Briefly about Bretagne
Bretagne – or in English, Brittany – is the westernmost part of France. True land of legends and traditions, Bretagne has developed over the centuries a strong identity of culture. Maybe one of the strongest culture of all the regions of France. With its own flag and languages: Breton and Gallo.
Piece of land surrounded by ones of the wildest seas of Europe, like Iroise Sea, Bretagne coastline is very rugged and jagged and composed of high granite peaks and rocks. Weather can be very wild: strong wind, intense rain fall are frequent. Especially during winter time, when the coastline region is subject to numerous storms with wind records higher than 120Km/h.
Places featured in this album
- Presqu’île de Crozon
- Pointe de Dinan
- Kermorvan Lighthouse (Phare de Kermorvan)
- Four Lighthouse (Phare du Four)
- Ile Vierge Lighthouse (Phare de l’île Vierge)
- Petit Minou Lighthouse (Phare du Petit Minou)
- Locronan village
- Pointe du Van
- Créach’h Lighthouse (Phare du Créac’h)
- Ouessant island (île de Ouessant)
What to bring and recommended equipment
- Any camera, with a preference for DSLR camera
- A tripod is a must in Bretagne. Indeed, conditions can suddenly become very windy and wild, so a tripod can extend your photo possibilities. Also, due to the type of the landscape with lots of coastlines and the ocean, long exposure may be a common way to take a photo.
- A standard zoom equivalent to 24-70m is highly recommended. This kind of mid-range zoom is very versatile and can be used in many situations and compositions. I used the most this type of lens for this series of pictures.
- I would also suggest a telezoom like 70-200mm (or even any longer zoom). Some lighthouses are few kilometers away from the coast and a telezoom will suits to take pictures of them. Also, with differents types of birds living along the coastline, a telezoom can be very handy for any bird and wildlife lover.
- A wide angle lens like 14-24mm or 16-35mm can also fits some needs but, to me, there is only few situations it could be use.
My setup used for this collection
- Nikon D750
- Benro TMA28C + B2 ballhead
- Sigma 14-24mm F/2.8
- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8
- Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.5
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