2012

Off-Season, Carteret, France

This was taken near the end of a beach in Carteret-Barneville, France, in Lower Normandy. It’s a popular coastal destination in northwestern France, but on this mid-April day, my friend and I were the only ones there. That’s generally how I prefer my beaches.

I spent a few hours today researching the kinds of images that buyers are looking for these days from stock agencies; many feature the kind of dreamy, nostalgic, over-saturated or blown-out mobile app filter looks that I generally haven’t really gravitated towards. When they first began to appear, I decided it was a fad that would quickly pass. That hasn’t been the case in many instances –obviously– so decided to get with the times, at least with this image, and play a bit in post.  Thoughts?

‘Off-season’ is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge; it’s a favorite time of mine to visit corners of the globe that are enjoying a much-needed break.  Below are a couple others along the same theme that I’ve published before, both on coasts. Because that’s when I generally prefer my beaches. 🙂

And here, a brief write-up on the Aegean island of Syros from a visit in November 2008. Off-season, of course.

Empty Hotel, Zorritos, Peru, May 2013
Empty Hotel, Zorritos, Peru, May 2013
Off Season Kavarna, Bulgaria
Off Season Kavarna, Bulgaria

 

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And for the record today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 515th straight, was taken on 13 April 2012.

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