Aberystwyth is often portrayed as a Bubble, being a small community with all your needs on the edge of the world, a windy way from any larger towns or cities that are inland. Luckily for me, I took a break and went over to see my parents in the beautiful Normandy. After posting about it before as my summer holiday, Normandy’s beauty only increases with the turn of the season and cooling climate.
Normandy in October My Holiday
Getting out, walking, and having mini adventures are fantastic and I wish I could make more time for them back in Wales, but with my busy uni life, it seems just out of reach. Fortunately, I got the opportunity to be in France. With a sunset walk around La Petite Chapelle in Mortain with my better half. This Chapel and Coppice is also a memorial for American servicemen who died protecting the town in the final counterattack in the Battle of Normandy in 1945. As it’s positioned on the top of a hill, it also offers an incredible view looking out towards Brittany and La Manche.
As I’m still pretty much new to landscape photography and still playing around with settings. Mainly HDR modes, serial exposures, and more fancy settings. I really enjoyed seeing how these images turned out from the Chapel.
For these images I used an L series 24-105mm lens. Using settings: 1/1600, f/8.0, ISO 1600 and framing it at 24mm. In Lightroom, I warmed the colours more giving them a yellowy glow. For landscape photos, I try and use a narrower aperture of f/8.0 or smaller to get the whole landscape in focus. If not I’ve tried focus stacking as well but that is a technique that I need more practice on.
As always, thanks for reading, and have another fantastic day!