Breton Seascapes

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In spring I travelled to Brittany (France). The major attraction for me as landscape photographer was the coastline. Also the cities (like Saint-Malo) are beautiful and worth a visit. While I was positively surprised by the cities which I expected to be “tourist traps” as the area is a major travel destination, the landscape left me a bit disappointed. It is often scarred from the sheer quantity of visitors and the coast is made accessible by at least one parking area every single kilometer. Well, I am exaggerating a bit.

Nevertheless, the coast is beautiful and the local administration is trying to restore the natural state in many areas, e.g., by creating walking paths and restricting the passage across the sensitive vegetation. Below you find some costal impressions from my trip.

Saint-Malo Côte Granite Rose Rock Formations Côte Sauvage Sunset I Sunset II

I have added a new gallery “Mixed Landscapes” where these and other images without dedicated gallery can be viewed.

Lanzarote – touristic but worth a visit

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This winter I have been on a short trip to Lanzarote which is part of the Canary islands. Although you will certainly be not alone there it is still worth a visit. There are interesting hiking routes as well as beautiful locations for landscape photographers.

Playa de las Conchas Lava Arch Timanfaya View towards La Graciosa

Off the beaten track – hiking in Sarek

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Fording the stream in Tjuoldavágge

Sarek national park is located in the Swedish part of Lapland to the north of the Arctic Circle. Although (or should I say because?) I had visited the area already last year I returned this year to walk a different route and spend again two weeks in one of the most remote areas of Europe. With this article I want to give you some background information on my hike, my motivation and practical aspects.

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Return to Sarek

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In late summer I returned to Sarek – the largest high mountain area in northern Sweden. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. As the last time, I hiked two weeks covering approximately 200 km (see also last year’s post or gallery). Although hiking in the same area, the overlap with last year’s hike was less than 10 km. In the following some preview images, more information and of course pictures will follow.

Light & shadow Evening Glow II Confluence Rapaselet I Aurora II Morning mist Laitaure from Skierffe