Permanent Residents

February 20, 2010 · 1 Comment 

Camera: Canon 40D; Aperture: f/8; Shutter: 1/80 sec; ISO: 400; HDR from one image saved at three exposures.

For almost two years we lived in the French town of Sète, located in the south on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s an interesting town, with numerous waterways and canals winding through the city between the roads. Due to its proximity to the Med, it is a very popular place to park boats of all sizes, from small personal fishing boats to massive yachts and sailboats.

With so many boats tieing-off in one small town, it’s difficult to be assigned a mooring area, and once people have one they are reluctant to give them up.  It’s not uncommon to see old boats that have been sunk while parked during some storm, that the owners have just left there to reserve their parking spot. Some of them have been there for years.

It’s a bit strange to walk along the main canal and see the occasional sunken boat, but it certainly contributes to the town’s unique feel. It also makes for some interesting photo opportunities. We’re taking another trip back to Sète this summer and I hope to take some more photos like these.

Camera: Canon 40D; Aperture: f/6.3; Shutter: 1/1000 sec; ISO: 400; HDR from one image saved at three exposures.

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