It was great to have a visitor to the island a couple of months ago, this time all the way from Holland, nooo.... she isn't from Amsterdam and no she doesn't smoke weed, I asked.
Karin was visiting Guernsey for the first time and got in touch to ask if I could show her around the island to take some landscape and nightscape images. Karin's photography expertise lies in family portraiture and wedding photography so we had plenty to talk about.
Although landscape photography is more of a hobby for me, I hadn't been out to take any images for myself in well over a year. The images I have been out to take have been commissioned for commercial use and local businesses so it was nice to get out and create something new without the pressure.
Either way I was keen to get out with a likeminded photographer and create some epic images, I only had 2 evenings free, so the first evening we headed out to L'Ancresse Bay and found a new location I'd never shot at the shooting range. For sunset we then headed towards Port Soif to capture some long exposures.
The second evening we headed to the cliffs at Pleinmont. After walking around for an hour and taking a few snaps we ended up on the slipway in front of the fairy ring, not sure what that's called but if you know feel free to drop me a comment.
Soon after sunset that evening we headed back up to L'Ancresse to see if the stars would come out. Sure enough they did, and what an amazing sky it was! Although it was a little hazy and I'd seen clearer nights in the past, Karin was amazed to see so many stars and mentioned she had never seen anything like it in Holland.
We ended the night resonably early at around 12am, i knew id missed the chance at taking my usual selfie in good light, so we decided on a slightly different style.
We are looking forward to heading back out again in October when she will be visiting for the second time, but for now, here are a few images we managed to take.
Images below by JR Photography.
Fort Le MarchantJR Photography Fort PezeriesJR Photography Fort PezeriesJR Photography Fort Le MarchantJR Photography Lihou IslandJR Photography Fort Le MarchantJR Photography Les Hanois LighthouseJR Photography L'Ancresse Loophole Tower n.5JR Photography L'Ancresse Loophole Tower n.5 SelfieJR Photography
Images below by Karin Rozeboom.
Les Hanois LighthouseKarin Rozeboom L'Ancresse Loophole Tower n.5Karin Rozeboom Fort Le MarchantKarin Rozeboom Port SoifKarin Rozeboom Port SoifKarin Rozeboom