MONT ST MICHEL, FRANCE
I cannot think of a more interesting place to photograph structure in the landscape than at Mont St. Michel (mon sa mee shell) on the border of the Normandy and the Brittany off France’s northern coast. I say “off” because it literally is off into where the tide surrounds, linked to the land only by a causeway. This little island/town/cathedral was battled over many times, changing hands with the Normans and the English several times. The mix of the ocean spray and the occasional mist is prime time for photographers, and I was on a trip with my uncle when I took this shot. We had wandered down to a little beach on the Normandy side, and I felt like the foreground rocks and beach would make a nice intro to the shape of the place. I hope to return with some film soon.