Les Joutes

June 21, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Canon EOS 40D, f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 640, 24-105@95mm, handheld.

In honour of my visit later this week to Sete, our old home in France, I thought I’d post this photo of the famous Sete water jousters. Every year they hold water jousting competitions all summer long on the main canal, where teams row their huge jousting boats toward each other with one guy on each boat standing on the rear stage with a lance and shield. The object, of course, is for the guys to knock each other off the stage as the boats pass. In this case it looks like it was a tie.

A Whole Bunch of Mullets

April 23, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Mullet gathering in Sete, France. Canon EOS 40D, f/4, 1/100 s, ISO 400, 24-105@75mm.

Mullet the fish, not the hairstyle.  This is a group of mullet in a canal in Sete, France.

“The Most Beautiful Bookshop in the World”

April 22, 2010 · 2 Comments 

A whole lotta books, Venice, Italy.  Canon EOS 40D, f/4, 1/40s, ISO 1600, 24-105@24mm.

Time for an older photo to spice things up a bit.  This is a look inside a little place in Venice, Italy which bills itself as “the most beautiful bookshop in the world” (written on a handmade sign out front).  It’s definitely one of the most unique.  The entire shop is just jammed packed with books that are in piles with no discernible regard for organization.  Some of the piles are actually inside of old wooden boats, as you can see for the closest stacks in this pic.  The coolest part of the shop is the back entrance which opens directly onto a canal!  You can just pull up in your boat and go inside for some shopping.

Low Tide

April 14, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

Brodick on the Ilse of Arran Scotland. Canon EOS 40D, f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 320, 24-105@24mm.

Boats at low tide in Brodick on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.

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